The JAGDA Student Grand Prix is a nationwide poster design competition for students at high-school level or above. The Japan Graphic Designers Association calls for poster works on a different theme each year. Outstanding works are selected and awarded in a screening by seven JAGDA member designers. This year’s theme was “food.” Food is not only essential to us, it is also a culture linked with countries and regions, and a pressing social problem. The students considered this subject from various standpoints and angles, and expressed those views on posters.
The exhibition presents 129 pieces that were selected and awarded, including the Grand Prix work, under one roof. By all means observe the expressiveness of the next-generation responsible for the future of Japan’s graphic design.
Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 68th Exhibition: JAGDA Student Grand Prix 2017
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Dates: Friday 25 August – Monday 18 September 2017
Open daily 11am–7pm, Admission Free
Organized by Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Produced by Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc. (JAGDA)
[Award Ceremony & Deinks Reception]
Date and Time: Friday, 25 August, 6:30pm–8pm
Eligibility: students of high schools, colleges, universities and graduate schools in Japan as of 2017 (students graduating in March 2017 included)
Submission: B1 posters (1,030mm×728mm, vertical only)
Submission period: Saturday, 1 April – Wednesday, 24 May, 2017
Juries: Taku Satoh (chair), Junya Kamada, Koichi Kosugi, Akiko Sekimoto, Daigo Daikoku, Eiki Hidaka, Yoshihiro Yagi
Entries: 87 schools / 1,030 students / 1,614 works (including series)
Visit JAGDA website for further details (Japanese only)