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

-Awards Ceremony to be held at EcoPro 2019 event-

Kao Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of the Tenth Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children. This year, 16,552 entries were received from Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. The award-winning paintings will be exhibited at the Kao booth at EcoPro 2019, a major event to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on December 5-7. The top-ranking winners are invited from around the world to take part in the awards ceremony at the event.

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 a book published featuring the selected works.



"eco together"-Planet Earth Grand Prix
Name: Kritsakon Chaiwarin (10 years old, Thailand)
Title of work: The Park with Building

Prize Name of the Winner Age Residential Area
"eco together" ‐ Planet Earth Grand Prix (1) Kritsakon Chaiwarin 10 Thailand
"eco together" ‐ Kao Prize (8) Ana Sofia Vazquez Castillo 11 Mexico
Baran Karami 6 Iran
Denis Avdic 14 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ghazaleh Mohammadi 10 Iran
Lily Zhang 15 Canada
Li-Sin Lin 10 Taiwan
Shu-Yen Yeh 13 Taiwan
Yutaro Kotani 10 Japan
Eco Friend Prize/Jury's Special Prize (7) Please refer to the appendix list of winners.
Eco Friend Prize (16)
Group Prize (5)

*Names are in alphabetical order.
*For details, please refer to the appendix list of winners.

*Prize-winning paintings and the awards ceremony scenes will be posted on the Kao Corporation website.

Contest Outline


"Together, we are eco-friendly"

Aiming at preserving the environment of our precious earth to pass it on to future generations, the contest accepted entries of paintings showing your thoughts.

Conditions for Entry:

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

Organized by:

Kao Corporation

Selection Details

Final judgment date:

October 17, 2019

Total entries:

16,552 paintings
(446 items from Japan and 16,106 items from abroad)


Mr. Fumikazu Masuda:

Chair of Judges, Former Professor, Tokyo Zokei University

Ms. Sumiko Okubo:


Mr. Kei Matsushita:

Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts

Ms. Yoko Oyamada:

Artist, Illustrator

Mr. Andreas Schneider:


Mr. Dave Muenz:

Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, ESG, Kao Corporation

Mr. Naoto Katahira:

President, Creative, Kao Corporation

Award ceremony and exhibition

The awards ceremony and exhibition of award-winning paintings will take place as follows:

Award ceremony


13:30 to 14:00, Saturday, December 7, 2019


Kao Booth at EcoPro 2019
Tokyo Big Sight, West Hall 2 (Booth No. 2-004)

Award recipients:

Winners of "eco together" – Planet Earth Grand Prix and "eco together" – Kao Prize


Award plaques and supplementary prizes will be bestowed on the winners



Thursday, December 5 to Saturday, December 7, 2019


Kao Booth at EcoPro 2019
Tokyo Big Sight, West Hall 2 (Booth No. 2-004)

Works Exhibited:

Award-winning paintings

For more information "KAO International Environment Painting Contest for Children"

Kao Commercial (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
14th – 15th Fl., Wave Place Bldg., 55 Wireless Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Contact person: Ms. Supicha Saikasin (Corporate Communications)

02 655 4455 Ext. 112 (Available Monday to Friday from 9.00am. - 5.00pm.)
(Except weekend and public holiday)
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