GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022 Participation

Outline

Organizer and Supporters

Organizer : Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)
Supporters : Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency / Tokyo Metropolitan Government / The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism / Nihon Keizai Shimbun / NHK / World Design Organization

Organizer : 
Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)

Supporters : 
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency / Tokyo Metropolitan Government / The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism / Nihon Keizai Shimbun / NHK / World Design Organization

Schedule and Fees

Schedule

Key dates for entry

Application

April 1
Call for Entry
May 25
Entry Deadline, Due Date of Submission for Application Confirmation Form
May 31
Deadline for Payment of First Screening Fee

April 1
Call for Entry

May 25
Entry Deadline, Due Date of Submission for Application Confirmation Form

May 31
Deadline for Payment of First Screening Fee

First Screening

June 3 - 26
First Screening Period
June 27
Notification of First Screening Results

June 3 - 26
First Screening Period

June 27
Notification of First Screening Results

Second Screening

June 27 - July 4
Registration Period of Second Screening Information
July 5 - August 18
Second Screening Period
August 1
Second Screening Installation Date
August 2 - 4
Second Screening Session (venue: AICHI SKY EXPO, Aichi, Japan)
August 5
Second Screening Dismantlement Date
August 12
Deadline for Payment of Second Screening Fee
August 19
Notification of Second Screening Results
August 19 - 26
Registration Period of Award Acceptance Information
September 15
Deadline for Letter of Consent (if applicable)

June 27 - July 4
Registration Period of Second Screening Information

July 5 - August 18
Second Screening Period

August 1
Second Screening Installation Date

August 2 - 4
Second Screening Session (venue: AICHI SKY EXPO, Aichi, Japan)

August 5
Second Screening Dismantlement Date

August 12
Deadline for Payment of Second Screening Fee

August 19
Notification of Second Screening Results

August 19 - 26
Registration Period of Award Acceptance Information

September 15
Deadline for Letter of Consent (if applicable)

Special Award Screening (Only for GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Winners)

August 19 - 26
Registration Period of GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation
September 16
GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation (Closed) / Special Awards Screening Session (Closed)
September 20
Deadline for Payment of Award Package Fee

August 19 - 26
Registration Period of GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation

September 16
GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation (Closed) / Special Awards Screening Session (Closed)

September 20
Deadline for Payment of Award Package Fee

Announcement / Promotion

October 7
Public Announcement of Award Winners (including GOOD DESIGN AWARD, GOOD DESIGN BEST100, GOOD FOCUS AWARD, GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD, Finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD)
October 7 - November 6
GOOD DESIGN AWARD PR Period
November 1
GOOD DESIGN AWARD Ceremony, GRAND AWARD Election
March 2023
Publication of Yearbook

October 7
Public Announcement of Award Winners (including GOOD DESIGN AWARD, GOOD DESIGN BEST100, GOOD FOCUS AWARD, GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD, Finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD)

October 7 - November 6
GOOD DESIGN AWARD PR Period

November 1
GOOD DESIGN AWARD Ceremony, GRAND AWARD Election

March 2023
Publication of Yearbook

Fees

All amounts include taxes. Each amount indicates the amount per screened item.

Subject Mandatory/
Optional
Item Amount Payment
deadline
Withdrawal
deadline
All entries Mandatory First screening fee JPY 11,000 May.31 Jun.2
Entries
eligible
for second
screening
Mandatory Second screening fee JPY 58,300 Aug.12 Jul.4
Optional
*Option prices are to be announced officially in "2nd screening guide" which will be distributed after the notification of the first screening result.
Screening fee for
undisclosed entries
JPY 104,500 Aug.12 Jul.4
Additional
exhibition space
JPY 17,600
(per section)
Display table JPY 6,600
(per sq. m.)
Electrical
construction
and usage fees
Actual cost
(only for entries
requiring power
supply)
Other options
(panel stands, etc.)
To be specified
separately
Printing service fee
* The A3 material papers print service is available ONLY to applicant from Unit 13-16.
 
・A1 size panel
・A3 size material
papers
JPY 30,000
JPY 5,000
Forwarder service fee Price depends on the size, etc. For details , please refer to 2nd screening guide Official agent will charge later. For details , please refer to 2nd screening guide -
On-Site screening fee Actual cost
(travel expenses
to venue)
To be specified
separately
-
All awarded
works
Mandatory Award package fee
*This fee includes publication in
yearbook and website, a yearbook, a certificate,
and promotional opportunities.
JPY 88,000 Sep.20 Aug.26
Subject Mand-
atory/
Opt-
ional
Item/
Amount
Pay-
ment
dead-
line
With-
drawal
dead-
line
All
entries
Mand-
atory
First
screening
fee
/JPY 11,000
May.31 Jun.2
Entries
eligible
for
second
screening
Mand-
atory
Second
screening
fee
/JPY 58,300
Aug.12 Jul.4
Opt-
ional
* Option prices are to be announced officially in "2nd screening guide" which will be distributed after the notification of the first screening result.
Screening
fee for
undisclosed
entries
/JPY 104,500
Aug.12 Jul.4
Additional
exhibition space
/JPY 17,600
(per section)
Display table
/JPY 6,600
(per sq. m.)
Electrical
construction
and usage fees
/Actual cost
(only for entries
requiring power
supply)
Other options
(panel stands, etc.)
/To be specified
separately
Printing service fee
* The A3 material papers print service is available ONLY to applicant from Unit 13-16.
・A1 size panel
/JPY 30,000
・A3 size material
papers
/JPY 5,000
Forwarder
service
fee / Price depends on
the size, etc.
For details ,
please refer to
2nd screening guide
Official
agent will
charge later.
For details ,
please refer to
2nd screening guide
-
On-Site screening fee
/Actual cost
(travel expenses
to venue)
To be
specified
separately
-
All
awarded
works
Award package fee
*This fee includes publication in
yearbook and website, a yearbook, a certificate,
and promotional opportunities.

/JPY 88,000
Payment deadline: Sep.20 Withdrawal deadline: Aug.26

Notes:
* Rough estimate of costs from entry to winning award:
First screening fee (11,000 yen) + second screening fee (58,300 yen) + award package fee (88,000 yen) = Total (157,300 yen)
* If you use G Mark after you won the award, you have to apply & pay for the G Mark license fee. See G Mark Usage for details.
* In case you withdraw your entry after each appointed date, you have to pay your screening fee/award package fee.
* Please note that if payment of fees is not made by the respective deadlines, application will be disqualified or the award will be cancelled. However, the obligation to pay will be preserved.

Types of Awards

GOOD DESIGN AWARD consists of GOOD DESIGN AWARD together with GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD, GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD, and GOOD FOCUS AWARD selected from all award winners.
GOOD DESIGN AWARD is presented to entries recognized as excellent designs from among all screened items, and then 100 winners with superior designs are chosen as GOOD DESIGN BEST100.
Next, the Judging Committee chooses winners of GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD and GOOD FOCUS AWARD as well as finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD from the GOOD DESIGN BEST100.
The winner of GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD is chosen from the finalists for that award voting by the judges, GOOD DESIGN AWARD winners, and others.

Category for Entry

Concept of entry categories

With the advancement of an information-technology society, many subjects of design are shifting toward comprehensive total design that includes not just practical, tangible form but also a wide range of systems, structures, and other intangibles for maintaining various relations. As a result, it is expected that for numerous entries it will be difficult to choose a single category for entry.
In screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, the entry category is considered a statement by the applicant regarding the point of view from which the entry should be judged. Accordingly, applicants are requested to choose entry categories reflecting the perspectives that they would like to stress most for their entries.
However, during the screening process an entry may be judged as part of a unit that differs from the chosen category, as deemed appropriate by the Judging Committee.

List of Category for Entry

See here for the specific subjects of each category.

  • 01-01 Accessories and personal items contact lens, eyeglasses, mask, accessories, watch, wallet, card holder, smartphone/tablet case, camera sling, bag(backpack, PC bag etc.) shoes/sandals, slippers, artificial limb, wig
    01-02 Accessories and personal items for professional use fingerstall, nameplate, armband, dust mask, dust goggles, work gloves, cotton work gloves, insulating gloves, helmet, life jacket, safety vest, work clothes, white coat, work shoes, safety shoes, lanyard, safety belt, earmuffs
    01-03 Clothing hat, clothing, clothing accessories
  • 02-01 Wellness and massage items relaxation products, walking products, daily exercise product, EMS, activity monitor, pedometer, WBGT monitor, alcometer, massage goods/chair
    02-02 Sanitary goods toothbrush, household dental hygiene products, adult diaper, shaver, nail clipper, ear pick, comb, shaving things, razor, dryer, tissue, towel, bath mat, laundry net, detergent, cleaning sponge, shampoo, body care goods, bath goods, portable toilet, hot water bottle, body odor measuring instrument, breath checker
    02-03 Beauty care equipment and instrument makeup tools, facial roller, perm rods, beauty device, hair iron, hair dryer
    02-04 Childcare goods and accessories diaper, baby sling, swaddle, babywear, pacifier, mother's bag
    02-05 Household childcare items baby stroller, potty, baby bath, baby bed, baby food, breast pump, baby bottle, baby tableware, chairs for children
    02-06 Household nursing and rehabilitation equipment hearing aid, wheelchair, walker, nursing care food, hospital food, nursing bed, patient positioner, walking stick, rollator, portable toilet for nursing care
  • 03-01 Stationery and office supplies pen, mechanical pencil, notebook, diary, glue, scissors, cutter, stapler, adhesive tape, tape cutter, correction fluid/correction tape, seal, ink-pad, ruler, calculator, envelop, sticky note, book stand, book cover, picture flame, painting tools(paints, pallets, crayons), calendar, slip, file binder, clip, laser pointer, scientific calculator, cutting machine, bookbinding tool, drawing tool, photographic paper, whiteboard, label printer
    03-02 Teaching materials and educational supplies intellectual toy, teaching materials, textbook/reference book, picture book, dictionary, educational tool, magnifying glass, microscope, flask, beaker
    03-03 Toys toy, doll, stuffed toy, building blocks, board game, minicar, plastic model
    03-04 Sporting goods bat, ball, shin pad, golf club, yoga mat, fitness equipment, training equipment, referee stand, field marking tool, sports eyewear, swimming goggles, sports shoes, jump ropes
    03-05 Leisure/Outdoor/Travel goods picnic blanket, cooler box, tent, lantern, BBQ grill, trekking pole, outdoor chair/table, compass, binoculars, sleeping bag, folding knife, outdoor burner, outdoor cookware, suitcase, travel goods
    03-06 Hobby goods and pet care supplies fishing rod, reel, handicraft tool, leash, pet toilet, aquarium, cat tower, grooming brush, pet monitor camera, individual identification badge
    03-07 Garden tools flower vase, flower pot, planter, watering pot, hose reel, watering nozzle, pruning scissors, scoop, indoor plant factory
    03-08 Musical instrument piano, guitar, guitar amplifier, electronic musical instrument
  • 04-01 Kitchen goods, cookware, tableware and cutlery pot, frying pan, cleaning item for kitchen, kitchen knife, kitchen scissors, ladle, tong, turner, slicer, sieve, mixing bowl, long chopsticks for cooking, chopsticks, cutlery, glass, cup, dish, bowl, small bowl, tray, water bottle, tea utensil, lunch box, seasoning container, measuring spoon
    04-02 Daily necessities umbrella, fan, snow remover, sewing kit, (seat) cushion, mat, carpet, trash can, hanger, flashlight, table clock/wall clock, insecticide, aroma diffuser
    04-03 Cleaning goods broom, dustpan, duster, mop, cleaning brush
    04-04 Emergency supplies disaster prevention hood and helmet, emergency kit / disaster prevention set, emergency food, preserved food, emergency toilet kit, disaster prevention lantern
    04-05 Bedclothes futon, bed sheets, mattress, pillow, blanket
    04-06 Religious supplies Buddhist altar and instrument, Shinto altar and instrument, plate for piled salt, rosary, urn, tomb stone
  • 05-01 Home appliances digital photo frame, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, refrigerator, home cleaning machine, dishwasher / dryer, water purifier, sewing machine, iron, high pressure washer, deodorizing machine
    05-02 Environmental appliances and equipment air cleaner, humidifier, electrical fan, electric stove, heater / fan heater, electric warmer, hot carpets, cooler
    *air conditioner and condenser unit are not in this category, please select category 10-02 House air conditioning machines/fixtures
  • 06-01 Cooking appliances rice cooker, microwave oven, food processor, hot plate, mixer, blender, juicer, electric kettle, coffee maker, toaster, IH cooker
  • 07-01 Audio equipment for personal use headphone, earphone, loudspeaker, audio player, audio amplifier, stereo system, home sound system, smart speaker, AI speaker
    07-02 Broadcast and sound equipment for professional use mixing console, multi-track recorder, switcher, loudspeaker for professional use, microphone for professional use, power amplifier for professional use, wireless microphone system, sound processor, video camera for professional use
    07-03 Camera and peripherals camera, video camera, camera lens, strobe, tripod, camera stabiliser, security camera
    07-04 Video equipment TV, monitor, media player, VR headset, projector, monitor/projector for professional use
  • 08-01 Smart phone and peripherals smart phone, telephone, mobile phone, communication mobile terminal, mobile battery, gimbal
    08-02 Smart watch smart watch
    08-03 PC and peripherals desktop PC, laptop PC, tablet PC, mouse, keyboard, stylus, motherboard, graphics card, OA tap, cable
    08-04 ICT equipment for the general public printer, scanner, NAS, hard disk, SSD, storage media, network device, router, switching hub, translator
    08-05 ICT equipment for professional use emergency communication system, computer for professional use, telephone for professional use, transceiver, wireless communication equipment for professional use, printer for professional use, composite printer
  • 09-01 Working tools and instruments pliers, nipper, screwdriver, saw, small work items, spray, paint, tool holder, vise, jig, electric tool, packing materials, cardboard box, guide baton, hand truck, floodlight, cleaning gun, ladder, stepladder, level
    09-02 Agricultural tools and equipment hoe, sickle, rake, mortar, lawnmower, hedge trimmer, cultivator, huller, threshing machine, rice polishing machine, weighing machine, furrow coating machine, drone for agricultural use
    09-03 Equipment and facilities for production and manufacturing data logger, control equipment, digital micrometer, current probe, measuring equipment, surveying machine, indicator, FA equipment, programmable controller, actuator, industrial robot, processor, machining center, semiconductor manufacturing device, scaffold, wheel loader, printing press, container, belt conveyor, automatic carrier, nondestructive inspection device, injection molding machine
    09-04 Medical equipment and facilities sphygmomanometer, thermometer, injector, intravenous drip, medicine, stent, surgical instrument, stretcher, biomonitoring, washer, suction machine, therapeutic instrument, nurse call button, medical cart, examination table, medical furniture, hospital facility, inspection and diagnostic equipment(ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, MRI, CT scan, x-ray device, etc), analyzer, packing machine for medicine, medical bed, medical protective glasses, low frequency treatment device, household medical instrument and device, household medicine, inhaler (nebulizer), blood glucose level measuring device, insulin syringe
    09-05 Materials and parts sheet materials, paper, block, ceramic materials, glass materials, plastic materials, coating
    09-06 Manufacturing and production technique processing method, manufacturing method, constructing method, transportation technique
    09-07 Equipment and facilities for research and experiment pipette, electronic balance, agitator, homogenizer, gas chromatography, x-ray fluorescence spectrometer, biochemical automatic analyzer, fume hood, environmental test equipment, durability test device, accelerator, radio telescope
    09-08 Other product for medical use and manufacturing
  • 10-01 House lighting appliances light bulb, ceiling light, pendant light, desk lamp, floor lamp, stand lamp, sensor light
    10-02 House air conditioning machines/fixtures air conditioner, air vent
    10-03 House building materials/fixtures architectural hardware, building material, fixtures, stairs, sash/window, door handle
    10-04 House interior materials curtain, blinds, rolling screen, wallpaper
    10-05 House exterior materials roofing materials, garage, doorplate, postbox, rain gutter, wood deck, terrace, sunshade, shelter, interphone
    10-06 Kitchen fixtures range hood and ventilator, water heater, remote controller for water heater, sink, built-in stove
    10-07 Bathroom and wet area wash basin, shower, bathtub, toilet bowl / toilet seat, water purification device, faucet, modular bathroom
    10-08 House machines/fixtures elevator for home, escalator for home, digital lock, smart lock, home delivery locker box, fire alarm, home electricity storage system
  • 11-01 Home furniture chair, sofa, table, desk, partition, hanger pole, laundry pole, storage case, shelf, storage furniture, wardrobe, drawer, bed
    11-02 Furniture for shop, office, public space office chair, office table, desk wagon, storage shelf, cabinet rack, locker, storage system, partition, reception office furniture, work station, office ceiling light
    11-03 Display furniture for shop and public space ticket vending machine, automatic ticket check, ATM, sign board, digital signage, pachinko game equipment, display fixture, plant factory for shop
    11-04 Equipment and facilities for public space automatic door, fire alarm, evacuation guide, chair and desk for educational facility, lounge sofa, telephone booth, security gate, dust box for public, portable toilet for public, washbasin for public facility, stairs for public facility, bollard, fence, street light, sign board, electric pole, curved mirror, moveable fence, street furniture, spectator seat, braille tile, pavement, playground equipment for park, elevator, escalator, planetarium floodlight
    11-05 Kitchen equipment and facilities for professional use cylindrical pan, steamer, fryer, Chinese frying pan, hotel pan and food pan, kitchen pot, frying pan for professional use, bowl for professional use, kitchen knife for professional use, other kitchen utensils for professional use, banquet ware, food tray, bus box, oven for pizza, refrigerator for professional use, wine cellar for professional use, dishwasher for professional use, water heater for professional use, kitchen, towel warmer, ice machine, refrigerating stocker
    11-06 Equipment and facilities for professional use cash register counter, receipt printer, POS terminal, handy terminal, barcode scanner, cash drawer, counting scale, settlement terminal, register, side ditch cover, manhole cover, distribution board, earthquake sensor, water quantity measuring instrument, solar cell array stand, fence for construction work, fire hydrant, construction sign, safety flag, color cone, barricade, lighting for construction work site, bookcase, base station, power transmission tower, wind power generator, lighting appliances for professional use, ceiling embedded air conditioner, air conditioning equipment and facilities for professional use
    11-07 Building materials and equipment for commercial space monitoring camera unit, security box, monitoring control system, management system, control panel, interphone for commercial/professional use, shutter
  • 12-01 Passenger car, Passenger car-related instruments passenger car for home use, car tire, car navigation system, dash cam, car audio system, car stopper, child seat, car speaker system
    12-02 Commercial vehicle, Commercial vehicle-related instruments taxi, bus, truck, construction vehicle(crane truck, etc), farm vehicle(tractor, etc), amphibious vehicle, fire engine, other vehicle for specific use(snowplow, etc), car tire for commercial vehicle, car navigation system for commercial vehicle, dash cam for commercial vehicle, wheel balancer, safe driving support instrument/system
    12-03 Motorbike, Motorbike-related instruments motorbike for private/commercial use, tire for motorbike, speedometer, helmet, glove, riding wear
    12-04 Personal mobility and bicycle, Personal mobility and bicycle-related instruments personal mobility and bicycle, bicycle light, cycle computer / speedometer, riding wear
    12-05 Railway, Shipping, Aircraft railway vehicle, equipment and facility for railway, system and service for railway or railway operation, yacht, motorboat, water motorbikes, cruiser, passenger ship, cargo ship, boat for special use, equipment and facility for shipping, rocket, aircraft, airship, helicopter, drone for transportation, equipment and facility for aircraft
    12-06 Transportation system and service (logistics / physical distribution) transportation system and service, logistic system and service, traffic management system,
  • 13-01 Commercial/industrialized housing A house built as a commodity offered to the market
    13-02 Detached house A house designed individually to meet the needs of a particular owner
    13-03 Small sized housing complex Total floor area 1,000 square meters, the number of dwelling units below 15, owner centered small sized housing complex (plans with urban development are classified as category 14.)
    13-04 Small sized cohousing / dormitory Total floor area is less than 1,000 square meters, cohousing for specific purpose (shared house, nursing home, student dormitory, etc). (plans with urban development are classified as category 14.)
    13-05 Construction method for housing construction method for housing, structural member for housing, seismic isolation structure for housing
    13-06 Service and system for detached house and small-sized housing complex / HEMS(Home Energy Management System) energy management system, proposal for storage, air conditioning, water supply, etc.
    13-07 Interior for detached house and small sized housing complex
  • 14-01 Medium/large sized housing complex Total floor area is more than 1,000 square meters, the number of dwelling units above 15, medium to large sized housing complex,apartment complex, new town, residential area with town development
    14-02 Medium/large sized cohousing / dormitory Total floor area is more than 1,000 square meters, cohousing for specific purpose (shared house, nursing home, student dormitory, etc).
    14-03 Service and system for housing complex/HEMS service for residents of housing complex, service to support purchase and design of housing, housing value creation servic
    14-04 Interior for medium to large sized housing complex
  • 15-01 Construction and environment for office and industrial facility construction/space design/sign system for office, research and development institute, factory, industrial complex, warehouse, distribution center, container yard, power plant, production facility, facility and space for management and control, etc.
    15-02 Interior for industrial facility and office  
    15-03 Construction and environment for commercial facility construction/space design/sign system/exhibition space, space effect, lighting plan, VMD (visual merchandising), chapel, stall for commercial complex, shopping center, shop, showroom, hotel and accommodation, cinema, theater and other amusement facilities
    15-04 Interior for commercial facility and shop  
  • 16-01 Construction/space design for public facility construction/space design/sign system/pictogram for government building, educational facility, medical/welfare facility, museum, library, cultural exchange facility, post office, bank, financial facility, airport, station building, religious facility, zoo, aquarium, observation deck, tourist facility, gymnasium, stadium, arena, etc.
    16-02 Interior for public facility
    16-03 Landscape, civil engineering structures landscape, environmental design, park, square, road, traffic terminal, bridge, tower, harbor/river maintenance, dam, embankment, tunnel, junction, water channel, water and sewage infrastructure
    16-04 Block and community development city block development, urban development, community/regional development, urban planning
    16-05 Construction method for industry, commercial, public facility structure, structural member, building method, civil engineering method, demolition method
  • 17-01 Media magazine, website, free paper magazine, local government's journal, regional PR magazine
    17-02 Contents for the general public book, electronic book, TV program, video game, advertisement, promotion planning, promotion and advertising event, corporate PR, regional tourism map, regional promotion campaign, music video, AR contents, VR contents, live viewing, infographic
    17-03 Contents for business in-house information dissemination media, in-house journal, new product presentation, brand management manual, operation guideline, service manual
    17-04 Method for advertising/PR advertisement contents, PR contents, PR method
    17-05 Exhibition / display exhibition, exhibition booth, display, projection mapping, video installation
    17-06 Branding / CI / VI branding, CI (Corporate Identity), VI (Visual Identity)
    17-07 Font web font, digital font, brand font, font service
    17-08 Packaging for the general public drink and food package, packaging container for food and drink, product package, package and container design for daily necessities, cosmetic package, package for drug and medicine, CD jacket
    17-09 Packaging for professional use package for transportation, packaging container, shelf-ready packaging
  • 18-01 Application, software for the general public / apps for smartphones and tablets video editing software, educational app/software, automatic translation program, household account app, map app, SNS, coworking tool, travel app, home medical support app, personal finance app, photo app
    18-02 System/service for the general public loss prevention device, child care support service, care support service, crime prevention system, education system, community-based integrated care system, repair service, watching service, location search service, photo gift service, bookbinding service, processing service, mileage service, room access management system, search system, matching service, navigation service, crowdfunding service
    18-03 Insurance/financial service and system asset management system, insurance contract service, financial product management system
    18-04 Software for professional use CAD software, software for development, medical software, customer management application, profit optimization tool, accommodation management system, image analysis software, business data management application, store management tool, team management application, business improvement application
    18-05 System/service for professional use employee management system, franchise system, coin parking system, data visualization system, data analysis service, customer management service, aseptic system, FA system, logistics system, POS system, order system, ASP service, telemedicine system, electronic medical record system, library search system , EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Service), organization improvement system
    18-06 Social infrastructure system / infrastructure water and sewage system, power generation system, smart grid, eco system, certificate system, disaster risk management system, medical cooperation system, tax payment system
  • 19-01 Initiative and activity for regional region cultural support, region resource conservation activity, municipal system, region regeneration project, region exchange program, support for developing country
    19-02 Initiative and activity for community development district exchange promotion Initiative, community development Initiative, community platform, festival planning, event planning
  • 20-01 Initiative and activity for the general public poverty support, childbirth and childcare support, social business, Initiative for realization of gender equality society, Initiative for realization of a carbon-free society, Initiative for promotion of circular economy
    20-02 Awareness improvement for individual and public Initiative for improving awareness of disaster prevention, work experience workshop, experience-based learning program, reconstruction support activity, cultural awareness campaign
    20-03 Awareness improvement, management method and Initiative for industry improvement of working style, improvement of work flow, job awareness reform, organizational reform, organization and team building method, employment system, working rules, employment creation support, business start-up support, technical support for developing countries, dispatch of engineer, free provision of patent, coworking space, work space
    20-04 Education/promotion/support method education program, education support program, housing support program, volunteer support program, technical training system, skill sharing service, workshop program
    20-05 Research and development method survey method, analysis method, idea creation method, academic-industry cooperation research and development, PBL(project based learning), open source development

Entry Form (Sample)

Applicant is required to submit entry information on the "entry site" as follows.
Please make the information straightforward and clear so that the Judging Committee can understand the entry properly.

  • *Mandatory.
  • For information registered in English, every space, punctuation mark and letter will be counted as one character.
  • The item with the “(REL)” will be released for awarded works. A period during which the award winners can edit and modify the information will be set before the public announcement of award winners.

A downloadable file is also available from the following link:
Entry Form for GOOD DESIGN AWARD (Sample) (Excel)

1. Basic Information

The most basic information about the entry to be filled in.

1-1. Entry information

  • Category of the entry (REL) *
    Choose one from: "Category for Entry"
  • General name of the entry (REL, within 50 characters) *(e.g. watch, chair, Notebook PC, etc.)
  • Proper (Unique) name of the entry (REL, within 150 characters) *
  • Applicant (REL, within 100 characters) *(Name of company or individual)
    Applicant name will be shown as the award winner.
  • Business owner (REL, within 100 characters) *(Name of company or individual)

1-2. Designer information
Enter the names of people in the three roles of design production, direction, and design work itself.
(e.g. Taro Nihon, Jiro Nihon, Product design div./Saburo Nihon, Product planning div., JDP Co., Ltd. + Kate Smith, Dogu Design) Please fill in at least once section.

  • Producer (REL, within 200 characters) *
  • Director (REL, within 200 characters) *
  • Designer (REL, within 200 characters) *

1-3. Specifications

Specification (REL, within 300 characters) *
Please specify the measurement of the entry.
- Product: dimension, weight, material of the entry
- Software: user target, platform, user environment of the entry
- Service, activity: user target, platform of the entry
- Architecture: area dimension (site area, total floor space), main frame structure, number of the floor

Market release/launch/opening date (REL) *

  • On Sale / To be on sale / Launched
  • Others (Within 100 characters)
  • Date YYYY/MM/DD
  • Show the year and month only

Sales area or construction site (REL)
Sales area

  • Japan Market
  • Outside of Japan
  • Both inside & outside of Japan
Construction site (Within 100 characters)

Retail price or total project cost (REL if it is retail price) *
- For commercial products, enter the retail price. For other entries, enter the total cost of the project.
- If there is one price only, enter the price in the left field only. If there is a range of the price, enter the lowest and highest prices.
- If no suggested retail price has been set, select "Open price" and enter the market price in the price field.
- For commercial products that have not yet been released, enter the estimated price.
- If you choose "Open price", total project cost and the market price, it will not be released.

  • Retail Price
  • Total Project Cost
  • Price [ ] (- [ ] )(Select Currency [JPY] [CNY] [TWD] [KRW] [USD] [EUR] )
  • Open Price

URL of the entry's information
(REL, within 200 characters)

1-4.Images/Detail material/Data

Image for screening/Publications:
* If an entry is awarded, you can change the image before publishing.
* Images must be JPEG format (RGB), 350dpi or short side is not less than 190mm , either square or rectangular.
* Each image and PDF files can be up to 2MB.
* Filename of image should be in half-width alphanumeric, with extension ('.jpg' '.pdf').
* PDF files can be uploaded only to "supplemental materials".
* When using in the yearbook, images may be retouched / cropped for tone adjustment.

  • Photo1: Main picture (JPEG format) REL *
    This picture will appear in the online gallery and in the Yearbook, if awarded.
  • Photo2: Picture describes its usage, etc (JPEG format)
  • Photo3: Picture describes its focal point of the design, etc (JPEG format)
  • Portrait of Designer (JPEG format) REL
  • Supplemental material: other necessary pictures or data (JPEG format or PDF file)
  • Photo for yearbook (JPEG format) REL

Video for screening:
* Especially, entry’s targets to be applied are:

  • BtoB products
  • In the Category "09: Equipment and Facilities for Manufacturing and Medical Care"
  • Smartphone / tablet applications

must prepare movies showing installation, operation, usage etc.

- If a video already exists on the web, please fill in the link destination below.
- Video length should be 1 minute or less, file size should be 100 MB or less, .mp4 format.
For image screen resolution, 1920×1080 pixel (1080p) is recommended.
- If you have a movie on a video hosting website like YouTube or Vimeo, please enter its link.

  • Video title 1
  • URL1:
  • Video title 2
  • URL2

2. Information for screening

2-1. Outline of the entry

Explain the outline of the entry briefly (REL, within 400 characters)*
Please describe the summary of the entry clearly (Whole design, the design for whom, etc.).

The most remarkable points (within 100 characters each)*

Please elaborate the notable features within 3 points. (e.g. purpose, method, way to achieve, effect, utility obtained)
  (1)
  (2)
  (3)

The reason/background the design was invented (REL, with 800 characters)*
Please describe the social background, market trend or any reason to devise the design. If you have an awareness of SDGs or other social issues when developing the design of your entry, please describe them in detail.

Process and achievement of design realization (REL, within 800 characters)*
Please describe concretely the goal, what you invented, devised and achieved by its design.

2-2. The supplementary information of the entry

Any improved features, difference between the competitors or similar products (within 800 characters)
In the case the entry is updated model of the existing products, please elaborate the remarkable points of the improvement. If there are competitors or similar products already in the market, please describe the difference from them.

Any track records or other features(within 800 characters)
Describe the track record of the entry such as sales record, activity history, duration of the production or any other features which are not mentioned yet.

Free field (within 800 characters)
Please describe the features of the targets that you have not filled in so far, the points you want to convey as parties, if there are thoughts of designers.

3. Management Information

3-1. Intellectual property / related laws / relation between previous GOOD DESIGN AWARD winners

  • About Intellectual Property and Related Law
    - Registration No. of industrial property right (e.g. patent, deign registration) or application No. in Japan (within 200 characters)
  • Relation between Your Previous GOOD DESIGN AWARDs
    - Relation between your previous GOOD DESIGN AWARD winners, if any (e.g. award number, within 200 characters)

3-2. Information to be released

  • Creative Commons *
    JDP will release the part of your entry information under the condition of 'Attribution- No Derivative Works'based on Creative Commons rules.
    - Please check either "Approve" or "Do not approve" it.
  • Marketing Information
    - Where the users can purchase or find the awarded item, epresentative location (REL, within 100 characters)
    - Title and URL of the location (REL, within 100 characters for title and 160 characters for URL)

Judging Committee

Chairperson

Takashi Ashitomi
Product Designer

Vice Chairperson

Seiichi Saito
Creative Director

Jury Members

U.L.: Uniit Leader   F.I.D.: Focused Issues Directors

UNIT 01 : Accessories and Wearable

01-01 Accessories and personal items | 01-02 Accessories and personal items for professional use | 01-03 Clothing

Takashi Honda U.L.
Product Designer
Gen Suzuki F.I.D.
Product Designer
Shigeki Hattori
Designer/Creative Director
Tamae Hirokawa
Creative Director/Designer
UNIT 02 : Personal Care

02-01 Wellness and massage items | 02-02 Sanitary goods | 02-03 Beauty care equipment and instrument | 02-04 Childcare goods and accessories | 02-05 Household childcare items | 02-06 Household nursing and rehabilitation equipment

Kaori Akiyama U.L.
Product Designer
Keita Suzuki
Industrial Designer
Eisuke Tachikawa
Design Strategist/Evolution Thinking Inventor
Shizuka Tatsuno
Creative Director/Designer
UNIT 03 : Stationery and Hobby

03-01 Stationery and office supplies | 03-02 Teaching materials and educational supplies | 03-03 Toys | 03-04 Sporting goods | 03-05 Leisure/Outdoor/Travel goods | 03-06 Hobby goods and pet care supplies | 03-07 Garden tools | 03-08 Musical instrument

Jin Kuramoto U.L.
Product Designer
Yoshiaki Irobe
Graphic Designer/Art Director
Makoto Hashikura
Product Designer
Laila Cassim F.I.D.
Art Director/Designer
UNIT 04 : Household Goods

04-01 Kitchen goods, cookware, tableware and cutlery | 04-02 Daily necessities | 04-03 Cleaning goods | 04-04 Emergency supplies | 04-05 Bedclothes | 04-06 Religious supplies

Gaku Otomo U.L.
Designer/Brand Director
Yusuke Hayashi
Product Designer
Shigeki Fujishiro
Industrial Designer
Shuko Yaginuma
Buyer
Yu Yamada
Buyer
UNIT 05 : Home Appliances

05-01 Home appliances | 05-02 Environmental appliances and equipment

Miyuki Tamai U.L.
CMF Designer
Noriko Kawakami
Journalist
Mitsunobu Hozumi
Product Designer
Satoshi Yoshiizumi
Designer/Creative Director
UNIT 06 : Cooking Appliances

06-01 Cooking appliances

Kazushige Miyake U.L.
Designer
Hiroko Matsumoto
Design Director
Shigeya Yasui
UI Design Researcher
UNIT 07 : Audio, Video Equipment

07-01 Audio equipment for personal use | 07-02 Broadcast and sound equipment for professional use | 07-03 Camera and peripherals | 07-04 Video equipment

Hiroaki Watanabe U.L.
Industrial Designer
Tetsu Kataoka
Product Designer
Chiho Sasaki
User Experience Designer
Dominique Chen F.I.D.
Information Studies Researcher
UNIT 08 : ICT Equipment

08-01 Smart phone and peripherals | 08-02 Smart watch | 08-03 PC and peripherals | 08-04 ICT equipment for the general public | 08-05 ICT equipment for professional use

Tetsu Miyazawa U.L.
Design Director/Product Designer
Kenta Ono
Design Researcher/Industrial Designer
Hisakazu Shimizu
Product Designer
Nobuyuki Hayashi
Journalist/Consultant
Mihoko Hotta
Business Designer
UNIT 09 : Equipment and Facilities for Manufacturing and Medical Care

09-01 Working tools and instruments | 09-02 Agricultural tools and equipment | 09-03 Equipment and facilities for production and manufacturing | 09-04 Medical equipment and facilities | 09-05 Materials and parts | 09-06 Manufacturing and production technique | 09-07 Equipment and facilities for research and experiment | 09-08 Other product for medical use and manufacturing

Takashi Shigeno U.L.
Product Designer
Shigenori Asakura
Industrial Designer
Ricca Tezuchi
Product Designer
Tamotsu Murakami
Design Engineering Researcher
UNIT 10 : Housing Fixtures

10-01 House lighting appliances | 10-02 House air conditioning machines/fixtures | 10-03 House building materials/fixtures | 10-04 House interior materials | 10-05 House exterior materials | 10-06 Kitchen fixtures | 10-07 Bathroom and wet area | 10-08 House machines/fixtures

Manabu Tago U.L.
Art Director/Designer
Mana Kobayashi
Interior Architect
Naoki Terada
Architect/Designer
Noriko Hashida
Product Designer
UNIT 11 : Furniture / Equipment and Facilities for Office and Public Space

11-01 Home furniture | 11-02 Furniture for shop, office, public space | 11-03 Display furniture for shop and public space | 11-04 Equipment and facilities for public space | 11-05 Kitchen equipment and facilities for professional use | 11-06 Equipment and facilities for professional use | 11-07 Building materials and equipment for commercial space

Hiroki Sato U.L.
Ph. D. Design
Teruhiro Yanagihara
Designer
Nobuyoshi Yamazaki
Product Designer/UX Design Researcher
Takako Yoshida
Interior Designer
UNIT 12 : Mobility

12-01 Passenger car, Passenger car-related instruments | 12-02 Commercial vehicle, Commercial vehicle-related instruments | 12-03 Motorbike, Motorbike-related instruments | 12-04 Personal mobility and bicycle, Personal mobility and bicycle-related instruments | 12-05 Railway, Shipping, Aircraft | 12-06 Transportation system and service (logistics / physical distribution)

Masayuki Moriguchi U.L.
Mobility Journalist
Maholo Uchida
Curator
Yasuyuki Kawanishi
Architect/Designer/Facilitator
Yoshiharu Sugawara
Creative Director
UNIT 13 : Housing (Detached House and Small Sized Housing Complex & Cohousing)

13-01 Commercial/industrialized housing | 13-02 Detached house | 13-03 Small sized housing complex | 13-04 Small sized cohousing / dormitory | 13-05 Construction method for housing | 13-06 Service and system for detached house and small-sized housing complex / HEMS(Home Energy Management System) | 13-07 Interior for detached house and small sized housing complex

Yui Tezuka U.L.
Architect
Yoshiaki Amino
Architect/Researcher
Manabu Chiba
Architect
Erika Nakagawa F.I.D.
Architect
Teppei Fujiwara
Architect
UNIT 14 : Housing (Medium to Large Sized Housing Complex & Cohousing)

14-01 Medium/large sized housing complex | 14-02 Medium/large sized cohousing / dormitory | 14-03 Service and system for housing complex/HEMS | 14-04 Interior for medium to large sized housing complex

Yuka Komada U.L.
Architect
Miho Iwatsuki
Architect
Hiroshi Nishimura
Architect/Creative Director
Atsumi Hayashi
Producer
UNIT 15 : Construction (Industry and Commercial Facility)

15-01 Construction and environment for office and industrial facility | 15-02 Interior for industrial facility and office | 15-03 Construction and environment for commercial facility | 15-04 Interior for commercial facility and shop

Masahiro Harada U.L.
Architect/Professor
Yuri Naruse
Architect
Tomohiko Yamanashi
Architect
Ai Yoshida
Architect
UNIT 16 : Public Facility, Civil Structure and Landscape

16-01 Construction/space design for public facility | 16-02 Interior for public facility | 16-03 Landscape, civil engineering structures | 16-04 Block and community development | 16-05 Construction method for industry, commercial, public facility

Kaori Ito U.L.
Researcher in Urbanism
Yoko Ando
Textile Designer/Coordinator
Taro Igarashi
Architectural Critic
Tatsuya Hiraga
Landscape Architect
Kentaro Yamazaki
Architect
UNIT 17 : Media and Contents

17-01 Media | 17-02 Contents for the general public | 17-03 Contents for business | 17-04 Method for advertising/PR | 17-05 Exhibition / display | 17-06 Branding / CI / VI | 17-07 Font | 17-08 Packaging for the general public | 17-09 Packaging for professional use

Mamoru Kano U.L.
Design Director
Yuri Uenishi
Graphic Designer/Art Director
Daisaku Kawase
TV Producer
Toshiyuki Konishi
Copy Writer/Creative Directer
Kaie Murakami
Designer/Creative Director
UNIT 18 : System and Service

18-01 Application, software for the general public / apps for smartphones and tablets | 18-02 System/service for the general public | 18-03 Insurance/financial service and system | 18-04 Software for professional use | 18-05 System/service for professional use | 18-06 Social infrastructure system / infrastructure

Yuki Uchida U.L.
Urban Designer
Yuta Inoue
Project Manager
Hisato Ogata
Design Engineer
Tasuku Mizuno
Lawyer
UNIT 19 : Initiative and Activity for Regional

19-01 Initiative and activity for regional | 19-02 Initiative and activity for community development

Toru Iwasa U.L.
Creative Director/Editor
Ai Iishi F.I.D.
Urban Designer
Motoko Tanaka
Ground Level Designer
Katsuo Mizuguchi
Art Director
Yoshihiko Yamasaka
Creative Director
UNIT 20 : Initiative and Activity for the General Public

20-01 Initiative and activity for the general public | 20-02 Awareness improvement for individual and public | 20-03 Awareness improvement, management method and Initiative for industry | 20-04 Education/promotion/support method | 20-05 Research and development method

Osamu Nishida U.L.
Architect
Kenta Nakamura
Editor/Recruiter
Yuma Harada
Art Director/Designer
Naoko Hirota
Design Director
Kyoko Yokota
Project Organizer
Overseas Jury Members
Jongrae Park
Designer
Chiyi Chang
Design Director
Chi mei Chang
Graphic Designer
Manfred Wang
Product Designer
Carl Liu
Design Director
Gary Chang
Architectural/Interior Designer
Jian Liu
Urban Planner/Designer
Xiaoxi Shi
Industrial Designer
Qiong Wu
Interaction Designer/Industrial Designer

Policy and Method of Screening

The GOOD DESIGN AWARD considers design to be the act of thinking chiefly about human beings at all times, identifying goals, and planning and realizing those goals. Accordingly, screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD is conducted by asking about past developments, such as the backgrounds and processes of entry designs, observing the actual entry in person, and asking whether the design can be expected to enrich live and society from the perspective of the near future.

Screening perspectives

Screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD stresses whether an entry design can be expected to serve as a positive model in the society of the future. For this reason, screening is based on comprehensive, balanced judgment from the following viewpoints of whether the entry represents a good design based on multifaceted thinking from a wide range of perspectives.

Human perspective

  • Whether due considerations, including usability, understandability, and friendliness, etc., are given to users
  • Whether various considerations, including safety, security, environment, physically weak persons, etc., are given to maintain the credibility
  • Whether the design gains sympathy of users
  • Whether the design has attractiveness and induces users’ creativity

Industrial perspective

  • Whether issues are skillfully solved by using new technology and materials or through creativity
  • Whether the item is reasonably designed or planned with appropriate technology, method, and quality
  • Whether the item contributes to the creation of new industry or business

Social perspective

  • Whether the item contributes to the creation of new culture, such as a new method, lifestyle, communication, etc.
  • Whether the item contributes to the realization of the sustainable society
  • Whether the item suggests new value, such as a new method, concept, style, etc. to society

Time perspective

  • Whether the item puts past contexts and accumulated achievements to propose new value.
  • Whether the item proposes a highly sustainable solution from medium- and long-term perspectives.
  • Whether the item represents continual improvements in accordance with the times.

Screening Process

The GOOD DESIGN AWARD judging is conducted through a variety of processes. In order to enhance the reliability of the judging process, the process is described in the “Judges' Tutorial Book".
Judges' Tutorial Book (PDF)

Focused Issues

Screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD looks in depth at the meaning and value of entry designs, while considering as key points of evaluation the relationship between the design and various social issues. At the same time as screening of entries, the judges try to identify issues and possibilities related to the society of the future. Focused Issues are important areas that designs should address for this purpose.

During screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, a special team (Focused Issues Directors) is formed to discuss these issues, entries are observed and discussed across screening units with regard to their possibilities in future society and the roles and meanings of design, and then, following screening, topics and future possibilities for each issue are announced as recommendations.

Themes - 2022 Focused Issues

Focused Issues

https://archive.g-mark.org/focused-issues/index_en.html