Theme: "Let’s make our environment sustainable* , together!"
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 Friday, April 21 through Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 23:59 JST.
Any child (aged 6 through 15 years old) from anywhere in the world.
1) Picture size: (min) 271mm×392mm ~ (max) 392mm×542mm
2) Medium: Any means of direct drawing, painting, or coloring ‒ crayon, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic or oil paint, ink, wood or linocut printing, etc. ‒ is allowed.
3) Creation: Only one entry per individual is allowed. Only previously unexhibited work created by the applicant him/herself after January 2023 will be accepted.
4) Important notice: Please note that the following works are not eligible for judging.
When applying an entry form, personal information should be filled out by guardian or with a consent of guardian.
1) Fill in all required information on the ‘Entry form’ on the back of the ‘Contest entry guide’ and paste it to the center of the back of your work.
Download and use the Entry form shown below.
2) Send it in a flat envelope, inserting cardboard or something firm to ensure it does not bend during shipping.
3) Applying a work attached on e-mail is disqualified.
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)
Friday, April 21, 2023: Start accepting entries
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 23:59 JST.: Deadline for all entries
Late November 2023: Announcement of winners
December 2023: Awards ceremony
Late December 2023: 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