The Kyoto Global Design Awards celebrates the diversity of design across the world, starting from Japan’s cultural center, Kyoto, which has more than a thousand years of history and is one of the oldest cities in the world. With its legacy of Japanese history, Kyoto continually innovates and endeavors, bringing together history and modernity. This precious heritage has allowed Kyoto to become not only an important symbol of culture but also a hub for new economic and design development.
As a global design award, KGDA recognizes design companies and designers who demonstrate potential, lead industry trends, and develop innovative designs. The highest award, Best100, recognizes the most outstanding works/projects through a rigorous judging process and introduces their excellent leading designs. To apply for the Kyoto Global Design Award 2023, select the applicable category from the eight available (Best100, real estate, environment, restaurants/hotels/bars, trends (fashion), visual, industry, theory) and submit your work/project. Only designers nominated by the KGDA committee and media partners are eligible for Best100. Winning the Kyoto Global Design Award is a great achievement that can lead to international design Hall of Fame recognition.
Kyoto Global Design Award believes that these designers demonstrate that sustainable design can be both functional and beautiful, inspiring the design industry and wider society. By evaluating their efforts, we hope to encourage more designers to adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices and contribute to a better future for everyone.