British Council Creative Economy

Menu Show search

28 August 2016

WIRED Japan's Creative Hack Award 2016

WIRED Japan’s annual Creative Hack Awards is back, and there is only one month left to get your submission in for the 2016 awards.


WIRED Japan is on the hunt for young and emerging creative talent from the UK to apply for their Creative Hack Award 2016.  

Submit your response for the chance to win a trip to Japan, courtesy of WIRED Japan's Creative Hack Award. This year, the judges are looking for creative submissions which hack, subvert and interrogate the concept of 'The Everyday'.  

The Award is open to all, the only stipulation being that any work submitted should be unpublished.  Entries will be judged on originality, communication and the creative interpretation of the theme. 

Last year, UK applicant Bhavani Esapathi won the Idea Prize for Chronically Driven - a project exploring positive stories of those with invisible, chronic illness. You can read about her experiences here:

Submission genres:

•Graphic: 2D or 3D.

•Film: Live-Action or Animation.

•3D Object: Design or Prototype.

•Idea: a business plan, in any of the above formats, that sets out a potential project.

There are prizes for each category and shortlisted applicants win a trip to Japan to pitch their idea in front of a panel of international creative leaders. 

Award categories include prizes for Best Idea, Best Presentation, Public Prize and Young Creator, as well as awards for each genre and an overall Grand Prize.

Find out more, including full details on the award and how to apply here:

Deadline for entries is 30 September 2016 at 16:00 BST (equivalent to midnight Japan Standard Time)

The Creative Hack Award 2016 is presented by WIRED Japan in partnership with the British Council.