2015 Yamaha Graphic Design Award: Winners Announced

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Yamaha Corporation, together with Yamaha Motor CO., LTD, announce the winners of Graphic Design Award by Yamaha 2015 (GDAY), a new international design award inviting innovative graphic communication ideas.

Today, the winner for Grand Prize and Audience Award are announced as below. The competition, inviting worldly renowned graphic designer Neville Brody as head of jury to lead and direct the whole judging process along with Yamaha brands, was held for 3 months from call for entries 1st September until the final judging on 15th December 2014.

This memorial 1st year at GDAY, the competition received 1,100 submissions from 69 countries and regions under a theme "KANDO", a Japanese word and philosophy sits at the core of both Yamaha brands which means "for the heart" or "to be deeply moved".

Neville Brody, the head of jury said, "The whole competition, I think was a fantastic opportunity for, first of all, two companies to work together in this fantastic creative space and then also to link with the rest of the world for young designers."

"I understand there's around 69 different countries and regions. There are about 1,100 entries, which is fantastic. I think the competition has a really, very strong future. There's a great beginning and we are going to give some young designers opportunity to be seen and their work to be seen."

The winners are as follows:

Grand Prize:
Name: Laurie Concannon
Title: Kando
Occupation: Student
Nationality: Irish

Audience Award:
Name: Faryl Roberts
Title: Feel the Kando Spirit
Occupation: Student
Nationality: Irish

The Jury consisted of the following people:

  • Neville Brody
  • Manabu Kawada
  • Akihiro "Dezi" Nagaya

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