Deadline for the 1st selection : August 16, 2016 *Application closed
Deadline for the 2nd selection : September 23, 2016
International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) conducts activities aimed at achieving its basic objective: “To contribute to the healthy development of society, and improve the welfare of humanity as a whole, through further disseminating and actualizing of Universal Design (UD).”
In that vein, we have been hosting IAUD Award since 2010, which will recognize groups and individuals who have conducted or proposed particularly noteworthy activities aimed at realizing a UD society in which everyone - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, ability, customs, or other factors - can live comfortably, without feeling any undue inconvenience. IAUD cordially invites you to apply for the awards of excellence in universal design.
All corporations, organizations, individuals and groups, inside and outside Japan, that are interested in "innovative UD activities and proposals for achieving a sustainable, harmonious society through the promotion of new and improved concepts in town development, products, and systems" are eligible to apply. Specific businesses, teams and other sub-units of corporations and organizations are also eligible. So long as the work or the example of an activity is the applicant’s own, it does not matter if it has already been published or presented elsewhere.
We are seeking innovative UD activities and proposals for achieving a sustainable, harmonious society through the promotion of new and improved concepts in town development, products, and systems. The IAUD Award 2016 Selection Committee will present IAUD Awards to those entries deemed to fulfill certain standards in universal design. Entries that receive an award (for architecture, products, services, etc.) will be granted use of the IAUD Award mark, which is beneficial in familiarizing people with universal design and promoting its ideals. Award winners will also be eligible for the Grand Award, which is presented to the most outstanding award recipient. In addition to the Patron’s Special Award, this year we intend to present a Gold Award and Silver Award for each category. After receiving the awards, the recipients will be granted a free license to use each of the Award marks during one month promotion period.
After the promotion period, the recipients could utilize them for public relations continuously with payment of the prescribed royalty.
(Please note, however, that when no entry is deemed appropriate, these awards are not presented.)
Conditions and provisions for use of IAUD Awards2016 mark, please click on the following link
Click here to download "iaudaward2016_mark_en.pdf".
*For results of the IAUD Awards 2015, please click on the following link
*The application for the 1st selection is closed.
Download the prescribed application form from our website, fill in the necessary information, and then send the form (preferred format is Microsoft Word) to the IAUD Award 2016 Division, Secretariat of the International Association for Universal Design, either by email attachment, in the mail or by courier service.
Only applicants who successfully pass the 1st Selection will be asked to participate in the 2nd Selection. Such applicants will need to send the following items to the IAUD Award 2016 Division, Secretariat of the International Association for Universal Design, by email or courier service: data of panels (5 or fewer, A1 size, vertical format) compressed to maximum 5 MB (required format is PDF) to be used for the 2nd Selection, and if any, data of explanatory video (preferred format is MP4).
Entries will go through the 1st Selection (document-based selection) and, if successful, the 2nd Selection (main selection). The Selection Committee will comprehensively judge and evaluate each entry based on how it presents the UD concept, on how detailed its proposed ideas are, or on how effectively its activities were put into practice. The particulars of the selection process are described in "Selection Guidelines for IAUD Award 2016 (*only for The Selection Committee)."
*Entries that correspond to any of those mentioned below shall be deemed unacceptable, and should this correspondence come to light after an award is granted, the award may be withdrawn.
IAUD Award 2016 Selection Committee composed of the academic experts, UD specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals (an organization of fair and neutral third parties) will be established and will judge the entries rigorously and impartially.
The results of the award will be notified to the applicants by the end of October 2016 and they will be officially announced at the award ceremony scheduled to be held this winter. The award winners will also be asked to deliver presentations about their entries. (The date and time of the ceremony and the presentation will be notified on latter date.)
The contents of the award-winning entries will be presented in the exhibition hall by way of the prepared panels, models and so on, and, following the official announcement, will be disclosed to the public on IAUD’s website, through reports, and by other means. Moreover, please understand that IAUD will hold the copyrights to the reports and other publications issued following the award ceremony.
As a rule, application documents will not be returned. The contents of application documents, including personal information, will not be used for any purpose other than the selection process. A review of the selection process will be made public including reasons for awarding the prizes to the respective award recipients and comments regarding particularly outstanding aspects of the winning entries. Applicants whose entries sadly miss out on awards this year will also receive brief comments from the IAUD Award 2016 Selection Committee members as to why their entries were not successful. This may be helpful as a reference in preparing future applications. However, inquiries regarding any other matters including details of the selection process and about the names of unsuccessful applicants, and objections to the selection results, will not be accepted.
* By submitting an application, an individual agrees to the above conditions.
|Application period for 1st Selection||End of April to August 16, 2016|
|Period of 1st Selection||August 17 to August 26, 2016|
|Notification of selection results||End of August, 2016|
|Application period for 2nd Selection||September 1 to September 23, 2016|
|Period of 2nd Selection||September 26 to October 17, 2016|
|Deadline for the submission of the presentation material||Middle of November, 2016 *The award winners only|
Please make your inquiry here (you will be automatically transferred to the Inquiries page).
Click here to download the Application Requirements.
Click here to download the Application Form in PDF format. (application-form_en.pdf)
Click here to download the Application Form in MS Word format. (application-form_en.doc)