JAGDA Awards 2016: selection process and exhibitions

Awarded Works
Poster “Sekai Takkyu (World Team Table Tennis Championships) 2015
General Graphics “Our Favourite Shop
Symbol & Logotype“Chiyozuru
Book Design “Nikkei Kairo
Package Design “Shiseido Parlour 2015
Newspaper Advertising “50 Selfies of Lady Gaga
Ambient Design & Spatial Graphics “‘Minna no Mori’ Gifu Media Cosmos
Interactive Design “coron.
Video “B wo sagashi ni
Integrated Design “Takao 599 Museum

Publication: “Graphic Design in Japan 2016” (June 2016)
Award Ceremony: JAGDA General Assembly 2016 on 25 June 2016 at Kamishichiken Kaburenjo Theatre
Exhibition: Friday 17 June to Monday 8 August 2016 at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

Selection Process of JAGDA Awards 2016
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 10 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); General Graphics, 15; CI, VI, Symbols, Logotypes & Typefaces, 15; Book & Editorial Design, 15; and 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 the option of casting fewer than 3). Voting was carried out separately for each category, anonymously, and in each category 3 works garnering the largest number of votes were designated as finalists.
In the final round of voting, which was conducted using printed voting sheets, each judge was required to cast 1 vote per category. The entrants’ names were not indicated, but when a judge’s own work was included among the finalists in a given category, vote casting in that category was not allowed. Ultimately, the works attracting the largest number of votes in each category were designated the winners of this year’s JAGDA Awards. The only exception was the Integrated Design category; here, 2 works initially received the same number of votes, and a runoff vote was held.