Awards & Hackathons
from global creative awards to 1-day hackathons
AWRD — Connecting Creators and Projects
Supporting emerging talent & a challenger spirit that overturns common sense
AWRD serves as a platform that shares information on various creative competitions and hackathons, including everything from global creative awards to 1-day hackathons. We are thrilled to bring you AWRD, which connects talent and projects in a bid to spark innovation.
Global Goals Jam Sprint #4 Share it!
The Global Goals Jam (GGJ) engages makers and designers of all backgrounds around the world to contribute towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 through innovative design thinking. Using the Digital Society School’s Jamkit, local community members learn how to think big, start small and act fast!
Anyone can host AWRD.
With AWRD platform, you can host an award too. From pitch events to global competitions, they can all be done with a few clicks. We provide a place where ideas and talents meet and create new values.
Global Goals Jam
Global Goals Jam
RISO Lovers MAKEATHON
A MAKEATHON for risograph maniacs around the world to share print methods and information, and search for printing techniques.
KIGI x OFS presents the Shirokane Gochome Award
A project by KIGI and the OFS gallery and shop to discover new value through AWRD
news and interviews
The Yaoya Project: Japanese manufacturers use Taiwan as a launchpad for new ideas
Eight traditional Japanese manufacturing companies are taken to Taipei, Taiwan to develop new product ideas for the local market in this collaboration between Osaka’s Yao city and Loftwork, as a way to step out the comfort zone and ‘break the bias’.
TUE, MAR 03, 2020
The Story Behind the “Made in Japan” World-class Manufacturing Quality of the／YAOYA PROJECT
An interview with the participants of the YAOYA PROJECT, a project whose purpose is to spread the manufacturing of Yao city across the world. Before the exhibition event in Taiwan, we were able to talk with representative director of OTSU Co.,LTD., Mr. Hirotaka Kajihara, who participated as a business operator, as well as Mr. Takaomi Okajima of the planning and development department, and Mr. Kunikazu Hamanishi of Hamanishi DESIGN, selected unanimously by the judges. We will deliver the story behind this world-class "Made in Japan" manufacturing quality.
TUE, FEB 18, 2020
5 Points That Award Competition Planners Should Get Down!
In these quickly changing times when people's values are becoming more diverse, "award competitions" are being incorporated in businesses as engines for giving form to the core of certain subjects while simultaneously promoting innovation. As such, they are gathering renewed attention as methods for "open innovation."
THU, MAY 09, 2019