Kao Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of the Thirteenth Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children. This year, in the 13th contest, we received 13,214 entries from all over the world. Many of them focused on the desire to coexist with nature familiar to children so that all people and creatures living on the earth can enjoy their lives together, and the environment in their daily lives.
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 also 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)||Ahoora Bakhtiari||9||Iran|
|Bozhidara Bogdanova Dimitrova||9||Bulgaria|
|Oleksii Sergiiovych Palii||6||Ukraine|
|Eco Friend Prize /
Jury's Special Prize (7)
|Please refer to the appendix list of winners.|
|Eco Friend Prize (16)|
|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:
October 20, 2022
(390 works from Japan and 12,824 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. Andreas Schneider:
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 will be held by online in December 2022.
With the corporate purpose "To realize a Kirei World in which all life lives in harmony," Kao Group established its ESG strategy, the Kirei Lifestyle Plan in April 2019, and since 2021, has been employing the Kao Group Mid-term Plan 2025 (K25) with its vision of "protecting future lives" and "sustainability as the only path."
Kao will continue seeking to build the future of our children's dreams "A world of harmony and potential for all life."
Kao creates high-value-added products and services that provide care and enrichment for the life of all people and the planet. Through its portfolio of over 20 leading brands such as Attack, Bioré, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, Kanebo, Laurier, Merries and Molton Brown, Kao is part of the everyday lives of people in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. Combined with its chemical business, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,420 billion yen in annual sales. Kao employs about 33,500 people worldwide and has 135 years of history in innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information.
Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children
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