Hosts: Yoshioka-Bunko Foundation  Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

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June 1, 2020
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Competition Outline

Registration opens

June 1, 2020 (Mon)

Registration and submission deadline

September 30, 2020 (Wed) 18:00, Japan standard time

Entry and Application

To enter the competition, please first register on the competition website. A registration number will be issued by email after the registration form is properly completed. Each applicant should keep a record of this registration number, as it will be needed for submitting your proposal. If there is any change in the registered personal information, re-registration is required. Also, if the applicant wishes to submit multiple proposals, it is necessary to obtain a registration number for each proposal.
• No inquiries regarding the registration number will be accepted once the number has been issued.
• Registration is only available through the competition website.
• Use of mobile phone email address is not recommended since there might be problems in receiving the registration number.

Submission Requirements *Only digital submissions accepted

Contents: Site plan, floor plan, elevation, section, perspective drawing and axonometric drawing at any scale. You are free to include photograph of a model, detailed drawing, other chart. Your submission should include a descriptive text of your design in less than 250 words in English, which must be in 12 point type or larger. Paste this same text in your submission email. All drawings, illustrations, and texts should be laid out on two sheets of A2 (420×594 mm / 16.5×23.5 inches).
• File format: PDF
• File size should not exceed 10 MB (please combine two sheets in one file)
• The registration number must be used as the name of the PDF file of each design entry (e.g., skc0000.pdf).

Submission Procedure

Use your pre-registered email address and adhere to the format described below.
1) Email subject line should read: “0000 (your registration number) / Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2020”.
2) Attach your submission file. Be mindful of the file size. Files that do not meet the specified requirements will not be considered.
3) Your email should include the following information: the registration number / full name, age, and profession of all the team members / team leader’s home address, telephone number, fax number (if available), and email address / a descriptive text of the design in less than 250 words.
Note: The amount of emails right before the deadline may overwhelm our internet server, so please do not wait until the last minute to submit your entry. The competition hosts will take no responsibility for submissions that arrive late due to technical issues and will not judge such submissions.

Announcement of the Winner

Winner(s) will be announced in the 2021 January issue of SHINKENCHIKU (published on Jan 1, 2020) and a+u (published on Dec 27, 2020) magazines, their digital issues and on the competition website.


The number of winners and the amount of prize (total: 1,000,000 Japanese yen) will be determined by the judges.


• Copyright of the proposal belongs to the applicant, while the publishing right belongs to Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd..
• Submitted proposals, regardless of the result, may be published on the competition website.
• Questions regarding the competition regulations will not be answered by the hosts. All matters not covered in the regulations listed above are left to the discretion of the entrants.
• Proposals must not have been made public previously in any form. The work must not (in total or in part) infringe on anybody’s copyrights. Do not use images copied from magazines, books, or websites. If a copyright infringement is discovered, the prize may be taken back at the host’s discretion.
• The winning entrants will be requested to submit high-resolution digital data for publication.
• All fees associated with submissions must be borne by entrants.
• Please double-check the contents of your submission. You will not be allowed to replace your proposal after submission.
• Please avoid corrupted texts and broken links. Please embed all the linked files.
• Entries will only be accepted if they adhere to all the regulations.