GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2020 Participation

Outline

Organizer and Supporters

Organizer:Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)
Supported by:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Small and Medium Enterprise Agency / Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / ASEAN-Japan Centre / Nikkei Inc. (TBD)

Organizer:
Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)

Supported by:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Small and Medium Enterprise Agency / Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / ASEAN-Japan Centre / Nikkei Inc. (TBD)

Schedule and Fees

Schedule

Key dates for entry

Application Period

April 2
Open for Entries
June 2
Entry Deadline, Due Date of Submission for Application Confirmation Form

April 2
Open for Entries

June 2
Entry Deadline, Due Date of Submission for Application Confirmation Form

First Screening Period

June 3 - July 1
First Screening Period
June 22
Deadline for Payment of First Screening Fee
July 2
Notification of the First Screening Results

June 3 - July 1
First Screening Period

June 22
Deadline for Payment of First Screening Fee

July 2
Notification of the First Screening Results

Second Screening Period

July 2 - July 9
Registration Period of the Second Screening Information
July 10 - September 3
Second Screening Period
August 17
Second Screening  Installation Date
August 18 - 20
Japan: Second Screening Panel (venue: AICHI SKY EXPO, Aichi)
August 21
Private Viewing / Second Screening  Dismantlement Date
August 25
Deadline for Payment of Second Screening Fee
September 4
Notification of the Second Screening Results
September 4 - 11
Registration Period of the Award Acceptance Information
September 16
Deadline for Letter of Consent (if applicable)

July 2 - July 9
Registration Period of the Second Screening Information

July 10 - September 3
Second Screening Period

August 17
Second Screening  Installation Date

August 18 - 20
Japan: Second screening Panel (venue: AICHI SKY EXPO, Aichi)

August 21
Private Viewing / Second Screening  Dismantlement Date

August 25
Deadline for Payment of Second Screening Fee

September 4
Notification of the Second Screening Results

September 4 - 11
Registration Period of the Award Acceptance Information

September 16
Deadline for Letter of Consent (if applicable)

Announcement / Promotion

October 1
Announcement of Award Winners
October 1 - November 3
Good Design Award PR Period
October 8
Good Design Best100 Presentation / Special Awards Screening Panel (venue: Tokyo Midtown)
October 16
Deadline for Payment of Award Package Fee
October 30
Good Design Award Ceremony / Grand Award Election / Announcement of Special Awards
October 30 - November 3
GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2020
December
Good Design Special Awards Ceremony
March 2021
Publication of the Yearbook

October 1
Announcement of Award Winners

October 1 - November 3
Good Design Award PR Period

October 8
Good Design Best100 Presentation / Special Awards Screening Panel (venue: Tokyo Midtown)

October 16
Deadline for Payment of Award Package Fee

October 30
Good Design Award Ceremony / Grand Award Election / Announcement of Special Awards

October 30 - November 3
GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2020

December
Good Design Special Awards Ceremony

March 2021
Publication of the Yearbook

Fees

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

SubjectMandatory/
Optional
ItemAmountPayment
deadline
Withdrawal
deadline
All subject
entries
MandatoryFirst screening feeJPY 11,000Jun.22 June 2
Entries
eligible
for second
screening
MandatorySecond screening feeJPY 58,300 Aug.25 Jul.9
OptionalScreening fee for
undisclosed subject
entries
104,500円
Additional
exhibition space
17,600円
(per section)
Display table6,600円
(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
On-Site screening feeActual cost
(travel expenses
to venue)
To be specified
separately
-
All award
winning
objects
MandatoryAward package fee
It includes: to exhibit for Good Design Exhibition 2019,
to appear in Good Design Award Yearbook 2019 and Good Design Award website's Online Gallery,
a complimentary copy of the yearbook,
a complimentary certificate, participation of award ceremony.
JPY 159,500 Oct. 16 Sep. 11
OptionalOptional award
exhibition fee
Actual cost
as needed
SubjectMand-
atory/
Opt-
ional
Item/
Amount
Pay-
ment
dead-
line
With-
drawal
dead-
line
All
subject
entries
Mand-
atory
First
screening
fee
/JPY 11,000
June 22 June 2
Entries
eligible
for
second
screening
Mand-
atory
Second
screening
fee
/JPY 58,300
Aug.25 Jul.9
Opt-
ional
Screening
fee for
undisclosed
subject
entries
/104,500円
Additional
exhibition space
/17,600円
(per section)
Display table
/6,600円
(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
On-Site screening fee
/Actual cost
(travel expenses
to venue)
To be
specified
separately
-
All
award
winning
objects
Mand-
atory
Award package fee
It includes: to exhibit for Good Design Exhibition 2019,
to appear in Good Design Award Yearbook 2019 and Good Design Award website's Online Gallery,
a complimentary copy of the yearbook,
a complimentary certificate, participation of award ceremony.
/JPY 159,500
Oct.16 Sep.11
Opt-
ional
Optional award
exhibition fee
/Actual cost
as needed

Note:
* Rough estimate of costs from entry to winning award:
First screening fee (11,000 yen) + second screening fee (58,300 yen) + award package fee (159,500 yen) = Total (228,800 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 Rules for details.
* In case you withdraw your entry after each appointed date, you have to pay your screening fee/award package fee.
* In case you don't pay each fee before the deadline, your entry shall be disqualified.

Types of Awards

Good Design Award consists of Good Design Award together with Good Design Grand Award, Good Design Gold Award, and Good Focus Awards 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 Awards as well as candidates for Good Design Grand Award (aka Finalist) 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.

See here for details of the types of awards.

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 subject 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, shoes/sandals, slippers, backpack/bag/suitcase, artificial limb, wig
    01-02 Clothing hat, clothing, clothing accessories
    01-03 Smart watch  
  • 02-01 Health care items sphygmomanometer, thermometer, massage goods/chair, EMS, activity monitor, pedometer, fitness equipment, WBGT monitor, alcometer
    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
  • 03-01 Childcare goods and accessories diaper, baby sling, swaddle, babywear, pacifier, mother's bag
    03-02 Household childcare items baby stroller, potty, baby bath, baby bed, baby food, breast pump, baby bottle, baby tableware, chairs for children
    03-03 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
    03-04 Teaching materials and educational supplies intellectual toy, teaching materials, textbook/reference book, picture book, dictionary, educational tool, magnifying glass, microscope, flask, beaker
    03-05 Toys toy, doll, stuffed toy, building blocks, board game, minicar, plastic model
  • 04-01 Sporting goods bat, ball, shin pad, golf club, yoga mat, training equipment, referee stand, field marking tool, sports eyewear, swimming goggles, sports shoes, jump ropes
    04-02 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, travel goods
    04-03 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
    04-04 Accessories for smartphones, personal computers and cameras mobile battery, smartphone case, tablet computer case, tripod, camera stabilizer, camera sling, camera bag, selfie stick, OA tap
    04-05 Garden tools flower vase, flower pot, planter, watering pot, hose reel, watering nozzle, pruning scissors, scoop, indoor plant factory
    04-06 Audio equipment and music instruments headphone, earphone, loudspeaker, audio player, amplifier, music instrument(piano, guitar, etc), stereo system, home sound system
  • 05-01 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
    05-02 Daily necessities umbrella, fan, snow remover, sewing kit, (seat) cushion, mat, carpet, trash can, hanger, flashlight, table clock/wall clock, insecticide, aroma diffuser
    05-03 Cooking appliances rice cooker, microwave oven, food processor, hot plate, mixer, blender, juicer, electric kettle, coffee maker, toaster, IH cooker
  • 06-01 Home furniture chair, sofa, table, desk, partition, hanger pole, laundry pole, storage case, shelf, storage furniture, wardrobe, drawer, bed
    06-02 Cleaning goods broom, dustpan, duster, mop, cleaning brush
    06-03 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
    06-04 Emergency supplies disaster prevention hood and helmet, emergency kit / disaster prevention set, emergency food, preserved food, emergency toilet kit, disaster prevention lantern
    06-05 Bedclothes futon, bed sheets, mattress, pillow, blanket
    06-06 Religious supplies Buddhist altar and instrument, Shinto altar and instrument, plate for piled salt, rosary, urn, tomb stone
  • 07-01 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
    07-02 Air conditioning appliances air cleaner, humidifier, electrical fan, electric stove, heater / fan heater, electric warmer, hot carpets, cooler
  • 08-01 Cameras, mobile phones and tablets tablet PC, camera, video camera, telephone, mobile phone, smart phone, communication mobile terminal, camera lens, strobe
    08-02 Video equipment TV, monitor, media player, VR headset
    08-03 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
  • 09-01 ICT equipment for the general public desktop PC, notebook PC, mouse, keyboard, stylus, printer, scanner, projector, NAS, hard disk, network device, router, switching hub, translator, smart speaker, AI speaker, security device / camera
    09-02 ICT equipment for professional use emergency communication system, security camera, computer for professional use, telephone for professional use, monitor/projector for professional use, transceiver, printer for professional use, composite printer
  • 10-01 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
    10-02 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
    10-03 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
    10-04 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
    10-05 Medical equipment and facilities 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
    10-06 Materials and parts sheet materials, paper, block, ceramic materials, glass materials, plastic materials, coating
    10-07 Manufacturing and production technique processing method, manufacturing method, constructing method, transportation technique
    10-08 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
    10-09 Other product for medical use and manufacturing  
  • 11-01 House lighting appliances light bulb, ceiling light, pendant light, desk lamp, floor lamp, stand lamp, sensor light
    11-02 House air conditioning machines/fixtures air conditioner, air vent
    11-03 House building materials/fixtures architectural hardware, building material, fixtures, stairs, sash/window, door handle
    11-04 House interior materials curtain, blinds, rolling screen, wallpaper
    11-05 House exterior materials roofing materials, garage, doorplate, postbox, rain gutter, wood deck, terrace, sunshade, shelter, interphone
    11-06 Kitchen fixtures range hood and ventilator, water heater, remote controller for water heater, sink, built-in stove
    11-07 Bathroom and wet area wash basin, shower, bathtub, toilet bowl / toilet seat, water purification device, faucet, modular bathroom"
    11-08 House machines/fixtures elevator for home, escalator for home, digital lock, smart lock, home delivery locker box, fire alarm, home electricity storage system
  • 12-01 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
    12-02 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
    12-03 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
    12-04 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
    12-05 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
    12-06 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
  • 13-01 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
    13-02 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
    13-03 Motorbike, Motorbike-related instruments motorbike for private/commercial use, tire for motorbike, speedometer, helmet, glove, riding wear
    13-04 Personal mobility and bicycle, Personal mobility and bicycle-related instruments personal mobility and bicycle, bicycle light, cycle computer / speedometer, riding wear
    13-05 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
    13-06 Transportation system and service (logistics / physical distribution) transportation system and service, logistic system and service, traffic management system,
  • 14-01 Commercial/industrialized housing  
    14-02 Detached house  
    14-03 Cohousing housing for specific purpose(shared house, nursing home, student dormitory, etc).
    14-04 Small sized housing complex small sized housing complex(less than 20 dwelling units)
    14-05 Construction method for housing construction method for housing, structural member for housing, seismic isolation structure for housing
    14-06 Service and system for detached and small-sized housing /HEMS(Home Energy Management System) exhibition hall for housing
  • 15-01 Medium/large sized housing complex medium to large sized housing complex(20 dwelling units or more)
    15-02 Service and system for housing complex/HEMS(Home Energy Management System) service for residents of housing complex, service to support purchase and design of housing, housing value creation service, estate development
  • 16-01 Construction/space design for industry 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.
    16-02 Construction/space design for commercial use 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
  • 17-01 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.
    17-02 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
    17-03 Block and community development city block development, urban development, community/regional development, urban planning
    17-04 Construction method for industry, commercial, public facility structure, structural member, building method, civil engineering method, demolition method
  • 18-01 Media magazine, website, free paper magazine, local government's journal, regional PR magazine
    18-02 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
    18-03 Contents for business in-house information dissemination media, in-house journal, new product presentation, brand management manual, operation guideline, service manual
    18-04 Method for advertising/PR advertisement contents, PR contents, PR method
    18-05 Exhibition / display exhibition, exhibition booth, display, projection mapping, video installation
    18-06 Branding / CI / VI branding, CI (Corporate Identity), VI (Visual Identity)
    18-07 Font web font, digital font, brand font, font service
    18-08 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
    18-09 Packaging for professional use package for transportation, packaging container, shelf-ready packaging
  • 19-01 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
    19-02 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
    19-03 Insurance/financial service and system asset management system, insurance contract service, financial product management system
    19-04 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
    19-05 System/service for professional use employee management 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
    19-06 Business model advertisement model, tie-up model, license model, cooperation model, matching model, franchise model, crowdfunding service
    19-07 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
  • 20-01 Project and activity for the general public cultural support, poverty assistance, childbirth/child care support
    20-02 Regional/community development activity for promotion of regional exchange, activity for conservation of community resources, educational promotion and support activity, environmental conservation activity, support for developing countries, activity for creation of recycling society, activity for community development, festival planning, event planning, social business, municipal system, community platform, regional revitalization project
    20-03 Awareness improvement for individual and public activity for improving awareness of disaster prevention, work experience workshop, experience-based learning program, reconstruction support activity, cultural awareness campaign
    20-04 Awareness improvement, management method and project 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
    20-05 Social contribution  
    20-06 Education/promotion/support method education program, education support program, housing support program, regional exchange program, volunteer support program, technical training system, skill sharing service, workshop program
    20-07 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 award winning objects. 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 / 100KB)

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) with 350dpi, at least 190mm or larger, 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 annual book, images may be retouched / cropped for tone adjustment.

  • Photo1: Main picture (JPEG format) REL *
    It is also used as an image for awards annual journal and for web publishing photos.
  • 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 (category "10: Industry / Medical Equipment / Facility")
  • 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, 1280 x 720 (720 p) 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.

Background 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

  • The information of your entry can be released on October 1st, the official award announcement day? *
    The information of awarded items will be released on our website and press announcement as of October 1.
    - Release on October 1 / Do not release on October 1
    In case you would like to withhold the release, please specify the date. The date must be before October 30, 2020. If you do not fill in specific "Information release date", we will release your information from October 1, 2020.
  • 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

Chair

Takashi Ashitomi
Product Designer

Vice Chair

Seiichi Saito
Creative Director / Technical Director

Jury Members

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

UNIT 01 : Life products (Accessories and Wearable)

Satoshi YoshiizumiU.L.
Designer / Creative Director
Ken Okamoto
Graphic Designer
Tamae Hirokawa
Creative Director / Designer
Takashi Honda
Product Designer
UNIT 02 : Life products (Healthcare)

Shunsuke IshikawaU.L.
Design Innovation
Yoshiki Ishikawa
Public Health Researcher
Mica Nakajima
Designer
Yoshiharu Hamada
Product Designer
UNIT 03 : Life products (Kids and Stationery)

Jin KuramotoU.L.
Product Designer
Chiho Sasaki
User Experience Designer
Yuma HaradaF.I.D.
Art Director / Designer
Teruhiro Yanagihara
Designer
UNIT 04 : Life products (Leisure and Hobby)

Hiroaki WatanabeU.L.
Industrial Designer
Yoshiaki Irobe
Graphic Designer
Hisakazu Shimizu
Product Designer
Kaie MurakamiF.I.D.
Designer / Creative Director
Huiming Tong
Industrial Designer
UNIT 05 : Kitchen Tools, Daily Necessities and Cooking Appliances

Gen SuzukiU.L.
Product Designer
Shizuka Tatsuno
Creative Director / Product Designer
Sosuke Nakabo
Product Designer
"Chiaki Murata"
Product Designer, Design Producer
UNIT 06 : Home Furniture and Household Goods

Ricca TezuchiU.L.
Product Designer
Gaku Otomo
Designer / Brand Director
Shogo Kishino
Art Director / Graphic Designer
Shigeki Fujishiro
Industrial Designer
UNIT 07 : Home Appliances

Kazushige MiyakeU.L.
Designer
Miyuki Tamai
CMF Designer
Hiroko Matsumoto
Product Designer
Shigeya Yasui
UI Design Researcher
Xiaoxi Shi
Industrial Designer
UNIT 08 : Video/Camera Equipment

Tetsu MiyazawaU.L.
Design Director / Product Designer
Shunsuke Aoki
Robot Creator
Makoto Hashikura
Product Designer
Nobuyoshi Yamazaki
Product Designer
Byung-wook Chin
Industrial Designer
UNIT 09 : ICT Equipment

Hisato OgataU.L.
Design Engineer
Tetsu Kataoka
Product Designer
Shigeru Kobayashi
Innovation Management Researcher
Nobuyuki Hayashi
Journalist / Consultant
Manfred Wang
Product Designer
UNIT 10 : Equipment and Facilities for Manufacturing and Medical Care

Shigenori AsakuraU.L.
Industrial Designer
Takashi Shigeno
Product Designer
Chiaki Hayashi
Project Manager
Tamotsu Murakami
Design Engineering Researcher
UNIT 11 : Housing Fixtures

Noriko HashidaU.L.
Product Designer
Shin Azumi
Product Designer
Mana Kobayashi
Interior Architect
Mikiya Kobayashi
Designer / Creative Director
UNIT 12 : Equipment and Facilities for Shop, Office and Public Space

Manabu TagoU.L.
Art Director / Designer
Hiroki Sato
Ph. D. Design
Koichi Suzuno
Architect
Shiho Nagamachi
Lighting Designer
Jongrae Park
Designer
UNIT 13 : Mobility

Kota NezuU.L.
Creative Communicator
Maholo Uchida
Curator
Yasuyuki KawanishiF.I.D.
Architect, Designer, Facilitator
Takayuki Morikawa
Mobility Designer
Carl Liu
Design Director
UNIT 14 : Housing (Personal Residence, Small Sized Apartment)

Yui TezukaU.L.
Architect
Yasuo Omi
Building System Design and Engineering Researcher
Manabu Chiba
Architect
Kentaro Yamazaki
Architect
Gary Chang
Architectural and Interior Designer
UNIT 15 : Housing (Medium to Large Sized Housing Complex)

Satoko ShinoharaU.L.
Architect
Jun Inokuma
Architect
Yuka Komada
Architect
Teppei Fujiwara
Architect
UNIT 16 : Construction/Interior Design for Industry and Commercial Facility

Masahiro HaradaU.L.
Architect, Professor
Masamichi Toyama
Businessman
Yuko Nagayama
Architect
Ai Yoshida
Architect
Shu-Chang Kung
Architect / Interior Designer
UNIT 17 : Public Facility, Civil Structure and Landscape

Kaori ItoU.L.
Researcher in Urbanism
Taro Igarashi
Architectural Critic
Ryo Yamazaki
Community Designer
Tomohiko Yamanashi
Architect
Jian Liu
Urban Planner & Designer
UNIT 18 : Media, Contents and Packaging

Yasuharu SasakiU.L.
Creative Director
Mamoru Kano
Art Director
Daisaku Kawase
TV Producer
Haruka Misawa
Designer
Chi mei Chang
Graphic Designer
UNIT 19 : System, Service and Business model

Hidetomo NagataU.L.
Strategist
Yuki UchidaF.I.D.
Urban Designer
Hidenori Kondo
Creative producer, Curator
Miles Pennington
Educational Innovator
Tasuku Mizuno
Lawyer
UNIT 20 : Project, Activity and Method

Yuta InoueU.L.
Project Manager
Noriko Kawakami
Journalist
Kenta Nakamura
Businessman / Editor
Jun’ya Yamaide
Artist
Yoshihiko YamasakaF.I.D.
Creative Director

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 a subject 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 subject 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 screening for the Good Design Award is conducted through various processes. Regarding these processes, we release the "Judges' Tutorial Book" which is distributed to the judges for the purpose of increasing the credibility of the screening. Please refer to the item below.

Focused Issues

2020 Focused Issues

Focused Issues is an attempt to explore and show the potential social impact of design, through the lens of Good Design Award.

With the increasing expectation for the potential roles of design in solving social issues, Good Design Award has recognized variously valuable designs, from those that directly lead to solutions, those equipped with elements and possibilities that contribute to problem solving, to designs that have promising power to build the society to come. By interpreting the intentions embedded in such designs and manifesting their significance, Focused Issues aims to raise the presence of design in our society.

In accordance with the four themes that Good Design Award has established for the Special Awards (Good Focus Award), the Focused Issues Directors are appointed from the jury members of Good Design Award. Serving as jury members at the same time, the Directors will carry out the screening in light of the themes that they are in charge of. During the process, they will also have conversations with the designers and other jury members, to identify the point of the design and depict the perspectives from which the design can be seen clearly and thoroughly. The outcomes will be verbalized in Focused Issues and be widely transmitted to the public, as the remarks of the Directors and the keywords of Good Design Award.

2020 Focused Issues / Director (Coming soon)

Themes - 2019 Focused Issues / Director

2019 Focused Issues and message
2018 Focused Issues and message
2017 Focused Issues and message
2016 Focused Issues and message
2015 Focused Issues and message