Please think about what we can do to protect our precious global environment and pass it on to future generations, and express your thoughts in your entry.
From March 30 (Friday) through September 10 (Monday), 2018 JST.
Any child (aged 6 through 15 years old) from anywhere in the world.
Your entry should be 392 mm × 542 mm or smaller.
Any means of direct drawing, painting, or coloring - crayon, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic or oil paint, ink, wood or linocut printing, etc. - is allowed. However, works (collage) with pasted elements and works painted on a canvas will not be eligible.
Only one entry per individual is allowed. Only previously unexhibited works created after January 2018 will be eligible.
Your entry should show that you fully understood and integrated the "Together, we are eco-friendly" theme into your work.
However, the theme should not be a catchy phrase or slogan, but rather artfully expressed in your entry. Freedom of thought that is unique to children and the expressions with full of originality and creativity in your picture are highly recommended.
- Joint works will not be eligible.
- If the picture contains writing, it must not show the name of a specific person, group, trade name, or company. Similarly, pictures showing copies of other artworks, and entries featuring specific characters, names of individuals, companies or products and logos will not be eligible.
Download the entry form shown below, fill out the required areas, and paste to the center on the back of your artwork.
Mail your entry to us by postal service. Do not fold or roll up your artwork. Send it in a flat envelope, inserting cardboard or something firm to ensure it does not bend during shipping.
Please read the following instructions before filling out the entry form.
Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children Office
Address: 8-3-29 Tajima, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8507, JAPAN
(Phone available only on working days from 10:00-17:00 JST, unavailable on weekends and national holidays)
(We will respond to e-mail inquiries within a few days.)
March 30 (Friday), 2018
Start accepting entries
September 10 (Monday), 2018 JST.
Deadline for all entries
Late November 2018
Announcement of winners
(Contest organizers will announce winners on this website as well as directly contact each winner and applicable group.)
December 8 (Saturday), 2018
Awards ceremony for the top nine prizewinners, display of winning works
(Venue: Kao booth at EcoPro 2018)
Late December, 2018
Announcement of winning works
"eco together" - Planet Earth Grand Prix: 1 winner (plaque and prize)
"eco together" - Kao Prize: 8 winners (plaque and prize)
Eco Friend Prize: 23 winners (certificate and prize)
Group Prize: 5 groups (certificate and prize)
Mr. Fumikazu Masuda, 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, Kao Corporation
Mr. Naoto Katahira, Vice President, Creative, Kao Corporation