One of the important activities of JAGDA is awarding and recording excellent graphic designs each year. Recognizing this, JAGDA established the JAGDA Award in 2008. (The award was launched as the JAGDA Category Award in its first year.) Several highly-evaluated designs are selected for each category from works included in the Graphic Design in Japan annual. (Categories: posters; general graphics; CI, VI, symbols, logos and typefaces; books and editorials; packages; newspaper and magazine ads; interactive design and motion graphics; and environment and space)
At the judging session for the Graphic Design in Japan 2012 annual, the following seven designs were selected for the JAGDA Award from out of the highly-evaluated designs of each category by voting.