The Visual Grand Prix was launched to promote the home entertainment industry, which primarily involves sound and images. The selections function as guidelines for users, helping them to select superior products. Major shops and makers consider Visual Grand Prix to be highly influential at the actual point of sale.
Among domestically marketed audio and digital audiovisual products manufactured in Japan and abroad, the Visual Grand Prix focuses on those designed for home entertainment purposes and selects products that embody superior performance, technologies and concepts.
Any product that satisfies each of the following criteria is included in the screening process.
●Displays ●Home theaters ●Digital players/Digital recorders ●Digital video cameras ●Media ●Hometheater Sound Products ●Home theater accessories
●Digital players ●Digital recorders ●Analog players ●Audio systems ●Speaker systems ●Audio amplifiers ●Headphones
●Cables ●Cable peripherals ●Accessories
After the winner of Grand Prix is selected in each of the above genres, products winning the following prizes will also be selected.
●Extra Award from Judges
●Extra Awards for Product Development, for Product Planning and for Technology
Products of choice in each genre will be determined by a poll of leading distributors nationwide and by the consensus or the general view of the judges. Thereafter, prizewinners will be selected from the resulting shortlist.
Chairman: Tomohiro Kaiyama
Judges: Hirotsugu Saito, Tadashi Yamanouchi, Masanori Hayashi, Takaya Murase, Shintaro Ohashi, Kazuya Orihara, Takashi Iwai,Makoto Fujioka and Mitsuharu Nagai
Tuesday, 17th June 2010
On the December issue of AV Review and Senka21, Visual Grand Prix Shopping Guide and Phile-web as well as on yodobashi.com, biccamera.com and the websites of other leading distributors nationwide