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

Awards Ceremony to be held at EcoPro 2016 event
 
November 30, 2016
 

Kao Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of the Seventh Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children. This year, 13,739 entries were received from 45 countries and regions from Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. The award-winning paintings will be exhibited at the Kao booth at EcoPro 2016, a major event to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on December 8-10. 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 last summer featuring the selected works.

 
1. Results
 
“eco together” - Planet Earth Grand Prix
 
 
Akira Kobayashi
(15 years old, Japan)
Title of work:
Pulse of the Forest
 
Malaysia’s Winner for “eco together” – Kao Prize :
 
 
Nicholas Low Kai Teng
(11 years old)
 
Zi Ying Diong
(7 years old)
 
Prize Name of the Winner Age Country / Region
“eco together”
– Planet Earth Grand Prix (1)
Akira Kobayashi 15 Japan
“eco together”
- Kao Prize (8)
Ayda Afza 7 Iran
Gayle Pow Kai Xin 6 Singapore
Kameliya Danailova Nikolova 12 Bulgaria
Nelson Mac Rivoal 8 France
Nicholas Low Kai Teng 11 Malaysia
Rucsandra Oana Sabau 8 Romania
Viola Arielle Suliandy 12 Indonesia
Zi Ying Diong 7 Malaysia
Eco Friend Prize (24) 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 posted on the
  Kao Corporation official website.
 
List of Winners of the 7th Kao International Environment Painting
Contest for Children
 
2. Contest Outline
 
Theme : “Together, we are eco-friendly”
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 17, 2016
Total entries : 13,739 paintings
(1,407 items from Japan and 12,332 items from abroad)
Number of nationalities : Entrants from 45 countries and regions
Judges
Mr. Fumikazu Masuda : Chair of Judges, Former Professor, Tokyo Zokei University
Ms. Sumiko Okubo : Artist
Mr. Kei Matsushita : Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
Ms. Yoko Oyamada : Illustrator
Ms. Akemi Ishiwata : Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Kao Corporation
Mr. 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 : 13:30 to 14:00, Saturday, December 10, 2016
Venue : Kao Booth at EcoPro 2016
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 8 to Saturday, December 10, 2016
Venue : Kao Booth at EcoPro 2016
Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 3 (Booth No. 3-024)
Works Exhibited : Award-winning paintings
Related Links:
Environment Textbook ‘Thoughts about Tomorrow's Earth’
EcoPro 2016

About Kao

 

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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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