Kao Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of the Twelfth Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children. This year, 7,009 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 the movie which conveys the children’s thoughts and Online Museum on Kao website.
|"eco together" –
Planet Earth Grand Prix (1)
|"eco together" – Kao Prize (8)||Fatemeh Abiri||10||Iran|
|Lui Ho Yin||14||Hong Kong|
|Snehal Sudhir Dane||13||India|
|Syifa Azka Asilah Siregar||7||Indonesia|
|Yang Yiran||10||Mainland China|
|Eco Friend Prize /
Jury's Special Prize (6)
|Please refer to the appendix list of winners.|
|Eco Friend Prize (17)|
|Group Prize (5)|
"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.
Children around the world between the ages of 6 and 15 years
Final judgment date:
December 9, 2021
(689 works from Japan and 6,320 works from abroad)
Mr. Fumikazu Masuda:
Chair of Judges, Design Consultant, President, open house inc.
Ms. Sumiko Okubo:
Mr. Kei Matsushita:
Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
Ms. Yoko Oyamada:
Mr. Yasunori Hosokawa:
Director, Kao Eco-Lab Museum, Kao Corporation
Mr. Naoto Katahira:
Vice President, Creative, Kao Corporation
The awards ceremony for the top prize winners has been considered to be held by online in the next March due to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of all guests and visitors.
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Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children
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