Notice of Changes in JISPA2021 Judging Process

This year’s judging process was scheduled to include two online judging and one actual judging session (with overseas judges coming to Japan), however, due to the spread of COVID-19, it is currently difficult to hold the judging sessions that include travel and gathering. Therefore, we have decided to change the judging method and frequency as follows.

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– The first / second round judging [Online] *No change
August 2021

– Announcement of selected works *No change
Monday, 6 September, 2021

– The third / fourth round judging [Online]
September 2021

– The fifth (and final) round judging [Online judging panel]
October 2021

– Announcement of Awards *No change
Monday, 11 October, 2021

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– Juries in charge
The first round judging: Koji Iyama (Chair), Takafumi Kusagaya, Koichi Kosugi, Chiharu Shimizu, Norito Shinmura
The second to fifth round judging: Taku Satoh (Jury president), Jonathan Barnblook, Rika Eguchi, Na Kim, Kei Matsushita, Kashiwa Sato, Yong Wu

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We are sorry for this change in the judging process, but we ask for your understanding.
Selected applicants (announced on 6 September) must send in their actual posters and submit their JPG data, as specified in the call for entry. Details will be sent to the winners by e-mail.