Plastic Design & Story Award 2018|プラスティックの未来を拓くアワードPlastic Design & Story Award 2018|プラスティックの未来を拓くアワードPlastic Design & Story Award 2018|プラスティックの未来を拓くアワード

Pioneering

the future of

plastics

About Plastic Design & Story AwardAbout Plastic Design & Story AwardAbout Plastic Design & Story Award

This is a competition seeking new designs and stories that pioneer a new future and possibilities. Depending on what kind of bottle it’s in, even bottled water can have very different impression and experience. Plastic has the power to alter and even enhance the value of a product.
We invite designers from around the globe to submit their design and stories that change our daily lives, and break the norm.

theme「Encase and Enfold Plastic Stories」Imagine if we could bring more excitement and surprise to everyday life with plastic innovation – going beyond its role as packaging to elicit an unprecedented experience. True design is born from such aspirations. We look forward to all submissions that will take our experiences and lifestyles to a new realm.theme「Encase and Enfold Plastic Stories」Imagine if we could bring more excitement and surprise to everyday life with plastic innovation – going beyond its role as packaging to elicit an unprecedented experience. True design is born from such aspirations. We look forward to all submissions that will take our experiences and lifestyles to a new realm.theme「Encase and Enfold Plastic Stories」Imagine if we could bring more excitement and surprise to everyday life with plastic innovation – going beyond its role as packaging to elicit an unprecedented experience. True design is born from such aspirations. We look forward to all submissions that will take our experiences and lifestyles to a new realm.

What we are seeking

Design that leverages the material properties and characteristics of plastic containers

New and innovative use cases story of plastic containers

Must be consumer-centric, and a market moving proposal

Eligibility

Prospective applicants should be either:
- Professionals in the creative field, such as product designer, art director, and artists.
- Students aspiring to become designers and artists.

*Must be able to communicate in either Japanese or English.
*Individuals and groups submissions are welcome. No restrictions in age, gender, or nationality.
*Must be original work which is not already published.
*Multiple submissions per individual or group are welcome.

Prize

  • Grand Prize 1 Spot¥2,000,000
  • Achievement Awards 2 Spots¥500,000
  • Honorable Mentions 20 Spots¥100,000

*The winning designs may be prototyped and exhibited in trade shows.
*We reserve the right to withhold any award spots if no submission qualifies.

Judges

  • Keita Suzuki (Product Designer / PRODUCT DESIGN CENTER INC. CEO)
  • Yota Kakuda (Product Designer / Director YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN)
  • Keiko Hirano (Visioner / Designer / Executive Director of Communication Design Laboratory)
  • Kuniaki Hiromatsu (Director of Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd.)

Judging Criteria

Creativity

innovative design and
novel idea.

Comprehension

understanding and utilization
of the characteristics and
properties of plastic
products in your design.

Market impact

value proposition to consumers,
and the potential of
moving the market.

Society impact

contribution to solving social
issues in Japan and
around the world.

Presentation

the apt delivery of above
4 criteria in clear and
concise manner.

Schedule

Application will be open from August 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018.

*Nominees will be notified by email or phone after late November.
*Winners will be officially announced at the award ceremony on December 21st.
*Orientation for the contest and a factory tour will be held. Details will be notified to those who pre-register.

Submission Format

1-page presentation, A3 size (Landscape, One-sided)

*Formatting and structure are not restricted; however, the title, concept description, and use cases (photographs, computer graphic, illustration etc.) must be included.
*Submit in PDF Format (Up to 5MB)

How to submit your work

1. Please pre-register using the form on our website.
2. Submit your work using the submission form, and include the presentation and the ID number given at pre-registration.

Notice

Regarding the application
*The work you submit must be original and unpublished anywhere.
*In the case where a winning submission is revealed to be same or bearing obvious resemblance to existing designs, found to be infringes on the intellectual property of a third party, we reserve the right to revoke the award, even after the official announcement.
*In the event of an intellectual property dispute with a third party, the participant is solely responsible for any fees and damages incurring from the dispute. The participant must in good faith prevent any such dispute involving the contest office, and must compensate any fees or damages born by the contest office such disputes.
*Your name may be published when we announce the winning designs.

Regarding rights to your work
*You hold all intellectual property rights of your work in all jurisdictions.
*You are solely responsible for measures to protect of your intellectual rights.
*For the purpose of prototyping and exhibition of winning designs, Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd. may enter negotiations to obtain the rights to your work. The prize money will be considered payment for the transfer of rights in this case.
*Parts of the design may be altered for prototyping and exhibition. You agree not to exercise moral rights.
*We hold all right to publish, exhibits, and exhibit the submitted designs in web, print, and show, for the purpose of promotion.

Organized and Administered by

Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd.

Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd. has been a leading company in the plastic bottle molding industry with various “industry’s first” achievements since its establishment in 1978. ASB is a pioneer for one-step molding machines for plastic containers with various shapes and materials, and contributes to expanding the possibility of plastic products all over the world.

Supported by :
JDN Inc.,  IGNITION POINT, Inc.

Contact

Plastic Design & Story Award 2018 Office
pdsa2018@japandesign.ne.jp

*Will respond to your inquiries within three business days.