SUBMISSIONS

The award calls for submissions that leverage both the digital and physical.
These submissions can be anything from products, art, architecture, or intangible projects such as performing arts, events or workshops. A condition of entry is that the submitted work be in its completed/operational form created with such machines as digital fabrication tools and not left in the conceptual phase of design plans or proposals. Submissions can be something that has already been launched, or something yet to be unveiled.

Examples of Fab machines to make your works

3D printers, laser cutters, UV printers, digital machines, cutting machines, CNC milling machines, CNC routers, electronic tools.

Examples of software to make your works

CAD software, 2D design software

  •   Laser cutter
  •   UV printer
  •   Cutting machine
  •   Electric sewing machine
  •   3D printer
  •   Electronic tools
  •   CAM
  •   CAD
  •   3D APP

SCHEDULE

schedule

schedule

Entry Period
From August 1st to noon on October 31st November 7th , 2016 (Japan Time)
Initial Screening Results Announcement
Notification to Initial Screening Finalists will be around December 15th, 2016

Winners Announcement
Early February 2017
Award Ceremony
March 7th, 2017 Tokyo Hikarie​(Shibuya)
Exhibition of Winning Works
March 7th - March 19th, 2017 Tokyo Hikarie​​(Shibuya)

CATEGORIES

  • STUDENT

    STUDENT

    This category is only for those who are enrolled in a university or collage at the time of entry. There are no entry restrictions about age or nationality.

  • GENERAL

    GENERAL

    This category does not have any restrictions about age or nationality. Anyone can enter,
    including corporations.

SEE HOW TO ENTER

JUDGES

close Throne (Gold_2014) / Throne(Silver_2014)

Throne (Gold_2014) / Throne(Silver_2014)
2014 mixed media
photo : Nobutada OMOTE|SANDWICH
© Kohei NAWA|SANDWICH

AWARDS

  • Grand Prize 1 WinnerGrand Prize 1 Winner

    Grand Prize
    Trophy, 1000 USD

  • first Prize 1 Winnerfirst Prize 1 Winner

    First Prize
    Trophy, 500 USD

  • Finalists Several WinnersFinalists Several Winners

    Student Category Award
    Award certificate, 300USD

  • Finalists Several WinnersFinalists Several Winners

    General Category Award
    Award certificate, 300USD

  • Finalists Several WinnersFinalists Several Winners

    Special Prize Yamaha Award
    Award certificate, 1000 USD

  • Finalists Several WinnersFinalists Several Winners

    Finalists
    Award certificate

Winning entrants will also be granted the right to showcase their works at an exhibition for winning entries to be held in Tokyo in March 2017. Winners of the Yamaha Award will be chosen from entries based a special theme“Switch to Your Emotions”.

SEE SPECIAL THEME

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • The entry embodies a new type of creativity.

  • It pushes the boundaries of digital fabrication.

  • It is a unique and original idea.

  • It demonstrates excellence in design.

  • It has the potential to revolutionize people’s lives and society at large.

  • It has the ability to take the spotlight on a global scale.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Join Loftwork.com

    Join Loftwork.com

    Entries for these awards should be submitted on Loftwork.com, which is a creators’ portal site run by Loftwork Inc. Entrants will need to create their own Loftwork.com user account (free of charge) to submit their entry.

  • Read Entry Kit

    Read Entry Kit

    Make sure to read the Entry Kit before submitting.

  • Submit your entry

    Submit your entry

    There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. If submitting multiple entries, please prepare an entry form for each submission.

What you need to prepare

1

Photos

One main photograph of the submitted works *Required
Two supplementary photos *Optional

※Accepted image formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
※Recommended image size is around 10MB

2

Video introducing your submission (no more than 5 minutes)

If privacy settings are set so as to require a password for viewing, please be sure to include the password on the entry form. *Optional

3

Explanation of your submission

Please include an explanation of the concept of the works, the creation process, the specifications, and the emotions switch which turns on people’s emotions (for entries to the Yamaha Award only).

After the closing date of the Awards on October 31st, 2016, the main submission photo shall be featured on this website.
See FAQ

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