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Blue Ribbon Prize and Laurel Prize

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Every year, JRC awards both Blue Ribbon Prize and Laurel Prize to the rolling stocks which were placed in service during the previous year. Followings are their objectives and selection method.

Blue Ribbon Prize (Established in 1958)

This prize is awarded to the best rolling stock, which the Selection Committee considers to be the best rolling stock in the corresponding year, took into account the result of the vote from regular and family members.

Blue Ribbon2016

Laurel Prize (Established in 1961)

This prize is awarded to the excellent rolling stock, which the Selection Committee considers being superior next to the Blue Ribbon Prize in the corresponding year, took into account the result of the vote from regular and family members.

Laurel2016

Selection Committee for Blue Ribbon Prize and Laurel Prize

The committee consists of about ten senior JRC members who have through knowledge on railroad rolling stocks. They determine nominees for both prizes to which next selection step follows.

Recipients since 1958

List of Recipients (Sorry, list and before 2014 were Japanese)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981
1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971
1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961
1960 1959 1958
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