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

Kao Corporation is pleased to announce the winners of the Eleventh Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children. This year, 12,884 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 a book published featuring the selected works.



"eco together"- Planet Earth Grand Prix
Name: Liang-En Yu (8 years old, Taiwan)
Title of work: The Color of Future

Prize Name of the Winner Age Residential Area
"eco together" ‐ Planet Earth Grand Prix (1) Liang-En Yu 8 Taiwan
"eco together" ‐ Kao Prize (8) Jing Fen Huang 10 Taiwan
Patricia Miao 13 Taiwan
Rebeca Marcos De Hevia 13 Spain
Sanskruti Vinod Ahire 13 India
Sippakorn Songkhao 14 Thailand
Sophie Naysa Gunawan 10 Indonesia
Trang Mai Nguyen 15 Vietnam
Xue Xi Wang 6 Singapore
Eco Friend Prize / Jury's Special Prize (7) Please refer to the appendix list of winners.
Eco Friend Prize (16)
Group Prize (5)
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    Names are in alphabetical order. For details, please refer to the appendix list of winners.
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    Prize-winning paintings and the final screening scenes will be posted on the Kao Corporation website.

Contest Outline


"Together, we are eco-friendly"

Please think about what we can do to protect our precious global environment and pass it on to future generations, and express your thoughts freely in your entry work.


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

Organized by:

Kao Corporation

Selection Details

Final judgment date:

October 14, 2020

Total entries:

12,884 paintings
(1,302 works from Japan and 11,582 works 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. Yasunori Hosokawa:

Director, Kao Eco-Lab Museum, Kao Corporation

Mr. Naoto Katahira:

President, Creative, Kao Corporation

Cancellation of Awards Ceremony and Exhibition

The awards ceremony for the top prize winners, which was scheduled for December, as well as the exhibition of award-winning paintings at the awards ceremony, had to be cancelled 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 1,500 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.

Media inquiries should be directed to:

Corporate Communications
Kao Corporation


Inquiries regarding the painting contest should be directed to:

Kao International Environment Painting Contest for Children Office

(weekdays from 10:00–17:00, Japan time)
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