Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition

Announcing the 2014 Competition

The Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition was established in 2001 to promote and recognize innovative new designs of mechanical puzzles. The thirteenth annual competition begins this year, with judging and awards at IPP34 (August 2014). See the full details using the following links.

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

The 2013 Competition Results

Puzzlers' Award

Dancing Shoes
Goh Pit Khiam

Jury Grand Prize

Helical Burr
Derek Bosch

Jury First Prize

GEAPPLE
Andras Zagyvai

Jury Honorable Mention

Galaxy
Bram Cohen

Slide Twist Twist Slide
Tony Fisher

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.

Bucolic Cube - Yasuhiro Hashimoto
Snake Case - Hiroaki Hamanaka
Symmetrick - Vesa Timonen
TetraCubed - Robert Reid, Michael Dowle, George Miller
Tri-symmetrics - Vladimir Krasnoukhov and Irina Novichkova


New: Archive Search!

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


2014 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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