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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, 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.

SCHEDULE

schedule

schedule

Entry Period
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 (Japan time, noon)
Initial Review Results Announcement
Mid-December, 2018

Final Review Results Announcement
Early January, 2019

Award Ceremony
Early February 2019

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, groups or corporations.

JUDGES

  • Kei WakabayashiREAD MORE

    Kei Wakabayashi

    Editor

    Kei Wakabayashi

    Kei Wakabayashi

    Editor

    Kei Wakabayashi was born in 1971 and spent his early childhood in London and New York. After graduating from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in French Studies at Waseda University, he joined Heibonsha, and became part of the editorial department for "Gekkan Taiyo." In 2000, became an independent editor. Afterward, he edited a wide range of publications, including magazines, books, and exhibition records, and became active as a music journalist. He was assigned as the Chief Editor for the Japanese edition of "WIRED" in 2012, and left the post in 2017. In 2018, he launched blkswn publishers, Inc. and authored the book, "Sayonara Mirai" (Goodbye, Future), published by Iwanami Shoten (April​ 2018).

  • Gerfried StockerREAD MORE

    Gerfried Stocker

    Artistic and Managing Director of
    Ars Electronica

    Gerfried Stocker

    Gerfried Stocker

    Artistic and Managing Director of
    Ars Electronica

    Since 1995 he has been a managing and an artistic director of Ars Electronica. 1995/1996 he developed the groundbreaking exhibition strategies of Ars Electronica Center with a small team of artists and technicians and was responsible for the set-up and establishment of Ars Electronica’s own R&D facility, Ars Electronica Futurelab. Since 2004 he has been in charge of developing Ars Electronica’s program of international exhibition tours. From 2005 on he planned the expansion of Ars Electronica Center and implemented the total substantive makeover of its exhibits. Stocker is a guest speaker at many international conferences and a Visiting Professor at Osaka University of Arts as well as guest lecturer at Deusto University Bilbao. He is also a consultant for many international companies on creativity and innovation management.

  • Julia CassimREAD MORE

    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.

  • Satoshi YoshiizumiREAD MORE

    Satoshi Yoshiizumi

    TAKT PROJECT Inc., Representative
    Designer/Creative Director

    Satoshi Yoshiizumi

    Satoshi Yoshiizumi

    TAKT PROJECT Inc., Representative
    Designer/Creative Director

    Mr. Yoshiizumi has undertaken various projects seeking to “create other possibilities” through design. He has conducted experimental independent research projects and presented the results at the Milan Design Week, DesignMiami, Maison & Objet Paris, Hong Kong M+, and other domestic and international art museums and design events. Yoshiizumi collaborates with various clients, taking a unique approach which maximizes the role of design in projects based on research findings.

    His work has been collected at the Hong Kong M+ museum. He has also received many domestic and international awards, including the DesignMiami/ Swarovski Designers of the Future Award. In 2018, he was a GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2018 Jury Member.

  • Chiaki HayashiREAD MORE

    Chiaki Hayashi

    Loftwork Inc. Co-founder

    Chiaki Hayashi

    Chiaki Hayashi

    Loftwork Inc. Co-founder

    Co-founded Loftwork Inc. in 2000, which rolls out the diversely projects including web, community, and spatial design initiatives.
    The agency operates multiple services: “FabCafe”, a digital manufacturing cafe, and “MTRL”, a creative space for creators, “AWRD”, a platform to promote co-creation with creators. She also serves as the Japan Liaison to the Director of MIT Media Lab, and CEO of Hidakuma. Hidakuma is a new form of public-private joint enterprise, which aims to create regional industries through traditional techniques and forest regeneration.

AWARDS

  • Trophy/ 1000 USD

  • Trophy/ 500 USD

  • Award Certificate / 300USD

  • Award Certificate / 300USD

  • Award Certificate / 1000USD

  • Award Certificate

The Special prize will be chosen from the works that
have been submitted to the "LION Award".

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • What did you make?
    How is it original or unique?

  • Why did you make it?
    How is your idea profound?

  • How did you make it?
    Is the work based on original ideas that challenges existing norms?

HOW TO ENTER

  • Join Loftwork.com

    Join AWRD.com

    Entries for these awards should be submitted on AWRD.com (https://awrd.com). Entrants will need to create their own AWRD.com user account (free of charge) to submit their entry.

  • Read Entry Kit

    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 reason why you made it, the creation process, and the specifications.

Online Application
Please note that your session may timeout if you stay on the entry form for a long period of time. It is recommended to first save the contents you wish to register onto the entry form offline and then submit the form.

Submission Photo
After the submission deadline, the main submission photo will be featured on this website. Choosing to keep the image private is also an option. For further information, please refer to the entry form.