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Kao Announces Winners of the 4th Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children

Kao Announces Winners of the 4th Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children 
- Award Ceremony to be held at Kao Booth, Eco-Products 2013 -


Kao Corporation (President and CEO: Michitaka Sawada) is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children, which has accepted entries since April 2, 2013.

Kao has been holding the contest since 2010, with the intention of encouraging children — who bear the future on their shoulders — to think seriously about their imminent environment, and try to put their ideas into practice. This is the fourth year the contest has been held.

These award-winning paintings will be exhibited at Eco-Products 2013 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight in December where the award ceremony, to which the top-ranking winners are invited, will also take place.

1. Results

"eco together" - Planet Earth Grand Prix

Narathip Choemue
Title of work: My Nature and Green World
(8 years old, Thailand)

Prize Winner Age Country/Region
"eco together" - Planet Earth Grand Prix (1) Narathip Choemue 8 Thailand
"eco together" - Kao Prize(7) Chee Ying Khor 14 Malaysia
Fahim Ashraff Khan 6 Bangladesh
Maari Miyata 13 Japan
Moe Fujita 8 Japan
Paramita Sheila Widjaja 8 Indonesia
Stefana Maria Craciun 12 Romania
Yaqi He 10 China
Eco Friend Prize (24) Please refer to the appendix list of winners.
Group Prize Overseas (3), Japan (3)
*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 4th 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 16, 2013
Total entries: 8,516 paintings (1,703 items from Japan, and 6,813 items from abroad)
Number of countries/regions: Entrants from 49 countries and regions
Judges:
Fumikazu Masuda: Chair of judges, Professor, Tokyo Zokei University
Sumiko Okubo: Artist
Yoko Oyamada: Illustrator
Kei Matsushita: Associate Professor, Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts Department of Design
Mitsutoshi Yoshida: Communication Design Director, Kao Creative House Corporation
Shinichiro Hiramine: Executive Officer, Chief Executive of Corporate Communications Division, Kao Corporation


4. Award ceremony and exhibition The award ceremony and exhibition of award-winning paintings will take place as follows.

Date: 13:30 to 14:00, Saturday, December 14, 2013
Venue: Kao Booth at Eco-Products 2013 ( http://eco-pro.com/eco2013/ ) Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 2 (Booth No. 2-037)
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 12 to Saturday, December14, 2013
Venue: Kao Booth at Eco-Products 2013 Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 2 (Booth No. 2-037)
Works Exhibited: Award-winning paintings


Media inquiries should be directed to:

Kao Singapore Pte Ltd
83 Clemenceau Avenue #16-08 UE Square
Singapore 239920
Phone : +65-6471 2811
Fax : +65-6471 2566
E-mail : kao.contest@kao.com.sg


Inquiries regarding the painting contest should be directed to:

Kao Singapore Pte Ltd
83 Clemenceau Avenue #16-08 UE Square
Singapore 239920
Phone : +65-6471 2811
Fax : +65-6471 2566
E-mail : kao.contest@kao.com.sg