Tokyo 2020 Games emblems - selection process
Opinions on the Shortlisted emblem designs
Thank you to everyone who sent in a comment about the shortlisted designs.
The views and comments received served as a valuable frame of reference to the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee when making its final decision on 25 April.
|16 October 2015||Public announcement of Application Guidelines|
|30 October 2015||Announcement of outline of the application website (Japanese only)|
|24 November 2015 (noon JST)||Opening date for receipt of entries|
|7 December 2015 (noon JST)||Closing date for receipt of entries|
|7 – 11 December 2015||Format check|
|15 December 2015||Start of design check|
|7 – 9 January 2015||Evaluation by the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee|
|12 January 2016 –||Conduct domestic and international trademark verification processes||8 April 2016||Announcement of shortlisted emblem designs||25 April 2016||Final decision on winning design|
Evaluation of Entries
We originally received 14,599 entries and we would like to thank everyone who entered a design. All designs were carefully evaluated in line with the selection procedure.
|Details of evaluation||Evaluation of entries|
Phase 1 – Format check
||Number of valid entries: 10,666|
Phase 2 – First design check
Entries that pass the second format check will be evaluated from a design perspective by a group containing a small number of people.
List of Selection Committee members (Japanese only)
A live video of the selection committee at work was streamed between 08:45–10:15 on 15 December.
|Number of valid entries: 311|
Phase 2 – Second design check
Entries that have passed the first design check will then be forwarded to the second stage of design evaluation. This process will be conducted by a group containing a large number of people.
List of Selection Committee members (Japanese only)
A live video of the selection committee at work was streamed between 10:30–11:45 on 21 December.
|Number of valid entries: 64|
Phase 3 – Evaluation by the Emblems Selection Committee
Over a three-day period, the committee will a conduct series of discussions and votes on the designs. Successful entries will then be shortlisted for the trademark verification process. The members of the Selection Committee will evaluate each entry from a variety of perspectives.
|Number of valid entries: 4|
Guidelines for the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Design Competition
16 October 2015
Details of the guidelines for the Tokyo 2020 Emblem Design Competition were finalised at the third meeting of the Tokyo 2020 Emblem Selection Committee held on 16 October 2015.
The deadline for accepting emblem design applications expired at noon, 7 December 2015.
Please be aware that sharing your entry publicly will result in its disqualification.
All entries will be subject to a seven-step selection process.
FAQ for applications
Answers to questions regarding the Application Guidelines. (Regular updates)
The universally accessible PDF is a document which persons with a mobility or visual impairment are able to use. Users can use screen readers, a magnifying glass or braille printer if they desire. However, the document can also be read without such aids.
- 8 December 2015 Tokyo 2020 Emblems Design Competition Attracts Thousands of Hopeful Candidates
- 7 December 2015 The deadline for accepting emblem design applications expired
- 24 November 2015 The design application website for the Tokyo 2020 emblems is now open
- 16 October 2015 Tokyo 2020 Launches an Open Competition for the Design of the 2020 Games Emblems
- 6 October 2015 The Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee Outlines Potential Selection Criteria
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee conducted a survey on the selection of the Games emblems during the below period. The results of the survey were submitted to the Emblems Selection Committee.
|5 - 15 October 2015||Yahoo! News - Results of Games emblems recognition survey|
|2 - 8 October 2015||Facebook - Results of second round of voting|
|29 Sept. - 4 Oct. 2015||Facebook - Results of first round of voting|
A Facebook account is required to take part in the voting process on the official Facebook page.
Please note that the Android app for Facebook cannot be used for the voting function at present. Thank you for your kind understanding in this regard.
- - iOS official Facebook app
- - Browsers accessed through mobile terminals (https://m.facebook.com/) – regardless of whether using iOS or Android
- - Browsers accessed through personal computers (https://www.facebook.com/)
Vox Populi (the voice of the people)
Opinions and comments posted to the Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.
To add your voice, please use the below hashtag.
Selection Committee Member List
On 29 September, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee launched an Emblems Selection Committee to ensure an open process for the earliest possible selection of Games emblems that will have widespread appeal.
|Ryohei MIYATA||Commissioner for Cultural Affairs|
|Ryoichi ENOMOTO||Creative Director
Visiting Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design
|Yuko HASEGAWA||Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Partner, Sakurazaka Law Offices
Visiting professor at Chuo Law School
|Hiroshi IMANAKA||President, Social Welfare Foundation SOOHKAI
Creative Director, Atelier Incurve
|Hiroshi KASHIWAGI||Professor, Musashino Art University|
|Mitsuo KATSUI||Graphic designer
Professor Emeritus at Musashino Art University
|Mari Christine||Inter-cultural communications specialist and media personality|
|Kei MATSUSHITA||Professor of Visual Communication Design,
Tokyo University of the Arts
|Motoo NAKANISHI||Design consultant, PAOS Group Representative (Tokyo and Shanghai)|
|Takeshi NATSUNO||Guest professor, Graduate School of Media and
Governance of Keio University
|Mei NISHIZAKI||The 4th-grade in Ritsumeikan University
|Sadaharu OH||Chairman of the Board, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Corp.
Chairman, World Children's Baseball Foundation
|Fumi SASADA||President & CEO, Bravis International Limited|
|Toshiyuki SHIGA||Member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman,
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
|Ai SUGIYAMA||Former tennis professional player
TV sports commentator
|Keiichi TADAKI||Attorney at Law
Former Prosecutor General
|Aki TAGUCHI||Paralympian, Japanese national shooting team
Director, Paralympians Association of Japan
|Risa TANAKA||President, The Graduate School of Project Design
Director, SENDENKAIGI Co.,Ltd
|Hiroshi YAMAMOTO||Professor, Faculty of Sports and Health Studies of Hosei University
Former NHK announcer and commentator