Kao Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of the Eleventh Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children. This year, 12,884 entries were received from all over the world.
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 featuring the selected works.
|Prize||Name of the Winner||Age||Residential Area|
|"eco together" – Planet Earth Grand Prix (1)||Liang-En Yu||8||Taiwan|
|"eco together" – Kao Prize (8)||Jing Fen Huang||10||Taiwan|
|Rebeca Marcos De Hevia||13||Spain|
|Sanskruti Vinod Ahire||13||India|
|Sophie Naysa Gunawan||10||Indonesia|
|Trang Mai Nguyen||15||Vietnam|
|Xue Xi Wang||6||Singapore|
|Eco Friend Prize /
Jury's Special Prize (7)
|Please refer to the appendix list of winners.|
|Eco Friend Prize (16)|
|Group Prize (5)|
*Names are in alphabetical order. For details, please refer to the appendix list of winners.
*Prize-winning paintings and the final screening scenes will be posted on the Kao Corporation website.
Theme: "Together, we are eco-friendly"
Please think about what we can do to protect our precious global environment and pass it on to future generations, and express your thoughts freely in your entry work.
Children around the world between the ages of 6 and 15 years
Final judgment date:
October 14, 2020
(1,302 works from Japan and 11,582 works from abroad)
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: Artist, Illustrator
Mr. Andreas Schneider: Designer
Mr. Yasunori Hosokawa: Director, Kao Eco-Lab Museum, Kao Corporation
Mr. Naoto Katahira: President, Creative, Kao Corporation
The awards ceremony for the top prize winners, which was scheduled for December, as well as the exhibition of award-winning paintings at the awards ceremony, had to be cancelled due to prevent the spread of COVID -19 and to ensure the safety of all guests and visitors.
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