ENTRY CLOSED. RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY JANUARY 2018

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions should be creative experiments, works and inventions that stem from powerful collaborations between digital and physical fabrications. These submissions can encompass physical products, art, architecture, or intangible projects such as performing arts, events, workshops and experiments.

A condition of entry is that the submitted work be in its completed/operational form created with digital fabrication tools and are not left in its conceptual phase of the design plan or proposal. Submissions can be something that has already been launched, or yet to be unveiled.

Examples of Fab machines to make your work

3D printer, laser cutter, UV printer, digital sewing machine, cutting machine, CNC milling machine, CNC router and electronic tools.

Examples of software to make your work

3D Modeling & Design Software, 2D Design & 2DCAD Software

  • Laser cutter
  • Digital sewing machine
  • Cutting machine
  • Electronic kit
  • 3D printer
  • UV printer
  • CAM
  • CAD
  • 3D APP

SCHEDULE

schedule

schedule

Entry Period
August 1st, 2017 - October 31st, 2017 at 12:00 noon (Japan Time)
Initial Screening Results Announcement
Notification of Initial Screening Finalists will be by mid December.

Announcement of Winners
Early January 2018
Award Ceremony
Early February 2018
Exhibition of Awarded Works
Early February 2018

CATEGORIES

  • STUDENT

    STUDENT

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

  • GENERAL

    GENERAL

    There are no age or nationality restrictions to this category therefore is open to anyone of interest whether it be individuals or corporations.

JUDGES

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    Hiroya Tanaka Head Judge

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Professor at Keio University, Representative of SFC Social Fabrication Lab

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Professor at Keio University, Representative of SFC Social Fabrication Lab

    Hiroya Tanaka opened the first Fab Lab in Japan and in East Asia. He researches the possibility of digital fabrication from both sides, "technology" and "society." In recent years, he has served in a large number of government committees, notably including the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and has also been involved in policy recommendations such as local creation. He works as a chairman of the "Fab Campus Committee" at Keio University. His specialties include 3D-CAD/CAE/CAM as well as design engineering. He has a PhD in engineering. He is a Fab Lab Japan Founder and a Fab Lab Asia Foundation Board Member.

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    Mitchell Joachim

    Mitchell Joachim

    Co-founder, Terreform ONE
    Professor at NYU

    Mitchell Joachim

    Mitchell Joachim

    Co-founder, Terreform ONE
    Professor at NYU

    Formerly, he was an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and fellowships with TED, MIT and more. He was chosen by WIRED magazine for “The Smart List” and selected by Rolling Stone for “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”. Mitchell won many honors including; ARCHITECT R+D Award, 1st Place International Architecture Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, and Time magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. He co-authored “XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design”, “Super Cells: Building with Biology”, and so on. His design work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned: PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, MArch Columbia University.

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    Cleo Huet

    Cleo Huet

    Product designer
    Professor at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR)

    Cleo Huet

    Cleo Huet

    Product designer
    Professor at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR)

    Co-founder of Fab Lab AV.lab in France and professor of design at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, her work within the collective of designer Ateliers BAH questions the possibilities of digital manufacturing integrated in the fields of craftsmanship.

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    Julia Cassim

    Julia Cassim

    Professor at KYOTO Design Lab Kyoto Institute of Technology

    Julia Cassim

    Julia Cassim

    Professor at KYOTO Design Lab Kyoto Institute of Technology

    Julia Cassim’s career spans the worlds of art, design, museum studies and social activism. She studied fine art at Manchester College of Art and Design and Tokyo University of the Arts on a Japanese Government scholarship. She has an MPhil from the International Centre for Heritage Studies at the University of Newcastle and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Art (RCA) and of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and is an international authority on inclusive design. The 24 and 48 Hour Inclusive Design Challenges she organised at the RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design have been held in 21 cities worldwide, involved over 800 designers and were the subject of an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2010.
    In May 2014, she was appointed Professor at the KYOTO Design Lab, a centre for interdisciplinary design innovation at the Kyoto Institute of Technology. A recent project bringing together science and design won a Dutch Design Award in 2016. She was included in Design Week’s ‘Hot 50’ list of people who most influenced the design world in 2010.

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    Shiho Fukuhara

    Shiho Fukuhara

    Artist
    Co-Founder, BCL / CEO, Poiesis Labs

    Shiho Fukuhara

    Shiho Fukuhara

    Artist
    Co-Founder, BCL / CEO, Poiesis Labs

    In 2001, graduate of London's Central Saint Martins University, finishing degree in 2003 at the Royal College of Art. In 2004, developed an artistic research framework [bcl] alongside Georg Tremmel. Following this, maintaining a focus on water environmental issues, particularly the development of biotechnologies and their impact on society, as well as a mission to think critically about how to open up access to these technologies to those who cannot access them at present. Poiesis Lab Representative. Google ATAP Project Jacquard Textile Development and Creative Innovation Lead.

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AWARDS

  • Trophy/ 1000 USD

  • Trophy/ 500 USD

  • Award Certificate / 300USD

  • Award Certificate / 300USD

  • Award Certificate / 1000USD

  • Award Certificate

Those who are awarded will automatically gain eligibility to exhibit their awarded projects at the Exhibition of Awarded Works held in early February of 2018.
The special prize will be chosen from those applied for the “HAPTIC DESIGN Award”.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Expands the possibilities of digital fabrication.

  • Has the potential to revolutionize people’s lives and society.

  • Is based on original ideas that challenge existing norms.

HOW TO ENTER

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    Join Loftwork.com

    Entries for these awards should be submitted on Loftwork.com, 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.

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    Read APPLICATION RULES

    Make sure to read the APPLICATION RULES before submitting online.

  • Submit your entry

    Submit your entry

    There is no limit to the number of entries you may 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 work *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 work, the creation process, and the specifications.
You can see the text you need to prepare from here.

Online Application
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Submission Photo
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