SDGs Design International Awards 2021, Call for Entries

May 15 – August 31, 2021

We were calling for ‘design’ that can save the world, from students all over the world who are interested in design. The SDGs Design International Awards was held again 2022 to show good solutions to the world. We were soliciting creative ideas to solve social issues from students all over the world.

[Theme]Let’s Create a Carbon-Neutral Society.
The world is counting down to the realization of “carbon neutrality,” the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero. Various challenges are being taken on around the world. The scope of these challenges is expanding to include the environment, cities, architecture, products, communication, services, and social systems surrounding our daily lives, and design is needed in every aspect. The theme of this year’s SDGs Design International Awards, now in its third year, is “Let`s Create a Carbon-Neutral Society.”. We are calling for creative ideas from all over the world to address the world`s most urgent mission. Multiple entries are also welcomed.


[Schedule] (Japan Time)
Application Period…May 15 – August 31, 2021,Japan Time
Announcement of First Review Results…Mid of September, 2021(planned)
Application Period for Final Review…Mid of September –End of September, 2021(planned)
Announcement of Final Review Results…Early October, 2021(planned)
The Award Ceremony…October 16, 2021(planned)
The Asian-Pacific City Summit Special Edition Presentation…October 27, 2021(planned)


Theme1 : Design a Carbon-Neutral City
Gold Award1 Group300,000 yen
Silver Award1 Group100,000 yen
Bronze Award1 Group50,000 yen

Theme2 : Design a Carbon-Neutral Lifestyle
Corporate Award(s)50,000 yen each
The companies that agree with the purpose of the SDGs Design International Awards and are proactive about the SDGs will provide the corporate awards. From among the entries, we will select based on the evaluation from the companies.

Theme 1 & 2 : Special Award for High School Student(s)
Special Online Campus Tour by Kyushu University(planned)
Special award(s) for high school students will be given to the best design proposal(s) submitted.

Please design according to the given theme and use the entry form provided on the website. The entry form can be downloaded by clicking on the “Submit Your Entry” button on the website.

For more information, please refer to SDGs Design International Awards 2021


Sponsored by Kyushu University, Faculty of Design, SDGs Design Unit, and Kyushu University, Center for Designed Futures

Co-sponsored by Kyushu Shiawase Kyoso Labo(Kyushu Happiness Co-creation Lab; KYUSHU HAKUHODO)


May 15 – August 31, 2021


Kyushu University Faculty of Design

4-9-1 Shiobaru Minami-ku Fukuoka Japan




SDGs Design Unit Secretariat Faculty of Design Kyushu University



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