What’s the STATIONERY OF THE YEAR Award?
What is the STATIONERY OF THE YEAR Award?
The STATIONERY OF THE YEAR Award is the industry’s most valuable award which is given to selected stationery products.
Award-winning products will be chosen by the Screening Committee as below.
Enter your products to win this Award and promote your products widely to the market!
*Entry for this year is closed. Thank you for the application.
STATIONERY OF THE YEAR 2021
Screening Committee Members
The Screening Committee, consisting of Japan's leading product designers and famous magazine editors,
will select 5 award-winning products (including the Grand Prix) for Functionality & Design category.
< Chairman >
Dr. Kazuo Kawasaki
Design Director. Prof., Ph.D./
Osaka University and
Nagoya City University
Ms. Hiroko Matsumoto
Joshibi University of Art and Design
Joshibi College of Art and Design
Mr. Shigeki Shimizu
Editor in chief
Shumi no Bungubako
Mr. Norihito Yasuda
Mr. Masamichi Takahashi
Scenes of screening
How to Apply
● Functionality Category - 5 Award-winning products (including 1 Grand Prix)
● Design Category - 5 Award-winning products (including 1 Grand Prix)
Brand-new or renewal items released after July 17th, 2020
Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Schedule books, Memo pads, Sticky notes, Masking tapes, Greeting cards, Files, Folders, Binders, Scissors, Cutter knives, Rulers, Staplers, Pencil sharpeners, Pen cases, etc.
Entries per company
Limited to max. 10 products / category
6,000 JPY (tax included) / product
＊Invoice will be sent after the online registration is completed.
＊If you make an entry for both categories, you will be charged12,000 JPY (tax included).
＊ISOT exhibitors will be charged 5,000 JPY / product.
How to apply
May 12 (Wed) : Deadline for registering your product info online
May 19 (Wed) : Entry product(s) and catalogue(s) must arrive to Show Management by this day
Early June : Announcement of Award-winning Products
June 30 (Wed) : Award Ceremony (The Grand Prix will be announced.)
1.Exposure in Japanese leading media
Award Winners will be covered by leading Japanese TV shows, magazines, newspaper and website to attract attention from industry professionals and public.
2.Exposure on official website & SNS
From the beginning of June, Award Winners will be announced in the ISOT official website and SNS page.
▲ISOT Official Website
3.Award Ceremony & product display at the Special Gallery
<Award Ceremony from the previous show>
On June 30th, 2021, the Award Ceremony will be held and the Grand Prix will be announced.The event attracts a high level of interest in the industry and many wholesalers, retailers and media gather up every year. Award-Winning Products will be displayed for all 3 days.
Exhibitors winning the Award will have extra exposure, encouraging more visitors to visit their booths.
4.Winners are highlighted in official Floor Map
Award-winners list will be on the official Floor Map. For exhibitors, it will lead visitors to their booths.
<Floor Map from last year's show>
5.Entitled to use the official Award logo
Grand Prix Logo Image
A trophy, certificate and official logo will be provided.
Utilize them to promote your product widely to the industry and public.
Many of these are seen in shops and also in e-commerce site.
Examples to utilise the Award logo（excerpt）
▲ on online catalogue