What is Japan Eyewear Award?
Japan Eyewear Award is one of the industry's foremost awards given to the best designed / functional new products to be marketed in Japan or any other country after July 1st, 2019.
The judging and screening was conducted by Japan Eyewear Award committee.
* The detail information of the applicable target products for 2021 will be announced soon.
Men's frames which increase one's attractiveness at all scenes
Ladies' frames which highlight elegance, beauty and charm
Fashionable frames which also excel in function, e.g. durable and flexible, to support children's growth and lives
Sunglasses & sporty frames for fashion, sports and driving scenes which excel in design and function
Functions & Technologies
Frames & sunglasses with innovative technology and/or superiority in function
■ New model(s) to be marketed in Japan or any other country after July st1, 2019.
*Only finished finished product glasses are accepted.
■ You can register up to 10 products.
FREE for exhibitors. 10,000 JPY* per one product for non-exhibitors. *excluding tax
How to apply
We closed accepting new entries to "23rd Japan Eyewear Award 2020".
Aug. 23 (Fri) - Registration deadline of your entry products
Aug. 30 (Fri) - Product arrival deadline to Japan Eyewear Award Team
Beginning of September - Award winners announced
Oct. 8 (Tue) - Award Ceremony (Grand Prix winners to be announced) at Special Gallery inside IOFT 2019
* Entry Detail for next year will be announced soon.
Japan Eyewear Award Committee Members & Screening
Screening and selection will be conducted byJapan Eyewear Award Committee.
3 products will be selected for each category. One of them will be awarded as a Grand Prix
Mr. Shinichi Sumikawa
Osaka University of Arts professor
Born in Shinjuku, Tokyo, in 1962. Graduated from Chiba University, Faculty of Engineering, in 1984 and joined Sony Corporation, assigned Design Center.
In 1991, after 4 and a half years of engaging Sony U.S. Design Center, established sumikawadesign, the independent design office and designed Walkman, Radio, and TV, etc. Since then he has been practicing design beyond stereotypes by making full use of the experience of wondering 57 countries around the world as a backpacker. As Engineering-based designer, highly skills of geometry by taking full advantage of 3D CAD and Printer, excellent at curved surface design with ergonomic comfort. His design of table tennis's court table used at 2016 Rio Olympic game was admired around the world. From educational tool to traditional craft, he designs actively and continuously in a wide range of fields.
Ms. Hitomi Sago
After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Sago worked in the advertising creative department at Parco before establishing the Hitomi Sago Design Office in 1988. Although grounded in graphic design, her works cover a wide spectrum ranging from spatial design to product design. Many of her projects—such as the Enn brand of tableware for Tsubame city in Niigata prefecture and maple-leaf-shaped sweets for the Fujiiya confection shop in Miyajima, Hiroshima prefecture—involve the revitalization of local industries. Major awards received include the Silver Award from the New York ADC, the JAGDA New Designer Award, the Japan Package Design Award Special Prize, and the Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize at the All Japan Calendar Competition.
Ms. Chizuru Muko
Editor in Chief, WWD JAPAN
Born in Yokohama, 1970. Graduated from Tokyo Woman's Christian University and started her career at Edwin, sales division, then Nippon Sen-i Shimbun, etc. Joined INFAS Publications in 2000 and held as "Fashion News" editor-in-chief, "WWD Japan" fashion director, etc. Appointed to the current position on April 1, 2015.
Mr. Isao Takeuchi
Editor in Chief, Megane Begin
Born in 1970. Joined Editorial office of Car magazine "Tipo" (NEKO PUBLISHING) in 1993. Joined SEKAIBUNKA PUBLISHING, served at Editorial office of "Begin." Assigned to Editorial office of "Special" and involved various magazines such as "MEGANE Begin", "Mercedes me magazine" etc. Appointed to the current position on 2017.
Mr. Issei Mori
While involves working on TV drama, film, CM, and for various celebrities as a specialist of eyewear fitting, also working actively as a photographer in magazines & SNS media field.
The latest information about Japan Eyewear Award will be announced at this official website.
If you have any inquiries please contact:
IOFT Show management Japan Eyewear Award
Angela MASUYAMA (Ms.) / Hikaru OKABE (Ms.)