Registration for the U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Award, for which Tord is a committee member, is now open and closes on 31 May 2017.
An award for designers, artists and crafts people aged 50 or under and who work in fields related to KOGEI, or artisan crafts, it is part of the International Hokuriku Kogei Summit that celebrates the crafts of the Hokuriku region in Japan and will include a symposium and exhibition to take place in November 2017.
Open to groups or individuals, six winners are awarded prize money and their works presented in an exhibition at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design, Japan.
The winners also get an opportunity to create new designs in workshops in Hokuriku.
Find out more about the award here.