The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) invites applications for designs of uniforms for staff welcoming visitors to Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”).
Uniforms for the Expo staff will be produced from a comprehensive standpoint, including heat protection, comfortability, functionality, durability, environmentally friendly materials, and recycling after the Expo, regardless of age or gender, from the perspective of diversity.
The Association is now accepting designs for staff uniforms from Thursday, May 18, until Monday, June 19. This is open to those who have experience in clothing design only.
The Excellence Award will be announced around the fall of 2023.
A staff uniform set, including a hat for service attendants at the venue
・Organizations or those with experience in clothing design are eligible.
・Both professionals and amateurs are welcome.
・Any nationality and place of residence are acceptable. However, applicants must be able to attend the screening sessions and other events held at a location (assumed to be Tokyo or Osaka) designated by the Association.
From 12 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2023 until 12 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2023
●Please e-mail your work and designated file to the e-mail address below during the period of application.
Addressed to Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition, Uniform Office
※ The attached data should be 2MB or less.
● For other details, please refer to the official website “What’s new” “Call for Designs of Staff Uniforms Started.”
One Excellence Award: Prize 1 million yen
Two Honorable Mention Awards: Prize 100,000 yen for each
① A design in line with the uniform design concept
② A groundbreaking design befitting “People’s Living Lab”
③ A design that will be a popular topic of conversation
④ Designed for easy movement and functionality
⑤ A gender- and age-neutral design
⑥ A mass-producible design
【Flow of screening and selection】
● Format requirements confirmation
The office confirms that the basic formal requirements described in the application guidelines are satisfied.
● Design screening committee (first round) ※ To be held around early July
The design screening committee selects the entries that satisfy the formal requirements and narrows it to a few designs that have successfully passed the first round of screening. Those applicants who have successfully passed the first round of screening will submit documents for the second round of screening, and will be required to produce a prototype.
●Design screening committee (second round) ※ To be held around late August
After reviewing prototypes of the selected designs, documents, and interviews, the design screening committee will decide on an excellence award winner and honorable mention winners.
●Announcement of screening results ※ To be announced in Fall 2023
The winners of the Excellence Award and the Honorable Mention Award will be notified, and the results will be announced on the official website of the Association. (https://www.expo2025.or.jp/)
This design competition is a great opportunity for those who are interested in fashion and design. The chance to design the pavilion uniforms for Japan World Exposition Osaka 1970 was a great asset in my career as a designer. We are looking forward to receiving your designs for staff uniforms that embody “Designing Future Society for Our Lives” with unprecedented creativity, not only from the Kansai region but from all over the country.
● For general inquiries
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition, Uniform Office
● For the press
Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition