YouFab Global Creative Awards 2021

YouFab Global Creative Awards 2021

Results SUN, AUG 01, 2021 - SUN, OCT 31, 2021

YouFab Global Creative Awards 2021 Entry Agreement

By submitting an entry to this award, entrants are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

1. About Submissions

1-1. Submission requirements

YouFab is category-free. All works are acceptable for submission, whether they fall under the category of art, performance, architecture, or a multidisciplinary area. Products and services are also acceptable.

If the work is in it’s draft or prototypal stage, we will base our evaluation on the way it has been attempted and it’s future potential.

Works that have already been published or released are encouraged. Applications from individuals, groups, and/or businesses are permitted.

1-2. Entry period

Entry period will be from August 1st, 2020 until 12:00pm (noon) October 31st, 2020 Japan time.

N.B. Please make sure to check the time difference if you do not live in Japan.

1-3. Entrants

Anyone can apply regardless of nationality or age. Entry is open to the public whether it be individuals, groups, and or companies.

1-4. Cost of entry

Submitting an entry is free of charge.

1-5. How to enter

Entries for the awards should be submitted online using AWRD (“Award”) at, a creators’ portal site run by Loftwork Inc. Entrants will need to create their own AWRD user account (free of charge) to submit their entry. Please prepare the entry requirements listed in 5-1, and submit your entry.

YouFab will accept applications written in languages other than English. However, please be aware that the judgment will be made in English so we recommend that there be an English explanation along with the submitted language. Any applications that are not in English will be translated by the YouFab committee using a free online translation tool for the judges to review.

2. About the Copyright

Copyright of the submitted works belong to the entrant. However, the entrant shall permit FabCafe and/or Loftwork Inc. to reproduce, modify and/or exhibit their works for marketing purposes without prior consent of the entrant.

3. About the Special Prize

Those submitting entries for "Special Prize" category, can also submit entries for the regular awards of YouFab 2020. All you have to do is to check the box in the form in order to be considered for Special Prize.

4. About the Submissions and Displaying

4-1. Submissions

Submissions must meet the following requirements:


 One main photograph of the submitted work *Required

 Two supplementary photos *Optional

  ※Accepted image formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG

  ※Recommended image size is around 10MB

2. Video introducing your submission (no more than 5 minutes) *Optional

 We recommend entrants submit a video introducing your works.

 Be sure to keep the video open to the public. Please specify your password if there is

 a reason you can not make it public.

3. Explanation of submitted works

  Please include an explanation including the following in 200 words or less.

1. What did you create?

2. Why did you make it?

3. How did you make it?

4. Your entry’s specifications (weight, scale and structure etc.)

5. A description about the Special Prize (only those who apply for Special Prize)

4-2. Displaying entry photographs

After the closing date of the Awards on October 31st, 2020, the main submission photo will be featured on this website. Choosing to keep the image private is also an option when submitting your work.

5. Schedule

Entry Period:

August 1st, 2020 - October 31st, 2020 at 12:00 noon (Japan Time)

Initial Screening Results Announcement:

Notification of Initial Screening Finalists will be in mid November, 2020 (exact date TBD)

Winners Announcement :

Early January 2021 (exact date TBD)

Award Ceremony:

Early March 2021 (exact date TBD)

6. About the selection process


Winners of the YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019 will be selected based on the following criterias:

What did you make? How is it original or unique?

Why did you make it? How is your idea profound? Please explain your answer articulately.

How did you make it? Is the work based on original ideas that challenges existing norms?

Special Prize has a different judging criteria from the main prize. Please check the Special Prize page on the official site for details.

6-2. Selection Process

The YouFab judges will proceed with the initial screening and final review based on the submission materials. They will review and decide the Grand prize, First prize, Student prize, and General prize.

The Special prize will be granted by the the special prize judges.

7. Entry Considerations

7-1. Prohibitions

・Submissions that are deemed fraudulent are prohibited.

・Submissions must be created and completed independently. When using materials from a third party in the submission (photos, art, fonts, etc.), the entrant must seek permission to use those materials from the copyright holder(s). In the event that the entrant uses materials that infringes third-party copyrights, the submission will be excluded from the competition as soon as the infringement has been confirmed. Furthermore, the organizers and Loftwork Inc. will not be held liable in the event a third party claims right, infringements or damages against an entrant or the organizers.

· Please be aware that while applicants maintain all copyrights to their submitted works, applicants do not have rights with regard to any works that may be based on a same or similar concept to the work being submitted by the applicant. Please take this into account when you apply.

・Any actions that violate Japanese or international law are prohibited. Actions that cause physical or mental harm to a third party, actions that cause defamation to a third party, and actions that infringe on any rights of a third party are also prohibited. Furthermore, any and all actions that disrupt public order are prohibited.

7-2. Disclaimer

・Works that do not follow the requirements and submission rules laid out in the Entry Kit will not be eligible for examination.

・It is possible that no submissions are selected for awards if submissions are not deemed appropriate.

・We will not respond to inquiries from applicants regarding the selection processes or results.

7-3. Personal Information

Personal information will only be used to contact the entrant in relation to the judging or as required in the execution of the awards. Personal information will not be disclosed or shared with third parties without the prior permission of the individuals themselves, except in cases where operations require personal information to be disclosed or entrusted to a subcontractor in the course of the project operations.


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