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Kao Announces Winners of the 5th Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children

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

- Awards Ceremony to be held at Eco-Products 2014 event


Kao Corporation (President and CEO: Michitaka Sawada) is pleased to announce the winners of the Fifth Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children.

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. This year, 8,753 entries were received from 30 countries and regions from Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa.

The award-winning paintings will be exhibited at the Kao booth within Eco-Products 2014, a major event to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on December 11-13. The top-ranking winners are invited from around the world to take part in an awards ceremony at the event.

1. Results

"eco together" - Planet Earth Grand Prix

Furi Morikawa
Title of work: Eco Together
(6 years old, Japan)

Prize Winner Age Country/Region
"eco together" - Planet Earth Grand Prix (1) Furi Morikawa 6 Japan
"eco together" - Kao Prize(6) Aki Tanaka 8 Japan
Ecaterina Cojocaru 15 Moldova
Gilang Yuda Pratama 13 Indonesia
Hoa Dang Huynh Pham 10 Vietnam
Sasikarn Boonwong 12 Thailand
Yu-Hsin Chang 9 Taiwan
Eco Friend Prize (25) Please refer to the appendix list of winners.
Group Prize Overseas (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.
http://www.kao.com/jp/en/corp_csr/eco_activities_04.html

List of Winners of the 5th 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 20, 2014
Total entries: 8,753 paintings (2,032 items from Japan, and 6,721 items from abroad)
Number of countries/regions: Entrants from 30 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
Naoto Katahira Director, Package Creative, Kao Corporation
Shinichiro Hiramine: Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, 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 13, 2014
Venue: Kao Booth at Eco-Products 2014 (http://eco-pro.com/eco2014/english)
Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 5 (Booth No. 5-016)
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 11 to Saturday, December 13, 2014
Venue: Kao Booth at Eco-Products 2014
Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 5 (Booth No.5-016)
Works Exhibited: Award-winning paintings


Outline of Kao Booth at Eco-Products 2014
Display theme: “eco together” with smile


Kao’s concepts and initiatives for sustainability will be presented, together with introducing “eco together” daily activities that consumers can easily practice and continue with Kao eco-products.

Kao’s efforts to minimize impact on the environment in raw materials procurement, containers and packaging improvement, and development of eco-technologies for industrial products will also be presented through demonstrations.

About Kao
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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