GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2020 Participation

Outline

Organizer and Supporters

Organizer : Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)
Supporters(TBD) : 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 / World Design Organization

Organizer : 
Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)

Supporters(TBD) : 
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 / World Design Organization

Schedule and Fees

Schedule

Key dates for entry

Application Period

April 1
Open Call for Entries
May 26
Entry Deadline, Due Date of Submission for Application Confirmation Form
June 3
Deadline for Payment of First Screening Fee

April 1
Open Call for Entries

May 26
Entry Deadline, Due Date of Submission for Application Confirmation Form

June 3
Deadline for Payment of First Screening Fee

First Screening Period

June 9 - July 1
First Screening Period
July 2
Notification of the First Screening Results

June 9 - July 1
First Screening Period

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 1
Second Screening Period
August 16
Second Screening  Installation Date
August 17 - 19
Second Screening Panel (venue: AICHI SKY EXPO, Aichi, Japan)
August 20
Second Screening  Dismantlement Date
August 24
Deadline for Payment of Second Screening Fee
September 2
Notification of the Second Screening Results
September 2 - 9
Registration Period of the Award Acceptance Information
September 15
Deadline for Letter of Consent (if applicable)

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

July 10 - September 1
Second Screening Period

August 16
Second Screening  Installation Date

August 17 - 19
Second Screening Panel (venue: AICHI SKY EXPO, Aichi, Japan)

August 20
Second Screening  Dismantlement Date

August 24
Deadline for Payment of Second Screening Fee

September 2
Notification of the Second Screening Results

September 2 - 9
Registration Period of the Award Acceptance Information

September 15
Deadline for Letter of Consent (if applicable)

Special Award Screening Period (Only for GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Winners)

September 2 - September 9
Registration Period of GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation
September 30
GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation (Closed) / Special Awards Screening Panel (Closed)

September 2 - September 9
Registration Period of GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation

September 30
GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Presentation (Closed) / Special Awards Screening Panel (Closed)

Announcement / Promotion

October 13
Deadline for Payment of Award Package Fee
October 20
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 20 - November 7
GOOD DESIGN AWARD PR Period
October 20 - November 21
GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Exhibition
November 2
GOOD DESIGN AWARD Ceremony (Online) / GRAND AWARD Election
March 2022
Publication of the Yearbook

October 13
Deadline for Payment of Award Package Fee

October 20
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 20 - November 7
GOOD DESIGN AWARD PR Period

October 20 - November 21
GOOD DESIGN BEST100 Exhibition

November 2
GOOD DESIGN AWARD Ceremony (Online) / Grand Award Election

March 2022
Publication of the Yearbook

Fees

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

Subject Mandatory/
Optional
Item Amount Payment
deadline
Withdrawal
deadline
All subject
entries
Mandatory First screening fee JPY 11,000 Jun.3 Jun.8
Entries
eligible
for second
screening
Mandatory Second screening fee JPY 58,300 Aug.24 Jul.9
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.24 Jul.9
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 11-14.
 
・A1 size panel (Vertical)
・A3 size material papers (Horizontal)
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 award
winning
objects
Mandatory Award package fee
* The [Award package fee] includes:
Publication in GOOD DESIGN AWARD Yearbook
and GOOD DESIGN AWARD Website’s Online Gallery,
a complimentary copy of the yearbook,
a complimentary certificate,
and promotional opportunities.
JPY 88,000 Oct.13 Sep.9
Subject Mand-
atory/
Opt-
ional
Item/
Amount
Pay-
ment
dead-
line
With-
drawal
dead-
line
All
subject
entries
Mand-
atory
First
screening
fee
/JPY 11,000
Jun.3 Jun.8
Entries
eligible
for
second
screening
Mand-
atory
Second
screening
fee
/JPY 58,300
Aug.24 Jul.9
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.24 Jul.9
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 11-14.
・A1 size panel
(Vertical)
/JPY 30,000
・A3 size material
papers (Horizontal)
/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
award
winning
objects
Mand-
atory
Award package fee
* The [Award package fee] includes:
Publication in GOOD DESIGN AWARD Yearbook
and GOOD DESIGN AWARD Website’s Online Gallery,
a complimentary copy of the yearbook,
a complimentary certificate,
and promotional opportunities.

/JPY 88,000
Payment deadline: Oct.13 Withdrawal deadline: Sep.9

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 Rules 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 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, 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 Cooking appliances rice cooker, microwave oven, food processor, hot plate, mixer, blender, juicer, electric kettle, coffee maker, toaster, IH cooker
    05-02 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
    05-03 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 08-02 House air conditioning machines/fixtures
  • 06-01 Audio equipment for personal use headphone, earphone, loudspeaker, audio player, amplifier, stereo system, home sound system
    06-02 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
    06-03 Camera and peripherals camera, video camera, camera lens, strobe, tripod, camera stabiliser
    06-04 Video equipment TV, monitor, media player, VR headset, projector
    06-05 Smart phone and peripherals smart phone, telephone, mobile phone, communication mobile terminal, mobile battery, gimbal
    06-06 Smart watch smart watch
    06-07 PC and peripherals desktop PC, laptop PC, tablet PC, mouse, keyboard, stylus, motherboard, graphics card, OA tap, cable
    06-08 ICT equipment for the general public printer, scanner, NAS, hard disk, SSD, storage media, network device, router, switching hub, translator, smart speaker, AI speaker, security device/camera
    06-09 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
  • 07-01 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
    07-02 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
    07-03 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
    07-04 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
    07-05 Materials and parts sheet materials, paper, block, ceramic materials, glass materials, plastic materials, coating
    07-06 Manufacturing and production technique processing method, manufacturing method, constructing method, transportation technique
    07-07 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
    07-08 Other product for medical use and manufacturing  
  • 08-01 House lighting appliances light bulb, ceiling light, pendant light, desk lamp, floor lamp, stand lamp, sensor light
    08-02 House air conditioning machines/fixtures air conditioner, air vent
    08-03 House building materials/fixtures architectural hardware, building material, fixtures, stairs, sash/window, door handle
    08-04 House interior materials curtain, blinds, rolling screen, wallpaper
    08-05 House exterior materials roofing materials, garage, doorplate, postbox, rain gutter, wood deck, terrace, sunshade, shelter, interphone
    08-06 Kitchen fixtures range hood and ventilator, water heater, remote controller for water heater, sink, built-in stove
    08-07 Bathroom and wet area wash basin, shower, bathtub, toilet bowl / toilet seat, water purification device, faucet, modular bathroom
    08-08 House machines/fixtures elevator for home, escalator for home, digital lock, smart lock, home delivery locker box, fire alarm, home electricity storage system
  • 09-01 Home furniture chair, sofa, table, desk, partition, hanger pole, laundry pole, storage case, shelf, storage furniture, wardrobe, drawer, bed
    09-02 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
    09-03 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
    09-04 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
    09-05 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
    09-06 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
    09-07 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
  • 10-01 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
    10-02 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
    10-03 Motorbike, Motorbike-related instruments motorbike for private/commercial use, tire for motorbike, speedometer, helmet, glove, riding wear
    10-04 Personal mobility and bicycle, Personal mobility and bicycle-related instruments personal mobility and bicycle, bicycle light, cycle computer / speedometer, riding wear
    10-05 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
    10-06 Transportation system and service (logistics / physical distribution) transportation system and service, logistic system and service, traffic management system,
  • 11-01 Commercial/industrialized housing A house built as a commodity offered to the market
    11-02 Detached house A house designed individually to meet the needs of a particular owner
    11-03 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 12.)
    11-04 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 12.)
    11-05 Construction method for housing construction method for housing, structural member for housing, seismic isolation structure for housing
    11-06 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.
    11-07 Interior for detached house and small sized housing complex  
  • 12-01 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
    12-02 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).
    12-03 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
    12-04 Interior for medium to large sized housing complex  
  • 13-01 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.
    13-02 Interior for industrial facility and office  
    13-03 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
    13-04 Interior for commercial facility and shop  
  • 14-01 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.
    14-02 Interior for public facility  
    14-03 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
    14-04 Block and community development city block development, urban development, community/regional development, urban planning
    14-05 Construction method for industry, commercial, public facility structure, structural member, building method, civil engineering method, demolition method
  • 15-01 Media magazine, website, free paper magazine, local government's journal, regional PR magazine
    15-02 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
    15-03 Contents for business in-house information dissemination media, in-house journal, new product presentation, brand management manual, operation guideline, service manual
    15-04 Method for advertising/PR advertisement contents, PR contents, PR method
    15-05 Exhibition / display exhibition, exhibition booth, display, projection mapping, video installation
    15-06 Branding / CI / VI branding, CI (Corporate Identity), VI (Visual Identity)
    15-07 Font web font, digital font, brand font, font service
    15-08 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
    15-09 Packaging for professional use package for transportation, packaging container, shelf-ready packaging
  • 16-01 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
    16-02 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
    16-03 Insurance/financial service and system asset management system, insurance contract service, financial product management system
    16-04 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
    16-05 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
    16-06 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
  • 17-01 Initiative and activity for regional region cultural support, region resource conservation activity, municipal system, region regeneration project, region exchange program, support for developing country
    17-02 Initiative and activity for community development district exchange promotion Initiative, community development Initiative, community platform, festival planning, event planning
  • 18-01 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
    18-02 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
    18-03 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
    18-04 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
    18-05 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 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 / 50KB)

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 *
    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 07. 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.

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

Chair

Takashi Ashitomi
Product Designer

Vice Chair

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 HondaU.L.
Product Designer
Yoko Ando
Textile Designer and Coordinator
Ken Okamoto
Graphic Designer
Shigeki Hattori
Designer / Creative Director
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

Shunsuke IshikawaU.L.
Design Innovation
Kaori Akiyama
Product Designer
Yoshiki IshikawaF.I.D.
Public Health Researcher
Sosuke Nakabo
Product 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

Chiho SasakiU.L.
User Experience Designer
Yoshiaki Irobe
Graphic Designer
Jin Kuramoto
Product Designer
Makoto Hashikura
Product 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

Shizuka TatsunoU.L.
Creative Director / Product Designer
Gaku Otomo
Designer / Brand Director
Yuma HaradaF.I.D.
Art Director / Designer
Yu Yamada
Buyer
UNIT 05 : Home Appliances

05-01 Cooking appliances | 05-02 Home appliances | 05-03 Environmental appliances and equipment

Kazushige MiyakeU.L.
Designer
Gen Suzuki
Product Designer
Miyuki Tamai
CMF Designer
Shigeya Yasui
UI Design Researcher
UNIT 06 : Audio, Video and ICT Equipment

06-01 Audio equipment for personal use | 06-02 Broadcast and sound equipment for professional use | 06-03 Camera and peripherals | 06-04 Video equipment | 06-05 Smart phone and peripherals | 06-06 Smart watch | 06-07 PC and peripherals | 06-08 ICT equipment for the general public | 06-09 ICT equipment for professional use

Hiroaki WatanabeU.L.
Industrial Designer
Shigeru Kobayashi
Innovation Management Researcher
Ricca Tezuchi
Product Designer
Nobuyuki Hayashi
Journalist / Consultant
Miles Pennington
Educational Innovator
Nobuyoshi Yamazaki
Product Designer
UNIT 07 : Equipment and Facilities for Manufacturing and Medical Care

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

Shigenori AsakuraU.L.
Industrial Designer
Chiaki Hayashi
Project Manager
Tamotsu Murakami
Design Engineering Researcher
Chiaki Murata
Product Designer, Design Producer
UNIT 08 : Housing Fixtures

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

Noriko HashidaU.L.
Product Designer
Shin Azumi
Product Designer
Koichi Futatsumata
Space & Product Designer
Mitsunobu Hozumi
Product Designer
UNIT 09 : Furniture / Equipment and Facilities for Office and Public Space

09-01 Home furniture | 09-02 Furniture for shop, office, public space | 09-03 Display furniture for shop and public space | 09-04 Equipment and facilities for public space | 09-05 Kitchen equipment and facilities for professional use | 09-06 Equipment and facilities for professional use | 09-07 Building materials and equipment for commercial space

Hisae IgarashiU.L.
Interior Designer
Hiroki Sato
Design Researcher / Educator
Manabu Tago
Art Director / Designer
Shigeki Fujishiro
Industrial Designer
UNIT 10 : Mobility

10-01 Passenger car, Passenger car-related instruments | 10-02 Commercial vehicle, Commercial vehicle-related instruments | 10-03 Motorbike, Motorbike-related instruments | 10-04 Personal mobility and bicycle, Personal mobility and bicycle-related instruments | 10-05 Railway, Shipping, Aircraft | 10-06 Transportation system and service (logistics / physical distribution)

Kota NezuU.L.
Creative Communicator
Maholo Uchida
Curator
Takayuki Morikawa
Mobility Designer
Masayuki Moriguchi
Mobility Journalist
UNIT 11 : Housing (Detached House and Small Sized Housing Complex & Cohousing)

11-01 Commercial/industrialized housing | 11-02 Detached house | 11-03 Small sized housing complex | 11-04 Small sized cohousing / dormitory | 11-05 Construction method for housing | 11-06 Service and system for detached house and small-sized housing complex / HEMS(Home Energy Management System) | 11-07 Interior for detached house and small sized housing complex

Teppei FujiwaraU.L.
Architect
Yoshiaki Amino
Architect / Architectural Researcher
Manabu Chiba
Architect
Yui Tezuka
Architect
UNIT 12 : Housing (Medium to Large Sized Housing Complex & Cohousing)

12-01 Medium/large sized housing complex | 12-02 Medium/large sized cohousing / dormitory | 12-03 Service and system for housing complex/HEMS | 12-04 Interior for medium to large sized housing complex

Jun InokumaU.L.
Architect
Yuka Komada
Architect
Atsumi Hayashi
Producer
Kentaro Yamazaki
Architect
UNIT 13 : Construction (Industry and Commercial Facility)

13-01 Construction and environment for office and industrial facility | 13-02 Interior for industrial facility and office | 13-03 Construction and environment for commercial facility | 13-04 Interior for commercial facility and shop

Masahiro HaradaU.L.
Architect / Professor
Keiji Ashizawa
Architect / Designer
Yuko Nagayama
Architect
Ai Yoshida
Architect
UNIT 14 : Public Facility, Civil Structure and Landscape

14-01 Construction/space design for public facility | 14-02 Interior for public facility | 14-03 Landscape, civil engineering structures | 14-04 Block and community development | 14-05 Construction method for industry, commercial, public facility

Kaori ItoU.L.
Researcher in Urbanism
Taro Igarashi
Architectural Critic
Hiroshi Nishimura
Architect / Creative Director
Tatsuya Hiraga
Landscape Architect
UNIT 15 : Media and Contents

15-01 Media | 15-02 Contents for the general public | 15-03 Contents for business | 15-04 Method for advertising/PR | 15-05 Exhibition / display | 15-06 Branding / CI / VI | 15-07 Font | 15-08 Packaging for the general public | 15-09 Packaging for professional use

Yasuharu SasakiU.L.
Creative Director
Mamoru Kano
Art Director
Shogo Kishino
Art Director / Graphic Designer
Kaie MurakamiF.I.D.
Designer / Creative Director
UNIT 16 : System and Service

16-01 Application, software for the general public / apps for smartphones and tablets | 16-02 System/service for the general public | 16-03 Insurance/financial service and system | 16-04 Software for professional use | 16-05 System/service for professional use | 16-06 Social infrastructure system / infrastructure

Yuki UchidaU.L.
Urban Designer / Collective Designer
Hisato Ogata
Design Engineer
Eisuke Tachikawa
Design Strategist
Hidetomo Nagata
Strategist
UNIT 17 : Initiative and Activity for Regional

17-01 Initiative and activity for regional | 17-02 Initiative and activity for community development

Jun’ya YamaideU.L.
Artist
Ai IishiF.I.D.
Urban Designer
Toru Iwasa
Creative Director
Yoshihiko Yamasaka
Creative Director
Ryo Yamazaki
Community Designer
UNIT 18 : Initiative and Activity for the General Public

18-01 Initiative and activity for the general public | 18-02 Awareness improvement for individual and public | 18-03 Awareness improvement, management method and Initiative for industry | 18-04 Education/promotion/support method | 18-05 Research and development method

Kenta NakamuraU.L.
Businessman / Editor
Yuta Inoue
Project Manager
Miyuki TanakaF.I.D.
Curator / Producer
Osamu Nishida
Architect
Naoko Hirota
Design Director
Korea UNIT

Byung-wook Chin
Industrial Designer
Jongrae Park
Designer
Taiwan UNIT

Shu-Chang Kung
Architect / Interior Designer
Chi mei Chang
Graphic Designer
Manfred Wang
Product Designer
China UNIT

Xiaoxi Shi
Industrial Designer
Gary Chang
Architectural / Interior Designer
Huiming Tong
Industrial Designer
Carl Liu
Design Director
Jian Liu
Urban Planner / 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 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

To be released in April 1, 2021

Focused Issues

To be released in April 1, 2021