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21 August, 2017
Jaemin Lee, judge for Topawards August

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We are proud to present to you Jaemin Lee as one of our judges for August. 

Founder of studio fnt, Jaemin Lee works with clients such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art and Seoul Museum of Art on cultural events, as well as the Junglim Foundation to explore meaningful exchanges on subjects like the social role of architecture and urban living. He has taken part in exhibitions, some of which include Typojanchi 2015: The 4th International Typography Biennale and the Weltformat 15 Plakatfestival Luzern, and teaches graphic design at Seoul National University and the University of Seoul. He's also a member of the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale). 

http://www.leejaemin.net/


 

21 August, 2017
Yoshihiro Yagi, judge for Topawards August

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We are proud to present to you Yoshihiro Yagi as one of our judges for August. 

He's currently Art Director and Creative Director as Dentsu, as well as a visiting professor at the Kyoto University of Art & Design. Having worked on JR East Japan's "Ikuze, Tohoku" (Let's get going, Tohoku), an impactful ad for the areas affected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, as well as Panasonic's "Life is Electric" and "Magic 1day Menicon Flat pack" to name a few, his works in industry advertisements and branding are filled with stories and bring out the true essence of the people behind them.

 

 

4 July, 2017
TOP 3+1 | Winners for the 1st Anniversary Grand Awards Announced

The winners of this year's Grand Awards have been announced. 
From the shortlist, four works have been rounded up as the top works of the year by our jury. 
The winning works as are follows:

Nameless Paints
Magic 1day Menicon Flat Pack
Yashinomi Detergent Premium Power
Japanese Sake "Koi"

The TOP 3+1 page can be seen here

 

 

30 June, 2017
Spencer Ball to judge for Topawards June

We are proud to present to you Spencer Ball as one of our judges for June. 

Creative director at Anthem, Spencer has worked in creating and designing brand experiences for close to 30 years — most of which was spent living and working in Asia since leaving his native London. He leads a diverse range of projects across the Asia-Pacific with some of the biggest brands (Coca-Cola, Post-It, Aqua, Malee, amongst more), creating design strategies that connect brands with consumers.

 

 

6 JUNE, 2017
SANTI LAWRACHAWEE TO JUDGE FOR TOPAWARDS JUNE

We are proud to present to you Santi Lawrachawee as one of our judges for June.

He's co-founder of Practical Design Studio, a communication design studio based in Bangkok. Santi is also an active educator, visual artist, and curator, showcasing his work across Asia, and was noted "Designer of the year" by Wallpaper Thai Edition, as well as by the Thailand Institute of Design and Innovation Promotion in 2015. To top it all off, he's also recently published his first book "Santivithee 1" where he shares his vision from his design and teaching.
 

santivithee.blog
practical.co.th

 

 

31 MAY, 2017

TOPAWARDS ASIA 1ST ANNIVERSARY
THE SHORTLIST 2017

Rounding up the 167 works featured through Topawards between May 2016 to March 2017, 24 shortlisted works that stood out from the rest have been selected by our panel of 10. 
See the list and comments from the judges here or through the link below.

http://www.topawardsasia.com/theshortlist-2017

 

 

12 MAY, 2017

TOPAWARDS ASIA 1ST ANNIVERSARY
ROUND ONE UPDATE

From Round One we have a total of 24 works shortlisted that will go into the next round, where the Top 3 packaging designs will be selected by the jury team.

If you wish to know more about this anniversary award, please contact us through info@topawardsasia.com

More updates will be coming soon.

 

 

28 APRIL, 2017

TOPAWARDS ASIA 1ST ANNIVERSARY
JURY ANNOUNCEMENT

Our anniversary judges from top left: Jessie Chen, Aaron Nieh, Mutsumi Ajichi ,Somchana Kangwarnjit, Pum Lefebure, Naoki Ito, Rajesh Dahiya, Eisuke Tachikawa, Kelley Cheng

Our anniversary judges from top left: Jessie Chen, Aaron Nieh, Mutsumi Ajichi ,Somchana Kangwarnjit, Pum Lefebure, Naoki Ito, Rajesh Dahiya, Eisuke Tachikawa, Kelley Cheng

Topawards will have its very first anniversary as of the 31st of May.
Rounding up the very best out of the 167 works featured in the past year between 2016 May to 2017 March, we plan to release jury comments made on the finalist works, as well as the top three packaging designs that make an impact in Asia today.

The Top Three will receive the Anniversary Award and will be presented with a special trophy. 


Who is involved?

The wonderful jury team, formed from several of our past judges, as well as several guest judges:

Aaron Nieh | Founder, AARON NIEH WORKSHOP
Eisuke Tachikawa | Founder, NOSIGNER
Jessie Chen | Founder and publisher, way2creative design studio and Circle magazine
Kelley Cheng | Founder, publishing & design consultancy The Press Room
Mutsumi Ajichi | Creative Director, ADK
Somchana Kangwarnjit | Founder, Prompt Design
Naoki Ito | CEO and creative director, PARTY
Pum Lefebure | Co-founder and Chief creative officer, Design Army
Rajesh Dahiya | Founder, Codesign and Project Rising

From Round Two:
Helen Sac (Head of Mindset & Content Asia Pacific, WGSN)

 

Schedule: 

Round One of Judging: 17 April — 2 May 2017
Round Two of Judging 8 May — 15 May 2017
Announcement of winners: 31 May


Update:

- Helen Sac will be joining us from Round Two of Judging.

If you wish to know more about this anniversary award, please contact us through info@topawardsasia.com

More updates will be coming soon.

 

 

10 March, 2017

Junya Kamada to judge for Topawards April

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We are proud to present to you Junya Kamada as one of our judges for April.

An art director, graphic designer, and educator — continuously bringing the local cultures of Japan a breeze of fresh air across a diverse range of projects. Some works include confectionary shop Kinotoya, as well as Kobe deli brand RF1, and more recently the newly opened cheese speciality store Cheese no Koe in Tokyo.

 

 

10 March, 2017

Eunkyung Jeon to judge for Topawards April

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We are proud to present to you Eunkyung Jeon as one of our judges for April.

The editor-in-chief for Korean <DESIGN> Monthly, a leading professional design and media provider founded in 1976; Eunkyung's articles draws out the hidden values within the designs around the world.