Selection Process of the JAGDA Awards 2022


Awarded Works

Poster: “Image 0, Joshibi University of Art and Design” by HAYASHI Noriaki

General Graphics: “Eiko Box” by NAGAI Hiroaki

Logotype: “Degree Zero, Nakahira Takuma” by HATTORI Kazunari

Book & Editorial Design: “Nakajo” by HATTORI Kazunari

Package design: “Everypan” by KIKUCHI Atsuki

Magazine Advertising: “Dansko” by INOUE Yoko

Ambient Design & Spatial Graphics: “Who are We and What Can We Learn from Observation?” by MISAWA Haruka

Digital Media: “Picnic Art Festival 2021” by TAKADA Yui

Video: “Shikoushiten” by OKAZAKI Tomohiro

Integrated Design: “Hiroshima Appeals 2021” by ONUKI Takuya


“Graphic Design in Japan 2022” (July 2022)


Award Ceremony

JAGDA General Assembly on 10 June 2022 in Kumamoto


30 June – Thursday 11 August 2022 | Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

Selection Process of the JAGDA Awards 2022

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, the 15 works garnering the highest number of votes in the initial round of voting were nominated for a JAGDA Award. The following categories were exceptions: Posters, 20 nominations (owing to the large number of entries); Newspaper & Magazine Advertising, Ambient Design & Spatial Graphics, Digital Media, and Videos, 7 nominations each (due to the small number of entries).
Voting was carried out separately for each category, with 29 members of the Selection Committee (10 members in the case of the Digital Media and Videos categories) allowed to cast up to 3 votes per category (with the option of casting fewer than 3). During the voting process, printed voting sheets were used, the names of the designers were concealed, and judges who themselves had an entry among nominated works were excluded from voting within the particular category. Ultimately, the works placing in the top 3 in each category were designated as finalists.
The final round of voting was then conducted, again using printed voting sheets, with each judge required to cast 1 vote per category. Again, the designers’ names were concealed, and when a judge’s own work was included among the finalists in a given category, he or she did not participate in the voting. In the end, the works attracting the largest number of votes in each category were designated the winners of this year’s JAGDA Awards.