What can we do to protect our precious local and global environment and how can we pass it on to future generations? Please express your thoughts and ideas freely in your painting.
Please apply by or under the supervision of a guardian, or a teacher (at a school/ art class).
From Wednesday, April 27 through Tuesday, September 6, 2022 23:59 JST.
(JST applies to the description of the date and time below.)
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.
Only one entry per individual is allowed. Only previously unexhibited works created on and after January 2022 will be eligible.
Show that you fully understood and integrated the theme "Let's make our environment sustainable, together!" into your work.
Express the theme with a painting, not with a catchy phrase or slogan.
Be creative and ingenious with the free thought of children.
* Works will not be eligible are:
- Joint works,
- Works that are very similar to existing artworks, works determined by Kao as likely to infringe on the rights of third parties, works with a specific character or text (such as personal name, company name, product name or logo.)
When applying an entry form, personal information should be filled out by guardian or with a consent of guardian.
Download and use the Entry form shown below.
Type in the required information to this form and print it out or fill out the information after printing this form, then paste it to the center on the back of each entry work.
To prevent from any damage during shipping, mail your entry in a flat envelope, inserting cardboard or something firm.
For detailed information on submission, please see the Contest entry guide below.
Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children Office
8-3-29 Tajima, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-0837, JAPAN
Direct contact for inquiry
(Phone available only on working days from 10:00-17:00 JST, unavailable on weekends and national holidays)
Wednesday, April 27,2022
Start accepting entries
Tuesday, September 6,2022 23:59 JST.
Deadline for all entries
(Entries must be received by the deadline.)
Late November 2022
Announcement of winners
(The results of the awards will be announced on this website and the winners and the relevant schools will be contacted directly by the Contest Secretariat.)
Late December 2022
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, Design consultant, President, open house Inc.
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, Vice President, Creative, Kao Corporation