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Kao Announces Winners of the Sixth Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children

Awards Ceremony to be held at Eco-Products 2015 event
 
November 26, 2015
 

Kao Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of the Sixth Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children. This year, 12,456 entries were received from 37 countries and regions from Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. The award-winning paintings will be exhibited at the Kao booth within Eco-Products 2015, a major event to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on December 10-12. The top-ranking winners are invited from around the world to take part in an awards ceremony at the event.

The contest has been held annually since 2010 and aims to encourage children around the world to think seriously about conservation of the environment around them and to take action in everyday life. Kao will continue to engage in inspiring more people to think about their surrounding environments and lifestyles through these paintings which are exhibited in various locations throughout Japan, as well through a book published this summer featuring the selected works.

 
1. Results
 
 
“eco together”
- Planet Earth Grand Prix


Thatchaphon Kaeokamkong
(11 years old, Thailand)
Title of work:
Wealth of Nature
 
Prize Winner Age Country / Region
“eco together”
- Planet Earth Grand Prix (1)
Thatchaphon Kaeokamkong 11 Thailand
“eco together”
- Kao Prize (6)
Chonthicha Pittathasa 7 Thailand
Josephine Thessalonica Lavencia 13 Indonesia
Kyoka Eguchi 15 Japan
Meha Prafulbhai Bhalodiya 14 India
Svetoslav Ilianov Apostolov 13 Bulgaria
Yiwei Zhou 8 China
Eco Friend Prize (25) Please refer to the appendix list of winners.
Group Prize (5)
 
* Names are in alphabetical order.
* For details, please refer to the appendix list of winners.
* Prize-winning paintings and the award ceremony scene will be introduced on the
  Kao Corporation official website.
 
List of Winners of the Sixth Kao International Environment Painting
Contest for Children
 
2. Contest Outline
 
Theme : “eco together”
Aiming at preserving the environment of our precious earth, the contest accepted entries of paintings showing what we can do in our daily life.
Conditions for Entry : Children around the world between the ages of 6 and 15 years
Organized by : Kao Corporation
 
3. Selection Details
 
Final judgment date : October 14, 2015
Total entries : 12,456 paintings
(2,450 items from Japan, and 10,006 items from abroad)
Number of countries/regions : Entrants from 37 countries and regions
Judges
Fumikazu Masuda : Chair of judges, Former Professor, Tokyo Zokei University
Sumiko Okubo : Artist
Kei Matsushita : Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
Yoko Oyamada : Illustrator
Akemi Ishiwata : Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Kao Corporation
Naoto Katahira : Director, Creative, Kao Corporation
 
4. Award ceremony and exhibition
The award ceremony and exhibition of award-winning paintings will take place as follows.
 
Award ceremony
Date : 11:30 to 12:00, Saturday, December 12, 2015
Venue : Kao Booth at Eco-Products 2015
Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 3 (Booth No. 3-024)
Award recipients : Winners of “eco together” – Planet Earth Grand Prix and
“eco together” – Kao Prize
Program : Award plaques and supplementary prizes will be bestowed on the winners
Exhibition
Date : Thursday, December 10 to Saturday, December12, 2015
Venue : Kao Booth at Eco-Products 2015
Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 3 (Booth No. 3-024)
Works Exhibited : Award-winning paintings
Related Links:
Environment Textbook 'Thoughts about Tomorrow's Earth

Media inquiries should be directed to:

Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children
Kao (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
20th Floor, Menara AmFIRST, No. 1, Jalan 19/3,
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel.: +603-7957 4488
Fax: +603-7957 4487
 
Inquiries regarding the painting contest should be directed to:

Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children Office
Tel.: +603-7957 4488
(Phone available only on working days from 8:30-17:30
unavailable on weekends and public holidays)

Fax: +603-7957 4487
E-mail: kao.contest@kao.com.my
 
 
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