GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022 Participation

Regulations

Principal Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022

The "Principal Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD" stipulate the outline of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD project. In accordance with the Principal Regulations, the following regulations are prescribed.

1) About GOOD DESIGN AWARD

The GOOD DESIGN AWARD, organized by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, is a movement to have fair screening based on the philosophy of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, and to select admirable excellent designs and recommend them widely, aiming to realize life, industry, and society which are full of richness and sustainability.
The origin of this movement was the "Good Design Product Selection System" established in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

2) Philosophies of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

The GOOD DESIGN AWARD plays a role as a base to provide a good example to practice future design, and to create "the chain of creation" for the coming society. An "excellent design" indicated by the GOOD DESIGN AWARD is a design which focuses on the following philosophies.

HUMANITYCreative power for products and conceptual embodiments
HONESTYInsight into the contemporary society
INNOVATIONConceptual power to pioneer the future
ESTHETICSImaginative power for prosperous lifestyle culture
ETHICSThinking power reflecting on society and environment

3) Activities of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

The GOOD DESIGN AWARD consists of the following activities.

  • Discover: to discover the quality standard in the modern society as well as possibilities for the future, through the screenings of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD.
  • Share: to broadly share the discoveries with the society together with the Award winners, by announcing and honoring the GOOD DESIGN AWARD Winners.
  • Innovation: to build a bridge to the next quality standards by triggering the sparkle of innovation with the shared discoveries.

Through the achievement of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, the activities contribute to the development of the international community.

4) Application for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

The GOOD DESIGN AWARD is conducted based on the application from applicants. The application acceptance period is from April 1,13:00 to May 25,13:00, 2022 (JST). The details of the application are specified in the "Application Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD".

5) Judging Committee

The organizer establishes the GOOD DESIGN AWARD Judging Committee consisting of experts who understand the purposes of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD and have considerable experience in design in order to entrust screening. The Judging Committee has the authority to decide all the awards.
The chair, Takashi Ashitomi, and the vice-chair, Seiichi Saito, preside over the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022 Judging Committee, which implements screening.
The details of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD judges are specified in the "Attached list: Judging Committee".

6) Screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD & Selection of the GOOD DESIGN BEST100

The screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD is implemented by the "first screening", which is based on the information provided by applicants, and the "second screening", which is based on the physical items, etc., of the entries. After the announcement of the organizer, entries that have passed the second screening will be referred to as "awarded works" and applicants who submitted them as "winners". Among all the awarded works of the year, designs that are considered to lead the future of life, industry and society, pioneer the tomorrow, will be selected as the "GOOD DESIGN BEST100".

7) Types of Special Awards

Among the works selected as "GOOD DESIGN BEST100", the exceptionally excellent ones are presented with special awards. The names and other details of the awards are subject to change. Awards other than those shown below may be established as well.

(Chosen by judges, GOOD DESIGN AWARD winners etc.)

  • GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD (Prime Minister's Award)
    This award is presented to the most outstanding design chosen from among all awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022.

(Chosen by the Judging Committee)

  • GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award)
    This award is presented to particularly outstanding designs chosen from among all awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022.
  • GOOD FOCUS AWARD [New Business Design] (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Minister's Secretariat Deputy Director General for Business and Service Award)
    This award is presented to particularly advanced designs expected to contribute to the creation of new business models or industries and the promotion of the innovation, chosen from among all awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022.
  • GOOD FOCUS AWARD [Design of Technique & Tradition] (Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Commissioner Award)
    This award is presented to particularly outstanding designs which are realized by advanced technique and skills, chosen from among all small and medium-sized enterprises' awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022.
  • GOOD FOCUS AWARD [Design of Community Development] (Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Award)
    This award is presented to designs expected to make particular contributions to the sustainable development of the community and revitalization of the economy, chosen from among all awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022.
  • GOOD FOCUS AWARD [Disaster Prevention & Recovery Design] (Japan Institute of Design Promotion Chairman Award)
    This award is presented to outstanding designs expected to contribute to the prevention of and the recovery from natural disasters, chosen from among all awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022.

8) Screening for the Good Design Special Awards

The organizer holds a special awards screening session including the GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation on September 16, 2022. In light of the principles of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, the judges choose for the GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD and GOOD FOCUS AWARD from among the year’s GOOD DESIGN BEST100, after which the judges elect the finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD from the GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD works.

9) Announcement of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, GOOD DESIGN BEST100, GOOD FOCUS AWARD, GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD and Finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD

The organizer announces the winners of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, GOOD DESIGN BEST100, GOOD FOCUS AWARD, GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD and Finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD on October 7, 2022. The organizer announces the results on the GOOD DESIGN AWARD website and through issuing a press release. Award winners may announce results as of that date of announcement.

10) Election of the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD & Announcement of the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD

The GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD winner is released after the GOOD DESIGN AWARD judges and winners etc. vote to elect the grand award winner from the finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD on November 1, 2022. The details of the grand award election are prescribed by the Election Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD.
The organizer announces the results on the GOOD DESIGN AWARD website and through issuing a press release. Award winners may announce results as of that date of announcement.

11) Commendation of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

The organizer presents commendation certificates to all GOOD DESIGN AWARD winners.

12) Issuance of the Yearbook

The organizer issues "GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022", a yearbook which includes all the awarded works of this year, in March 2023.

13) Public relations activities of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

The organizer widely conducts public relations activities to gain a better understanding of design among citizens and industry through awarded works, and activities to support the business expansion, etc., of awarded works. The organizer also makes efforts for activities to improve design in each country and region through international collaboration.

14) G Mark Usage

A trademark "G Mark" as the awarded symbol can be used by the awarded works to conduct public relations activities and sales promotion activities. The details are specified in the "G Mark Usage Regulations".

15) Cost of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Applicants must pay the costs identified in the "Application Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD" and the "G Mark Usage Regulations".

16) Information Release

The organizer may use, for the publication of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, information which has been designated in advance among the information provided by the applicants of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD. Further, after the completion of screening, the "points where the object is excellent" in all the awarded works are released. The organizer and the Judging Committee do not respond to a request for the disclosure of the information on individual screening details, including information on the entry which has not received the award.
The details are specified in the "Application Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD".

17) Confidentiality of information on Entries

The organizer, the Judging Committee, and those involved in services including screening have a confidentiality obligation regarding the undisclosed information of entries and the confidential information acquired through screening, etc.

18) Matters which fall under the Applicant's responsibility

Applicants assume responsibility for any problems which arise with regard to intellectual property rights including a design, the requirements such as quality, performance, and safety, and the sales and construction of subject entries of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, for which the organizer assumes no responsibility.
The organizer assumes no responsibility for any dispute arising among applicants, winners or third parties as a result of the application for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD.

19) Withdrawal of application

Applicants can withdraw application from the completion of the application procedures to October 6, 2022. The details of the application withdrawal are specified in the "Application Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD".
On condition that applicants violate the matters prescribed by the "Principal Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD" or "Application Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD", the organizer will withdraw the application.

20) Award cancellation

In the case where the winner of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD and special awards violated the rule of "Application Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD", "Judgment Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD" or "G Mark Usage Regulations", the organizer can cancel the award.
In the case where any of the following facts is discovered with respect to an awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD and special awards, the organizer can cancel the award.

  • The awarded work has caused noticeable social damage due to its functional defect, etc.
  • The awarded work is officially recognized as violating other’s intellectual property right, such as a design.
  • The winner or the awarded work is related to any individuals, corporations or organizations connected with anti-social forces such as organized criminal groups.

21) Organizer and sponsors

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

22) International collaboration

The GOOD DESIGN AWARD has created program in collaboration with the following design awards.

  • "Design Excellence Award" held by the Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand
  • "India Design Mark" held by the India Design Council
  • "Singapore Good Design" held by the Design Business Chamber Singapore
  • "Design Turkey" held by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Turkey, Industrial Designers Society of Turkey and Turkish Exporters Assembly
  • "Good Design Indonesia" held by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic Indonesia

April 1, 2022

*There might be a case of alteration of the schedule, etc. in the future, depending on social conditions.

Application Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022

The Regulations stipulate necessary matters for the application of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022, and include the following contents.

1) Entry, Applicant, and Application Method

1-1. Entry

The entries are limited to items or things that meet the following requirements:

  1. available for users to purchase or use by March 31, 2023.
  2. can be made public on October 7, 2022, the day of the announcement of award winners.

1-2. Applicant

Applicants who are eligible are the "business owner of the entry" and "design business operator of the entry".
The business owner of the entry means "either a corporate body or an individual who has prime responsibilities for providing the entry, and who is a producer/seller of products, an owner of an architectural facility, a provider of software and media, a provider of a service business, or an organizer of a business, activity, development/research, etc."
In the case where more than one business owner and design business operator get involved, such operators can apply jointly in their names.
If not registered as an applicant during the period of Information Registration, one is not eligible to be added as an award winner when an entry is awarded.
If the business owner of the entry is not registered as the applicant, the applicant should get the "Letter of Consent" from the business owner of the entry and send the "Letter of Consent" to the organizer.
Any individuals, corporations or organizations connected with anti-social forces such as organized criminal groups are not eligible for application.

1-3. Obligation of Applicant

Upon the application for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, applicants assume the following obligations. In the case where these obligations are not fulfilled, the organizer will withdraw the application.
Moreover, even if the entry is withdrawn, the applicant is obligated to complete payment of the relevant fees when the deadline for withdrawal as stated in "5) Consideration on Application, 5-4. Withdrawal of application" has passed.

  • Registration of information required for the screening
  • Submission of materials for the screening requested by the Judging Committee.
  • Installation and Dismantlement of the entry at the second screening venue.
  • Entry management of Installation, Dismantlement at the second screening venue.
  • Providing information for publication and publishing on the yearbook in the case the entry wins the GOOD DESIGN AWARD.
  • Paying the cost including the screening fee specified in "2) Cost Associated with the GOOD DESIGN AWARD" by the due date.

1-4. Application Method

An applicant must complete the prescribed procedures for the registration of the entry and applicant from April 1, 13:00 to May 25, 13:00 (JST), through the "Entry Site" provided by the organizer. At the same time, the applicant shall submit an "Application Confirmation Form" with company seal or signature by the company's legal representative to the organizer via the page of Application Confirmation Form List on the Entry Site. The organizer confirms the application after receiving the Application Confirmation Form from the applicant.
The organizer may not accept an application that it considers not to agree with the intents and purpose of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, such as one that violates Japanese laws or is offensive to public order and morals.

2) Cost Associated with the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

The cost of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD is set as follows. All the prices include tax. The separate cost of the payment of a bank charge, etc., is borne by the applicant. Once paid, the fee is non-refundable unless the entry meets "5) Consideration on Application, 5-3. Handling of the entry determined unable to be screened".

First screening fee (all the entries)
11,000 yen per entry

Second screening fee (all the entries which have passed the first screening)
58,300 yen per entry which has passed the first screening

In case of using the electric network or Internet connection, which is arranged by the organizer, for screening, the actual cost should be paid by the applicant. The details are described in the "2nd Screening Guide", which is distributed after the notice of the first screening results.

Award package fee (all the awarded works)
88,000 yen per entry which has passed the second screening

This price includes, yearbook and Online Gallery publication for each awarded work. Also, one copy of certificate, yearbook and official promotion opportunities.

3) Procedures of Application, etc.

Applicants follow the following procedures for applying for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD.

3-1. Procedures for application

  1. Registration of information on the applicant and entry & Submission of the "Application Confirmation Form" and "Letter of Consent"
    The applicant registers information on the applicant and entry for screening on the Entry Site, during the application period from April 1, 13:00 to May 25, 13:00 (JST). During the application period, the applicant shall press the "Apply" button, and submit the "Application Confirmation Form" via the page of Application Confirmation Form List on the Entry Site.
    For those entries that have submitted the Application Confirmation Form but have not pressed the "Apply" button and are in the status of "Editing", the entries will not be considered as completed entries.
    In the case where the Letter of Consent specified in the "1-2. Applicant" is required to be submitted, it should be sent to the organizer by e-mail or the contact window by September 12.
  2. Payment of the first screening fee
    The organizer sends an invoice of the first screening fee to the applicant via email after entry deadline. Applicant is required to complete the payment before the due date specified by invoice.
  3. The period of the First Screening
    The period of the First Screening is from June 3 to June 26.

3-2. Procedures from the first screening to the second screening

  1. Notice of the first screening results
    The first screening is implemented based on the information provided by applicants. The organizer notifies applicants of the first screening results on the Entry Site on June 27.
  2. Confirmation of participation in the second screening & Registration of the submittal and necessary items for second screening
    The applicant shall press the "Register the 2nd screening information" button, decide on matters including the method of submittal for the second screening and register the information on the Entry Site from June 27 to July 4.
  3. Payment of the second screening fee
    The organizer sends an invoice of the second screening fee and the cost required for the implementation of the second screening, including electricity charges, etc., in mid-July. Applicant is required to complete the payment before the due date specified by invoice.
  4. The period of the second screening
    The period of the second screening is from July 5 to August 18.

3-3. Procedures for the second screening

The organizer holds the second screening in Japan as follows.
Applicants carry in/out the physical item or an alternative such as a panel of the entry to/from the venue and on the date/time designated by the organizer. In principle, the second screening is not open to applicants.

Installation day: August 1
Second Screening Session: August 2 - August 4
Dismantlement day: August 5
Venue: Aichi Sky Expo, Hall B, C, D

3-4. Procedures after the second screening

  1. Notice of the second screening results
    The organizer notifies applicants of the second screening results including the result of the GOOD DESIGN BEST100 on the Entry Site on August 19.
    For the entries which have passed the second screening, the organizer also notifies the applicants of the "points where the item is excellent" acquired by the screening in mid-September.
  2. Registration of information about awarded works
    Applicants press the "Confirm the passing of 2nd screening" button and register information of the entries which have passed the second screening to be made public on October 7, the day of the announcement of award winners, and such information to be inscribed on the commendation certificate and yearbook through the Entry Site from August 19 to August 26.
  3. Payment of award package fee
    The organizer sends an invoice of the award package fee to applicants by email in early September. Applicant is required to complete the payment before the due date specified by invoice.
  4. Responding to GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation
    The organizer holds the GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation, an event featuring presentations by GOOD DESIGN BEST100 winners as part of Special Awards screening on September 16. GOOD DESIGN BEST100 winners shall take part in this event as requested by the organizer. If not, the entry cannot be elected as GOOD DESIGN BEST100.
    In principle, the presentations will be filmed and posted on the website at a later date.

3-5. Procedures after the announcement of award winners

  1. Announcement of winners
    The organizer announces the awarded works of this year's GOOD DESIGN AWARD, the GOOD DESIGN BEST100, GOOD FOCUS AWARD, GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD and Finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD on October 7 through press releases and website. The winners are required to publish the winning information after the official announcement.
  2. G Mark usage
    The GOOD DESIGN AWARD winners can use the "G Mark" after the date of the announcement of award winners. The winners pay the usage fee for the G Mark to use the "G mark". The details are specified in the "G Mark Usage Regulations".
    However, from October 7 to November 6, which is the award PR period, the "G Mark" can be used for free.
  3. Implementation of Award Promotion
    The organizer holds online and other promotional events for the awards mainly from October 7 to November 6. During the same period, the organizer holds an exhibition at the Tokyo Midtown Design Hub focusing on the GOOD DESIGN BEST100 awarded works. The works referred to in "3-4. Procedures after the second screening, 1. Notice of the second screening results" need to participate in the exhibition.
  4. Presentation of GOOD DESIGN AWARD’s certificates
    The organizer presents a certificate to each awarded work and a BEST100 trophy to each GOOD DESIGN BEST100 awarded work.
  5. Announcement of GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD and presentation of certificate
    The organizer announces the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD on November 1, and presents the special award certificate and trophy to special award winners later.
  6. Issuance of the yearbook
    The organizer issues "GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022", a yearbook with all the GOOD DESIGN AWARD awarded works of this year in March 2023, and one yearbook per awarded work will be presented to each winner.

4) Special Application and Screening

4-1. Application for "undisclosed entry"

If an entry meets the requirements of the application provided in the "1-1. Entry", an application can be submitted for an entry which is not yet disclosed at the stage of the second screening. An applicant who wishes to ensure the security for an undisclosed entry and confidential information is allowed to choose undisclosed screening.
Applicants may apply for undisclosed screening by the following procedures.

  1. Registration for undisclosed screening
    An applicant who wishes for undisclosed screening should choose "undisclosed screening" in the "second screening Information" when registering the information for the second screening on the Entry Site from June 27 and July 4.
  2. Notice of the date/time of undisclosed screening
    For the implementation of undisclosed screening, the organizer provides space to ensure the security of the confidential information in the second screening venue. The organizer notifies the applicant who has chosen undisclosed screening of the date/time and the carry-in place for the installation and dismantlement in mid-July. In the case where it is considered difficult to provide space for the entry to ensure the security of the confidential information in the second screening venue, the screening may be conducted in a separate venue upon consultation with the applicant.
  3. Installation/Dismantlement of the entry at the undisclosed screening venue
    The applicant transports the physical item or an alternative such as a panel of the entry in/out of the venue and on the date/time designated by the organizer.
  4. Confidentiality of the undisclosed entry
    The organizer, judges and concerned parties have a confidentiality obligation regarding the confidential information acquired in the course of the screening of the applied undisclosed entry.
  5. Screening fee for the undisclosed entry
    The second screening fee for undisclosed entry is as follows in order to provide space to ensure the security of the confidential information and to handle specially.

    Screening at the second screening venue
    In addition to the regular second screening fee, the screening fee for undisclosed entry, which is 104,500 yen per entry, is added.
    Screening at a separate venue
    In addition to the regular second screening fee, the screening fee for undisclosed entry, which is 104,500 yen per entry, and the actual cost including the travel and traffic expenses of the Judges and the members of organizer in attendance are separately added.

  6. Consideration on undisclosed entry
    If the presentment of an undisclosed entry does not have the same performance as the actual equipment and is expected to have different specifications from the final launched product in its appearance or functions, it may be determined to be inadequate for the requirements.

4-2. Application recommended by the Judging Committee

The Judging Committee may encourage the entry that is not covered by the existed applications for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, as an application recommended by the Judging Committee.
An entry applied as an application recommended by the Judging Committee from June 22 to July 15, is considered to have passed the first screening and will be entry to the second screening. In the second screening, it will be screened along with general entries.
The "Application Confirmation Form" for the application recommended by the Judging Committee should be submitted by July 15. The "Letter of Consent" should be submitted by September 12. Entries applied as applications recommended by the Judging Committee will not be charged a second screening fee and an award package fee (if awarded).

4-3. Application based on the mutual collaboration of design awards

Subjects which are applied based on system collaboration with the Design Excellence Award held by the Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand, the India Design Mark held by the India Design Council, the Singapore Good Design held by the Design Business Chamber Singapore, the Design Turkey held by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Turkey, Industrial Designers Society of Turkey and Turkish Exporters Assembly, the Good Design Indonesia held by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic Indonesia and the Tokyo Business Design Award organized by Tokyo Metropolitan are regarded as having passed the first screening and are entries for the second screening.

4-4. Hearing screening and on-site screening

In the case where the Judging Committee requests for hearing screening, in which Judges directly hear the explanation of the applicant, the applicant should respond to this. The length of time, method and location of hearing screening for each entry will be determined by the Judging Committee.
In addition to the screening in the second screening venue in accordance with the "3-3. Procedures for the second screening", in the case where the Judging Committee requests for on-site screening, the applicant should respond to this, and the applicant pays the actual cost, including the travel and traffic expenses, of the judges and the members of organizer in attendance separately.

5) Consideration on Application

5-1. Entry category and screening

Although the screening is conducted in accordance with the entry category chosen by the applicant upon application, the category may be changed at the discretion of the Judging Committee.

5-2. Application to more than one category by one work

Applicants may not apply for more than one category in terms of one work.

5-3. Handling of the entry determined unable to be screened

The Judging Committee may determine that an entry is unable to be screened for a reason such as imperfect of the screening system. In such a case, the organizer excludes the entry from screening, and immediately notifies the applicant and returns the cost, including the screening fee that has already been paid.

5-4. Withdrawal of application

Applicants who cannot continue to go through the screening of their entries or release information on October 7, 2022 may withdraw their applications by October 6, 2022. In such a case, the applicants need to send the withdrawal request to the organizer via e-mail or the contact window and complete the withdrawal procedure after receiving a response from the organizer.
Conditions for the payment of fees in association with the withdrawal are specified as follows:

Applicants must pay designated fees if they withdraw their applications on and after the following dates:

  • First screening fee :  In case of withdrawal on and after June 3
  • Second screening fee :  In case of withdrawal on and after July 5
  • Award package fee :  In case of withdrawal on and after August 27

5-5. Information Handling

  1. Attribution of rights
    The copyright of the information in regard to the entry provided by an applicant belongs to the applicant. However, the organizer has the right to use such information only for the operation of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, including the screening and the announcement and publication of the details of the winners of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, with which applicants should agree. Information may be changed only if its need is accepted in light of the purpose and situation, with which applicants should agree.
  2. Information release
    Among the information in regard to the entry provided by an applicant, the organizer releases the information of the items that are marked as "public" in the registration form on the GOOD DESIGN AWARD Entry Site, by the following two media. The contents of the "public" items can be checked and registered after the announcement of the second screening results. Information other than that should be private, and is used only for screening.

    GOOD DESIGN AWARD Website, Online Gallery

    Subject: Awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022
    Timing: On and after October 7, 2022

    Yearbook "GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022"

    Subject: Awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022
    Timing: March, 2023

    The released information may be used for the PR activities for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD as required on and after October 7, 2022. The organizer may revise the information as required in the case where the organizer finds it necessary.

  3. Storage deadline of the registered information
    The information about the entry registered on the Entry Site, except for the basic account information and applicant information, would be deleted at the end of February 2023. The information will be kept separately, and may be used for the screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, notification of the awarded content, publicity and other purposes.

April 1, 2022

*There might be a case of alteration of the schedule, etc. in the future, depending on social conditions.

Judgment Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022

The Regulations stipulate the matters required for the screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022, and consists of the following contents.

1) Establishment of the Judging Committee

The organizer establishes the GOOD DESIGN AWARD Judging Committee in order to decide the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, GOOD DESIGN BEST100 and Good Design Special Awards, by conducting rigorous screening on the basis of the philosophies, etc., of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD.
The Judging Committee consists of the chairperson, vice-chairperson, and judges. The chairperson presides over the Judging Committee, and the vice-chairperson assists the chairperson and acts for the chairperson in the event of an accident of the chairperson.

2) Roles of the Judging Committee

Decision of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, etc.

The Judging Committee conducts screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, GOOD DESIGN BEST100 and Good Design Special Awards, in light of the philosophies of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD and the screening policies shown by the chairperson, and decides on the awarded works appropriate for each award.
The decision of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, etc., is conducted by the consultation of judges. In the case where the decision by consultation is impossible, the chairperson or the vice-chairperson makes a decision. In this regard, the Judging Committee may exclude a specific screening unit leader as being unable to be screened for a reason such as a deficit of the screening system.

Information disclosure of awarded works

For all the awarded works, the Judging Committee clarifies the points where the object is excellent. The organizer notifies Applicants of this information, and discloses the same through the website of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD.

3) Commission of Judges

The organizer commissions the task of GOOD DESIGN AWARD Judges to experts, who understand the purposes of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD and have considerable experience in design, in accordance with the "Regulations on the Establishment of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD Judging Committee", an internal regulation of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
The commission period of the chairperson, vice-chairperson, and judges is from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

4) Obligations and Rights of Judges

Screening of an entry in which a Judge is involved

In screening of an entry that any of the chairperson, the vice-chairperson, and judges themselves designed or conducted a consultation for, they are forbidden to get involved in the screening of such an entry, including providing related information.

Confidentiality of screening information

The chairperson, the vice-chairperson, and judges submit a confidentiality pledge to the organizer before the start of screening. They are forbidden to divulge to any third party classified information on screened items and confidential information acquired through screening such as screening circumstances.

"Application recommended" by the Judging Committee

The chairperson, the vice-chairperson, and judges can, with their insight, encourage the application of an entry, which has not been applied for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD. However, judges cannot recommend an entry that they themselves designed or conducted a consultation for. The qualification of an application for the "application recommended by the Judging Committee" will be determined by the chairperson, the vice-chairperson, and the judges in charge of the corresponding screening unit, after they confirm the contents.

5) Screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Determination of screening works and organization of screening units

A screening work is what has been applied based on the "Application Regulations for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD" and has been received by the organizer. The Judging Committee organizes more than one "screening unit" in order to facilitate smoother and more accurate screening after the determination of screening works by the organizer. In each screening unit, a screening unit leader will be appointed.

Implementation of general meeting of Judges

The Judging Committee implements a general meeting of judges by the entire judges after the determination of screening works in order to confirm the GOOD DESIGN AWARD Judging Recitals and the screening policies of the year on the initiative of the chairperson and the vice-chairperson.

Screening perspectives

Screening of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD is conducted based mainly on the following four 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.

Implementation of the first screening

The first screening is implemented on all the screening works. Each screening unit implements screening based on the contents registered as screening information by Applicants.
The period of the first screening is from June 4 to 26, 2022.

Implementation of the second screening

The second screening is implemented to screen the "screening works having passed the first screening", "application recommended by the Judging Committee", and "application based on collaboration of design awards". The organizer establishes a screening venue in a prescribed place. In principle, each screening unit implements screening by the physical items of screening works.
If necessary, the second screening unit can implement hearing screening, where Judges directly hear the explanation of the applicant, or on-site screening, where judges travel to conduct screening as needed.
The period of the second screening is from July 4 to August 18, 2022.

Determination of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD

The chairperson and the vice-chairperson hold the "determination meeting of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD" by the screening unit leaders to determine the GOOD DESIGN AWARD. In this determination meeting, the screening unit leaders report the screening results of the screening works of which they took charge in screening to the chairperson and the vice-chairperson, and determine the awarded works of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD with the approval of the chairperson and the vice-chairperson.

Selection of the "GOOD DESIGN BEST100"

After the determination meeting of the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, the chairperson, the vice-chairperson, second screening unit leaders, and judges appointed by the chairperson shall establish "GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Judging Committee". From among all the GOOD DESIGN AWARD awarded works of the year, the Judging Committee selects 100 designs considered to show the way to the life, industry, and society of the future and to be pioneering designs for tomorrow as the GOOD DESIGN BEST100.

Selection of the Special Awards

After the selection of the GOOD DESIGN BEST100, the chairperson, the vice-chairperson, second screening unit leaders, and judges appointed by the chairperson shall establish "Good Design Special Awards Judging Committee". From among the GOOD DESIGN BEST100 winners, the Judging Committee selects objects appropriate for the purpose of the GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD and each GOOD FOCUS AWARD. The Judging Committee determines the finalists for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD from the GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD awarded works.

Election of the "GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD"

The organizer establishes the "Regulations on Selection for the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD" separately. On November 1, 2022, the GOOD DESIGN AWARD judges, GOOD DESIGN AWARD winners etc. vote to elect the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD winner. The finalist that receives the most votes will be the winner of the GOOD DESIGN GRAND AWARD.

April 1, 2022

*There might be a case of alteration of the schedule, etc. in the future, depending on social conditions.