Please be sure to download and read the Application Information.

Deadline for Application

Friday, May 31, 2024 24:00 JST

Annual schedule (currently reorganizing)

*The following is the initial schedule.

Application Period
Monday, April 1, 2024 to Friday, May 31 closes at 24:00 JST
Primary selection
Thursday, June 6, 2024 to Thursday, June 13 Web-based screening
Secondary selection
Monday, June 24, 2024
Final Review, SDA Contribution Award Review
Saturday, July 6, 2024 in Tokyo
Award Announcement
Early September 2024
Award Ceremony
Wednesday, December 4, 2024 in Tokyo
Publication in the Yearbook and Panel Exhibition Tour
Starting December 2024

Eligibility for Application

Signs completed in the year from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.


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)
Number of the Grand Prize, Gold Prize, Silver Prize, Bronze Prize and selected entries will be determined by the final judging panel.