The 56th Japan Sign Design Award Application Information

Please be sure to download and read the Application Information.

Deadline for Application

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 24:00 JST

Annual schedule (currently reorganizing)

*The following is the initial schedule.

Application Period
Friday, April 1, 2022 to Tuesday, May 31 closes at 24:00 JST
Primary selection
Monday, June 6, 2022 to Wednesday, June 15
Secondary selection
Saturday, July 2, 2022 Scheduled to be held in Tokyo
Award Announcement
Mid September 2022
Award Ceremony
Early December 2022
Publication in the Yearbook and Panel Exhibition Tour
Starting December 2022

Eligibility for Application

Signs completed in the year from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.


Japan SDA Grand Prize – Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (Provisional): 1 winner (Certificate and trophy)
SDA Award Gold Prize: 4 winners (Certificate and trophy)
SDA Award Silver Prize: 15 winners (Certificate and trophy)
SDA Award Bronze Prize: 30 winners (Certificate)
SDA Award Finalists: 100 winners (Certificate)
SDA Award Jury Selection: 7 winners (Certificate and trophy)
SDA Contribution Award – Chairman of Japan Institute of Design Promotion Award: maximum 2 winners (Certificate)