Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition

Announcing the 2018 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 IPP38 (August 2018). See the full details using the following links.

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

The 2017 Competition Results

Puzzlers' Award

Identical Twins
Osanori Yamamoto

Identical Twins

Jury Grand Prize

Kakoi
Shiro Tajima

Barreled Bolt

Jury 1st Prize

Barreled Bolt
Eitan Cher and David Tzur

Barreled Bolt

No Full Pirouette!
Namick Salakhov

Jury Honorable Mention

BurrNova
Jerry McFarland

Free Me 5
Joe Turner

Puzzle Bracelet
Yael Friedman

In a Cage
Shiro Tajima

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.

Tripla - Andrei Ivanov
The Rocking Horse Puzzle - Mike Toulouzas

Free the Marble - Laurence Grenier
Ruled Cube - Chirag Mehta
Tweedledum And Tweedledee - Brian Young
Moulin Rouge - Stephan Baumegger

Galette - Osanori Yamamoto


New: Archive Search!

2017 Competition Results and Entry List
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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