Creative Discovery Challenge powered by NISSAN

Do you have an idea that combines everyday things in a new and creative way?

Results WED, JUL 19, 2023 - MON, OCT 02, 2023

1. Application outline

1.1. Submission period

12:00 am (JST) on July 19, 2023 - 12:00 am (JST) on October 2, 2023.

1.2. Entrants

Anyone can apply regardless of nationality, age, or gender. Entry is open to the public and can include individuals, groups, municipalities, startups and/or established companies. Working professionals as well as students are welcome to apply.

1.3. Cost of entry


1.4. How to enter

There are two ways to apply to this open call:

1. Applications through the AWRD website (
2. Applications via Instagram

Please prepare your submission materials and submit your application through one of these two methods.

Applications via AWRD

  1. Registration on the AWRD platform.

  2. Prepare submission items by referring to "2. Submission Items/ Entry" section below.
  3. Fill out the entry form and submit the application.
    Application for this project has been closed.

If you were born on or after January 1, 1996, please select "I am eligible for the Next Generation Award" in the relevant field on the website’s entry page.

Applications via Instagram

  1. Follow the official Instagram account @awrd_com
  2. Post your submission on your public Instagram account.
    a. Submit your work, including the images of your project or idea (up to 4 images).
    b. Tag your post with the hashtag #cdcn_2023 and mention @awrd_com.
    c. If you were born on or after January 1, 1996, please include "#cdcn_next" on your post.

    Note: Deleting your Instagram account or unfollowing the @award_com Instagram account will result in disqualification.
  3. For more details, please refer to the application guidelines.

Warning about unsaved entry forms

For security reasons, if you leave the entry form open for more than 2 hours, you will be automatically logged out and your entry will not be saved, even if you are still in the middle of filling out the form.

We recommend that you please save the form in a backup document.

1.5. Entry language

Since the judging will be conducted in Japanese/English, please submit your entry in English or both in English and your language. If you submit your entry only in a language other than English, the Organizers will use a free translation tool to translate your entry into English and use the translation for judgement purposes. For English translations, we recommend using an online translator service or having the content translated.

2. About Entries

Images and part of text from the application will be published on the AWRD website.

2-1 Basic information

(1) Images of the project or idea(up to 4 images) *Required

  • Will be published on the AWRD website.

(2) Title *Required

  • Will be published on the AWRD website.

(3) Brief description of the submitted work *Required

Please provide a brief description of your project and idea in English or both English and your language.

*If you want to submit videos, please attach the link to it.

*Will be published on the AWRD website.

*Description Length: Japanese, about 500 characters/English, about 300 words

2-2 Creator Information

(4) Entrant’s name (please include roman alphabet transcription) (will not be made public)

Please indicate your full name. We will use it when contacting you regarding the winner announcement and other award-related communications.

(5) Company, educational institution, or organization (will not be made public)

If you apply as an individual, please note “Individual”.

(6) Entrant’s email address (will not be made public)

We will use it when contacting you regarding the winner announcement and other award-related communications.

(7) Country of residence (will not be made public)

(8) Where did you hear about this Award? (will not be made public)

  • FabCafe or Loftwork’s website or newsletter
  • Media website
  • SNS (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Word of mouth
  • Other


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