Kokuyo Design Award 2023

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Kokuyo Design Award 2023

Kokuyo Design Award 2023 now is over!

Kokuyo Design Award 2023: Kokuyo Design Award 2023, international product design competition organized by KOKUYO aiming to gather and commercialize designs from a wide range of users in the general public that are excellent from the perspective of those using them.

Short description

The Kokuyo Design Award Kokuyo 2023 now is opened for entries accepting registration and submissions internationally!

The Kokuyo Design Award, organized by KOKUYO Group is an international product design competition that’s all about imagining and creating the future together. It gathers proposals from all around the world, and turns outstanding entries into commercial products.

This time, the organizers are calling for works based on the theme “Embrace.” This word carries meanings like “inclusion” and “hugging.” In that same vein, the organizers are looking for product design proposals that make people feel cheerful and positive by accepting and acknowledging the differences between people and the challenges society is facing.

Any stationery, furniture or tool used in working, learning and living scenes is eligible for entry. Submissions must be the original work of the entrant and must have not been made public (in Japan or overseas) before or concurrent to this contest. Multiple submissions are allowed.

Submissions will be evaluated based on these evaluation points:

The design includes a proposed solution to some social issue
The design has components that make people feel positive
The idea’s uniqueness
The product design’s feasibility
The design’s potential to become a product

Who may enter?

This competition is open worldwide to any corporations, organizations, individuals and group (up to two individuals for group entries).


The best entry will be awarded with a Grand Prix of 2,000,000 Japanese Yen. Three Merit awards of 500,000 Japanese Yen each will also be announced.

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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