Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition

Announcing the 2017 Competition

The Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition was established in 2001 to promote and recognize innovative new designs of mechanical puzzles. The seventeeth annual competition begins this year, with judging and awards at IPP37 (August 2017). See the full details using the following links.

Summary Information
Rules: Eligibility and Form of Entry
Rules: Judging and Awards
Schedule

The 2016 Competition Results

Puzzlers' Award
Jury Honorable Mention

Slide Packing
Hajime Katsumoto

Jury Grand Prize

Marbles Cage
Volker Latussek

Jury Honorable Mention

Toolbox
Mike Toulouzas

Chain Store
Goh Pit Khiam

Penta in a Box
Hajime Katsumoto

Bitten Biscuits
JinHoo Ahn

WOW5
Carl Hoff

 

Top 10 Vote Getters

The following designs were in the top-10 in voting for the Puzzlers' Award,
but were not otherwise recognized with a formal Jury prize.

Matchbox Playground - Péter Gál
Stumbling Blocks - Goh Pit Khiam
Mr. Monkey - Shiro Tajima


New: Archive Search!

2016 Competition Results and Entry List
2015 Competition Results and Entry List
2014 Competition Results and Entry List
2013 Competition Results and Entry List
2012 Competition Results and Entry List
2011 Competition Results and Entry List
2010 Competition Results and Entry List

2009 Competition Results and Entry List

2008 Competition Results and Entry List
2007 Competition Results and Entry List
2006 Competition Results and Entry List
2005 Competition Results and Entry List
2004 Competition Results and Entry List
2003 Competition Results and Entry List
2002 Competition Results and Entry List

2001 Competition Results and Entry List


2017 Design Competition
Trophy

by Yavuz Demirhan

made by Tom Lensch

Award Pins

Puzzlers' Award and
Grand Prize

First Prize and 
Honorable Mention


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