Deadline: 18 October 2019
Open to: any corporation, individual or group that fulfills the requirements, regardless of their age, sex, occupation, or nationality
Awards: a grand prize of around USD 18,000
Registrations and submissions are now being accepted for the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2020. The KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD is an international competition for user-centric product design, where the best of the best are actually put on the consumer market. The award enhances the design as a value and supports the production of items loved by the user.
Last year, they received a total of 1,289 entries from product designers in more than 46 countries. Past award winners have included hit products like the Kadokeshi eraser, the Nameless Paints, and the True Measure ruler. They seek any and all ideas that turn into real products. This year’s theme is “ the symbol heart” – Love, passion, bonds, cuteness, hope, attachment, feelings, life. An idea to transform and lighten up this world. A design that moves your heart the moment you see it, the moment you touch it. The target designs that they want to receive are for “stationery, furniture and all items generally used in working, learning and living scenes”.
For more information and to apply please visit this website.