The Asia Awards is one of the best contests to discover new creative talent in fashion, music, design and art — and the deadline for entries is coming up fast. The competition is a part of Tokyo Designers Week, the city-wide design festival to be held Oct. 25-Nov. 3.

The theme this year is “My Avant-Garde,” and anyone under age of 30, from anywhere in the world, is invited to enter. It’s a good opportunity for designers to get as crazy as they want the world to see. Winners will have their creations shown at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015, be awarded generous cash prizes, and have their work displayed at this year’s Tokyo Designers Week event space — not to mention get the opportunity to strut their stuff in Tokyo. (Disclosure: this writer is on the TDW fashion committee.) (MJ)

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