Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition
Announcing the 2016 Competition
The Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition was established in 2001 to promote and recognize innovative new designs of mechanical puzzles. The sixteenth annual competition begins Nov. 2015, with judging and awards at IPP36 (August 2016). See the full details using the following links.
2015 Competition Results
- 60 puzzles entered; the 2015 Competition Entries page includes designers, goal, and images (purchasing information later).
- Judging at IPP35 in Ottawa, Canada, August 4-9, 2015.
- The Puzzlers' Award is selected by IPP attendees; all other prizes selected by Judging Committee.
Jury Honorable Mention
Xenia Table Puzzlebox
Jury Grand Prize
John Moores, Junichi Yananose & Brian Young
Jury First Prize
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.
Trifecta - Ken Irvine
Edelweiss - Robert Yarger, William Waite
Pure Donuts- Eitan Cher and Bram Cohen
Zipper - Iwahiro (Hirokazu Iwasawa)
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