The 57th Japan Sign Design Award Application Information

Please be sure to download and read the Application Information.

Deadline for Application

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 24:00 JST

Annual schedule (currently reorganizing)

*The following is the initial schedule.

Application Period
Saturday, April 1, 2023 to Wednesday, May 31 closes at 24:00 JST
Primary selection
Monday, June 5, 2023 to Tuesday, June 13 Web-based screening
Secondary selection
Monday, June 19, 2023 Online Screening Session
Final Review
Saturday, July 1, 2023 Scheduled to be held in Tokyo
Award Announcement
Early September 2023
Award Ceremony
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Publication in the Yearbook and Panel Exhibition Tour
Starting December 2023

Eligibility for Application

Signs completed in the year from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.


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.