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2024 Kyoto Global Design Awards Call for Submissions

Empower Tomorrow: Redefine Design for Sustainable Impac

Amidst the dynamic backdrop of 2024, as the world's gaze converges on the pursuit of sustainable well-being and the effortless fusion of state-of-the-art AI technology, the 2024 Kyoto Global Design Awards (KGDA) warmly invites creative designers and inventors from every corner of the globe. The central theme for this year revolves around achieving a harmonious union of aesthetics and sustainability, prompting creators to craft compelling, environmentally conscious, and socially impactful masterpieces. The NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) actively backs the Kyoto Global Design Awards as a media partner.

The annual Kyoto Global Design Awards, meticulously curated by international experts and design associations, functions as a global platform recognizing outstanding designs worldwide. This inclusive platform warmly welcomes designers of all genders, nationalities, and ages, providing a stage for their creations to shine. Beyond the appeal of awards, KGDA aims to instigate a more profound impact – guiding the public in reshaping their connection with the environment through the aesthetic visions of designers and fostering meaningful change. Let design be the transformative force that molds a sustainable future, seamlessly blending beauty and responsibility on the global stage. As a prestigious global design accolade, KGDA acknowledges design companies and designers displaying potential, leading industry trends, and creating innovative designs. It is the highest honor for designers and companies to showcase the most outstanding works/projects through a rigorous judging process, introducing their exceptional designs to the world.

The seven available categories

1. Real Estate
2. Environment
3. Restaurants Hotels / Bars
4. Trends (Fashion)
5. Visual
6. Industry
7. Theory

To participate in the Kyoto Global Design Awards 2024, choose from the seven available categories and submit your work/project. Winning the Kyoto Global Design Award is a pinnacle achievement that can propel you into international design Hall of Fame recognition.

The Kyoto Global Design Award

It is founded on the belief that awardees serve as exemplary models, demonstrating that sustainable design can seamlessly integrate functionality and beauty. Their work not only inspires the design industry but also resonates with society at large. Winning this accolade is more than just recognition; it is an honor that empowers recipients to expand their business and creative influence. The meticulous evaluation of their endeavors aims to inspire a broader community of designers to adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices. The ultimate goal is to foster a collective commitment that contributes to a better and more sustainable future for all.

Timeline - KGDA 2024

Registration: Now to August 31th, 2024
Jury Screening: September
Winner Announcement: October
Application Fee: €80 to €650/per project (Student / ADP member / General)
Special subsidy for early application: 10% off by using code "KGDA10" (till the end of March 2024)

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