Purpose of Selecting Entry Category
Selection of entry category for the work will help judges
Since the sign design covers diverse area, sometimes it is difficult to understand from a photograph where the sign is installed or for what purpose the design serves. Having the information about the space setting and the design method in advance allows the judges to evaluate the work in close focus.
Category by Space Setting
Applicant must select one
If the work covers multiple spaces and cannot select single setting, select the space with more images in the application.
Facilities built to serve the public, regardless of government or private ownership.
Example: kindergarten, nursery school, accredited nursery school, primary school, junior high school, high school, technical college, vocational school, library, museum of art, museum, railway station, airport, passenger boat terminal, bus terminal, hospital, clinic, post office, government building, pubic branch office, tax office, police station, health center, fire department, employment center, social security office, pension agency, public gym, public hall, meeting center, exhibition hall, etc.
Facilities built for commercial purposes.
Example: department store, market, retail store, restaurant, cafe & bar, barber shop, beauty salon, bakery, rice shop, convenience store, bank, real estate agent, theater, movie theater, entertainment hall, car repair shop, bowling alley, skating rink, ski resort, golf course, karaoke hall, ryokan, hotel, paid parking lot, etc.
Facilities for limited users.
Example: housing, apartment house, office building, shrine, temple, church, cram school, driving school, nursing home, factory, warehouse, stables, fish farm, TV station, film studio, garage, wholesale market, garbage plant
♦No Space Setting
When space setting cannot be defined.
Example: video device, computer screen, smartphone apps, car navigation system, virtual space, research and development, etc.
Select this category when the facility cannot be categorized into the public, commercial or special space categories above or when space setting is unknown
Category by Design Method
More than one can be selected.
Select design method(s) applicable.
♦Display and nameplate signs
Nameplate, place name, room name, location name, caution sign, warning sign, prohibition sign
♦Directional, guiding signs
Signal, sign, directions, display guide, display map, graphical display, arrows
Signs assisting the elderly, persons with disability, foreign visitors etc.
♦Advertising and promotional signs
Neon sign, outdoor billboard, transportation advertising, vehicle advertising, banner, large vision display, digital signage, POP, etc.
Exhibition, art exhibition, display exhibition, etc.
♦Events and festival
Event, festival, trade fair
Concert, theater, movie, game, amusement park
Tourist map, tourist poster, brochure, happi coat
Public and private joint program, community building, etc
Landscape plan, street plan, information facility plan, etc.
Facade, space, exterior and interior
Environmental lighting, lighting effect
Planting , landscaping, exterior sonctruction, park, bridge etc
Street light, bench, bus stop, shelter, bollard
Vehicle advertising, marking
Environmental graphic, pictogram
♦Visual identity, branding
Logo, type, symbol, corporate color, application
Original font, text layout, brush calligraphy, calligraphy, lettering
Public art, sculpture, painting, photography
Experiential art, art equipment, object
User interface program
Voice guidance, voice instruction, sound environment
♦Technical research and development
Research and creative solution for signs, new technology developed from an idea, including the technology yet to be realized is also acceptable