Exposition, Convention, Trade show, Event, Promotion campaign and others
Show window, In-store display, Advertisement, Point of purchase advertisement, Signage, Graphic display and others
Communication space with movie or lighting design, Interactive art, Installation, Monument, Object, Botanical display, Parade, Attraction, Stage direction and others
Retail store, Apparel store, Specialty store, Show room, Deli/ Food store and others
Restaurant, Café, Bar, Japanese restaurant, Food court and others
Shopping center, Department store, Mall, Outlet store, Stores in station, Entertainment complex, Cinema complex and others
Hotel, Inn, Resort environment, Wedding space, Ceremony hall, Spa/ Beauty salon, fitness club and others
Museum, Science museum, Art museum, Archive center, Culture hall, Cultural exchange space, Theater, Concert hall and others
Sport training facility, Hospital, Clinic, School, Preschool, welfare facility, Factory, Storage, Religious facility, Station building, Airport facility, Library, Hall, Town hall and others
Office, Workspace, Studio, Lobby, Entrance, Meeting room and others
House, Housing complex, Public space of housing complex, Model room, Shared house, Service apartment
|Types of Kukan Design Awards||
Works selected from the gold prize at the final jury (1 to 3 works)
11 works (Gold prize selected from each category)
11 works (Silver prize selected from each category)
11 works (Bronze prize selected from each category)
Works nominated for the third jury
Works nominated for the second jury
Work reflecting trends and bringing innovation to our society through spatial design Work with new expression going ahead of times
Work with full of ideas and imaginations
Work considering social or local significance with balance environmentally such as universal design, considered sustainable design with social influence
Work apprehending country, regional history or culture Work expressing tangibleness and intangibleness effectively with cultural messages
Work with rich and aesthetic design with new approach of expression
Work with completely new innovative design idea
The committee will make a longlist based on the submitted works.The results will be announced to all of applicants by email. It will be announced on the website as well.(To be announced in late June)
The committee will select BEST 100 “Shortlist” based on the submitted works and make a shortlist of 10 works of each 11 category.
The nominee will prepare and submit presentation boards (2 panels in A2 size) for the upcoming third jury.
It will be an open jury. 3 works will be selected for gold, silver, and bronze prizes for the 11 categories. The results will be announced to all BEST 100 “Shortlist” by email and will be available to the public through the website. (To be announced in late August)
Winners (1-3) selected from the 11 gold prizes will be awarded as KUKAN OF THE YEAR.
※Announcement method is announced at a later date
Open Jury Details
Judges for the First Jury and the Second Jury
Professional members in spatial design field with wide knowledge, experience and insights will join the jury.
※To be announced later
Judges for the Third Jury and the Final Jury
Creators, experts and media critics who represent the Japanese design world will join the jury.
The entry fee is payable by credit card (VISA · Master · JCB).
|Contents of Application||
Up to 5 files can be submitted per work
※ Please do not show any company names in the photograph or drawing.
It will be eliminated from the jury if this is not followed.
Comments about work
Supplementary video file of the work (Within 1 minute)
We have revised the application method for supplemental video applications.
Video will be played and judged on Windows PC.
Data within 10MB: Please zip a video and post in web form.
4F 5-3-4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005 JAPAN
The applicants nominated for a third screening are required to submit 2 A2 presentation panels.An A2 illustration board should be within 2mm thick.
An A2 illustration board should be within 2mm thick.
10:00 AM, Monday, April 1st, 2019 - 23:00 PM, Thursday, May 16th, 2019(JST)
※Please complete the application process within 30 minutes on the system.
Please refer to attached PDF
Submit presentation panels (A2 size×2 pieces) if the work is nominated for the third jury.
|Announcement & Publication||
Design: Top binding issue Release scheduled: December 2019
Inquiries about entry
Kukan Design Award office (Inside JDN office)
※Office hours Weekday 10:00 - 17:00(JST)