Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

SDGs Design International Awards 2020, Call for Competition

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– August 31, 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

Any student in a Japanese or overseas university, vocational school, or graduate school (including working students)


 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

SDGs Design Unit Secretariat, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka, 815-8540, Japan

 Sponsored by Kyushu University, Faculty of Design, SDGs Design Unit, and Kyushu University, Center for Designed Futures

Co-sponsored by Kyushu Shiawase Kyoso Labo(Kyushu Happiness Co-creation Lab; KYUSHU HAKUHODO)