Qualification Requirements

Criteria for Selection

Time Schedule

  1. Applications will be accepted all through the year and evaluated within 1 month of receipt. After gaining the accreditation, you will be able to claim ‘Appointed by HvO World Award, 20XX’ immediately.
  2. The award ceremony will be held annually.


Application due date:           As needed

Announcement of Winners:    As needed (To be announced in this site)

Award ceremony:              18:00~ Friday, November 4th, 2022

The Award 2022 is to be celebrated in the ancient city of Kyoto!

After exhaustive consideration of the venue and the date for the Award 2022 with our strong wish to bring it back overseas, the HvO Academy has finally come to the regrettable decision to hold it inland like 2020 and 2021, due to domestic respread of raging COVID new variants and the non-negligible fluctuations in the exchange rate and international airfare mainly caused by the turbulent world situations including Ukraine. However, instead, we have also made our decision to bring it to the heart of Japan, the ancient city of Kyoto, to share the joy of reunion with all the guests and the Academy members gathering together in such a breathtakingly beautiful venue as we have never had before! We appreciate any courtesies you extend to us, despite all the inconvenience caused by the delay in our announcement and the alteration of the plan unexpected.


445-3 Myohoin Maekawa-chou, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 6050932, Japan

Tel: +81-75-541-8288

Time/Date: 18:00 – 20:30 Friday, November 4th, 2022

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL KYOTO in a quiet historic area with famous old shrines and temples as icons of the ancient city is the foremost luxury hotel that cherishes the spirit of Wa (和) and its nature of harmony, tradition, and artistry. And with the well-known ‘800-year-old’pond garden, ‘Shakusui-en, it earned the privilege of the only hotel in Japan named on ‘Travel + Leisure’s The 100 Best Hotels in the World,2022’