Due to the pandemic, the classes in the educational institutions have been disrupted. Hence, we have decided to extend the application deadline to September 20, 2020 (Japan Time) to give the students more time to prepare for this competition. We all await your application!
We are calling for ‘design’ that can save the world, from students all over the world who are interested in design. The SDGs Design International Awards will be held again this year to show good solutions to the world. We are soliciting creative ideas to solve social issues from students all over the world.
There are things we can contribute to solving social issues!
We are waiting for applications from the younger generation who are trying to solve complex social problems.
“Overcoming the pandemic, Design for evolution”
Innovation is needed to overcome a pandemic that poses a crisis to the world. We are looking for innovative ideas to evolve future life and society.
Schedule (Japan Time)
First Review Entry Period: May 15– Sep 20, 2020
Announcement of First Review Results: End of September 2020 (planned)
Second Review Entry Period: Mid of October 2020 (planned)
Announcement of Second Review Results: End of October 2020 (planned)
Final Presentation and Award Ceremony: November 10, 2020
Grand Prize 1 Group 300,000 yen
Best Innovation 1 Group 80,000 yen
Best Impact 1 Group 80,000 yen
Best Quality 1 Group 80,000 yen
Best Feasibility 1 Group 80,000 yen
Corporate Award See website for the details
Please design according to the given theme and use the entry form provided on the website. The entry form can be downloaded by clicking on the “Apply” button on the website. For more information, please refer to
SDGs Design International Awards 2020
Organizer： Kyushu University, Faculty of Design, SDGs Design Unit, and Kyushu University, Center for Designed Futures
Co-Organizer: Kyushu Shiawase Kyoso Labo(Kyushu Happiness Co-creation Lab; KYUSHU HAKUHODO)
Support：Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Fukuoka City/Fukutsu City/Fukuoka City Board of Education/UN-HABITAT Regional Office for Asia and Pacific-Fukuoka/Kyushu Economic Federation/Kyushu Directive Council(FDC)/JICA Kyushu Center/ESD(Education for Sustainable Development)
Sponsership：The Nishi-Nippon City Bank/Fukuoka Design School/Saibu gas/Miyoshi Real Estate/Okamura/YUKO CO.LTD