Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Programme Beginning of the application period Saturday, 1st April 2017
End of the application period Monday, 31st July 2017 23:50
* Payment of the listing fee  must be made by Sunday, 30th July 2017 in case the payment is made at convenience stores or at ATMs.
* Registration and login on the third-party website Peatix required
Deadline Monday, 31st July 2017 (requisite arrival)
Announcement of competition results mid-August 2017
Prize-awarding ceremony Saturday, 9th September 2017
Prizes First prize
(1 prize)
300,000 yen
Award of excellence
(3 prizes)
150,000 yen
* Royalties will be paid after confirmation of the commercialisation for the works and their respective sales
* Special prizes may be awarded
What are we looking for? Living ware  that brings joy to daily life
* Non-electric works that can be held in one hand
* Limited to unreleased original works
* Several submissions accepted
Submission items Work sheet
Please prepare your submission according to the following format: One single-sided A3 Horizontal size (W420 X H297mm) with the title, concept, and an overall view  of your work (lettering).
* Please do not stick your work to any form of thick paper such as panel boards
* Please do not fold or roll your work

Written application
Download the written application from this website and stick it on the bottom right of the back side of your work sheet.
Application requirements Freelance designers, in-house designers, and students are all welcome to participate regardless of their affiliation  and nationality.
Availability to attend the prize-awarding ceremony held in TOKYO on Saturday, 9th September 2017.
Listing fee 1,500 yen per work
* Registration and login on the third-party website Peatix required
* Purchase one ticket for each work submitted in case you submit several works
* Proposals of size, colour, and series under the same concept should be compiled into one work
* The credit cards, convenience stores, and ATMs on the right section are supported for payment (deadline: Sunday, 30th July 2017)
* Payment by credit card via Peatix uses a third-party settlement company

Creation of a PayPal account may be required at the moment of payment depending on the type of credit card used
How to participate 1. Registration and purchase of the listing fee ticket
Access the following link and click "GET TICKETS" to purchase the listing fee ticket and register.
* Registration and login on Peatix is required before purchasing the ticket
* Each work requires its own registration in case you submit several works

2. Work sheet submission
Download the written application.
Fill out the required fields, stick the written application on the bottom right of the back side of your work, and send it to the following address [deadline: Monday, 31st July 2017 (requisite arrival)].
2-4-5 Kuramae Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81(0)33862-5020
* Do not fold or roll your application
* Postage fees are covered by the applicant
Judges Takayuki Ando - Pen Chief Editor
Katsutoshi Ishibashi - AXIS Chief Editor
Yuji Hanazawa - NIKKEI DESIGN Chief Editor
Shigenori Hamaguchi - ELLE DECOR Chief Editor
Yasushi Yamazaki - JDN Co. Ltd. Board Member and Brand Director
Hideyoshi Nagoya - h concept CEO  Design Producer
Judging Committee Facilitator Kazuya Shimokawa - Ideas & Crafts Lab.   Representative
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Sponsor h concept
Contact h concept DESIGN COMPETITION Office
h concept 2-4-5 Kuramae Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81(0)33862-5020
Mail :


Please read the section on application notes, intellectual property provision, and personal information carefully before applying to the competition.


Application notes

  • Submissions must be submitted by the creator and must be limited to unreleased original works.
  • We accept multiple submissions. However, each submission requires the purchase of 1 listing fee ticket (1,500 yen).
  • Proposals of size, colour, and series under the same concept should be compiled into one work.
  • Double entry of the submissions to other competitions is not allowed. Furthermore, submissions may not be displayed in other locations or events without prior consent of the organiser.
  • The application may be deemed invalid in case the application data is incomplete. Please confirm you’re application thoroughly before submission.
  • Works will not be returned.
  • Parental permission is required for award-winning minors.
  • Monetary prizes will be paid after deducting taxes such as withholding tax.
  • The organiser will strive to secure the best conditions for the management and transportation of the submitted works. However, the organiser will not be responsible for any damage or loss resulting from natural disasters or other force majeure.
  • Awards may be cancelled if the applicants are deemed to belong to any anti-social forces.


Intellectual property provision

  • The organizer will own all the rights of the winning submissions (prize-winning works).
  • The intellectual property rights of submissions excluding winning submissions will belong to the respective applicants, in principle.
  • Please consider protective measures such as protection of rights when applying.
  • In the event the submitted work is deemed to be the same or similar to previously published designs or, deemed to infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party, the award may be cancelled regardless of the result declared by the judging committee.
  • The organiser will have the right to use submitted works for the exhibition and presentation of the competition.
  • Awarded product to be commercialised may be slightly modified appropriately at the time of commercialisation.


Personal Information

  • Applicants' personal information will be used exclusively for management communication, announcement of the results, and shipping materials.