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

Awards Ceremony to be held at EcoPro 2017 event
 
November 30, 2017
 

Kao Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of the Eighth Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children. This year, 11,048 entries were received from 41 countries and regions from Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. The award-winning paintings will be exhibited at the Kao booth at EcoPro 2017, a major event to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on December 7-9. 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
 
 
Suriya Patoomwan
(8 years old, Thailand)
Title of work:
Unity for Clean and Clear Water
 
Prize Name of the Winner Age Country / Region
“eco together”
– Planet Earth Grand Prix (1)
Suriya Patoomwan 6 Thailand
“eco together”
- Kao Prize (8)
Alexandra Teodorescu 12 Romania
Evgeni Bogdanov Dimitrov 9 Bulgaria
Ganniga Sook-Sai 14 Thailand
Kin Gi Lau 11 Hong Kong
Nurinsyirah Imnani Mohd Harith 15 Malaysia
Polina Zababurina 6 Russia
Shiomi Fujita 15 Japan
Zahra Gharibi 14 Iran
Eco Friend Prize (23) 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 8th 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 23, 2017
Total entries : 11,048 paintings
(861 items from Japan and 10,187 items from abroad)
Number of nationalities : Entrants from 41 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
Mr. Andreas Schneider : Designer
Ms. Akemi Ishiwata : Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Kao Corporation
Mr. Naoto Katahira : Vice President, 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 14:30, Saturday, December 9, 2017
Venue : Kao Booth at EcoPro 2017
Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 3 (Booth No. 3-036)
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 7 to Saturday, December 9, 2017
Venue : Kao Booth at EcoPro 2017
Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 3 (Booth No. 3-036)
Works Exhibited : Award-winning paintings
Related Links:
Environment Textbook ‘Thoughts about Tomorrow's Earth’
EcoPro 2017

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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