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Kao Announces Winners of the Twelfth Kao International
Environment Painting Contest for Children

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.

1. Results


"eco together" - Planet Earth Grand Prix
Name: Selen Arami (7 years old)
Title of work: Friendship between man and animal and nature

Prize Winners Age Residential Area
"eco together"‐
Planet Earth Grand Prize (1)
Selen Arami 7 Iran
"eco together"‐ Kao Prize (8) Fatemeh Abiri 10 Iran
Kanticha Thangsri 10 Thailand
Le Lu 6 Taiwan
Lui Ho Yin 14 Hong Kong
Rinrada Singhsathitsuk 7 Thailand
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)
  • * Names are in alphabetical order. For details, please refer to the appendix list of winners.
  • * Prize-winning paintings and the final screening scenes will be posted on the Kao Corporation website.

2. Contest Outline


"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.

  • * A sustainable environment stays healthy for many, many years into the future. It is a world where all animals and plants live together in harmony without fear.


Children around the world between the ages of 6 and 15 years

Organized by:

Kao Corporation

3. Selection Details

Final judgment date:

December 9, 2021

Total entries:

7,009 paintings
(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:

Artist, Illustrator

Mr. Yasunori Hosokawa:

Director, Kao Eco-Lab Museum, Kao Corporation

Mr. Naoto Katahira:

Vice President, Creative, Kao Corporation

4. Awards Ceremony

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.

About Kao

Kao creates high-value-added products that enrich the lives of consumers around the world. 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 division, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,400 billion yen in annual sales. Kao employs about 33,000 people worldwide and has 130 years of history in innovation. Please visit the Kao Group website for updated information.

Entry and Media inquiries should be directed to:

Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children
Kao Singapore Private Limited,
83 Clemenceau Avenue,
#16-08 UE Square,
Singapore 239920

(65) 6471 2811
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