JAGDA Awards 2014: selection process and exhibition information

Awarded Works
Poster “Hiroshima Appeals
General Graphics “Every Little Thing ON‘N’ON
VI “Maido-ya
Book Design “Thinking Architecture (limited edition)
Package Design “Echigo-Kamegonya
Newspaper Advertising “Sculpture of Forest
Ambient Design & Spatial Graphics “House Vision 2013 Tokyo
Interactive Design“Creation Is Free. Production Needs Fee.
Video “ake-vono
Integrated Design “Design Ah! Exhibition, 21_21 Design Sight

Publication: “Graphic Design in Japan 2014” (June 2014)
Award Ceremony: JAGDA General Assembly 2014 on 27 June 2014 at International Conference Center Hiroshima
Frinday 20 June to Sunday 3 August, 2014 at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

Selection Process of JAGDA Award
The “JAGDA Awards” (initially known as the “JAGDA Category Awards”) were inaugurated in 2008 in line with JAGDA’s conviction that selecting and recording the outstanding graphic design works of the year is one of its most important activities. This year, a JAGDA Award was bestowed on one particularly outstanding work in each category from among the entries featured in this yearbook.

In most categories, in principle the 10 works garnering the highest number of votes in the initial round were nominated for a JAGDA Award. The following categories were exceptions: Posters, 20 nominations (owing to the large number of entries); Interactive Design and Videos, 5 nominations each (due to the small number of entries).
Each of the 27 members of the Selection Committee was allowed to cast up to 3 votes (with no obligation to use all votes allowed). Voting was carried out separately for each category, anonymously. In each category, the work garnering the largest number of votes received the JAGDA Award.