JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest

About Our Contest

We hold this contest to give an opportunity for children of the future generation to become more aware of their global environment through drawing picture under the theme of the environmet of our Earth.

The 21st Award Winning Works

The Environmental Best Prize

Mahi Ahnaf Maymun Bangladesh, Age 11

International Section

The International Best Prize

Zhen You Chen Taiwan, Age 12

The UNICEF Prize

Odobisteanu Teodora V. Romania, Age 13

The IQNet Special Prize

Miriam Clus Romania, Age 7

The IQNet Special Prize

Kozul Asja Slovenia, Age 13

The JQA Special Prize

Mohammad Mani Rabiee Iran, Age 11

The JQA Special Prize

Sara Cvetkova North Macedonia, Age 12

The Judges Special Prize

Panisa Momtazian Iran, Age 7

International First Prize
NameCountry & RegionAge
Mujapara Vraj AdarshbhaiIndia7
Suryawanshi Sidhee YogeshIndia7
Aylin AlizadehIran12
Maedeh TaheriIran12
Ignatenko MariyaKazakhstan6
Kim HuiunKorea8
Zoobi FadiaLebanon11
Juliette Tan Xin XuanSingapore7
Tan Sze QiSingapore14
Fernendo Udara PathumiSri Lanka10
Chen Pei LingTaiwan9
Poonyisa SodsaiThailand11
Rakchanok JoksungnoenThailand13
Allayorova DinoraUzbekistan10
Petri De Villiers Izak PetrusSouth Africa9
Badajyan LaraArmenia10
Hasanli SabiraAzerbaijan10
Antrolova DariaBelarus12
Niya KaraivanovaBulgaria12
Evgeni Bogdanov DimitrovBulgaria13
Gergana Bozhidarova TodorovaBulgaria15
Androic CarmenCroatia14
Jazmin KissHungary6
NameCountry & RegionAge
Kovacs BrigittaHungary8
Hatvani NoemiHungary11
Kriszt NoraHungary13
Ediriweera Jayawickrama P. Sanali VihansaItaly7
Svigere DaivaLatvia14
Ausrine IlgauskaiteLithuania10
Agnieska AukstakyteLithuania10
Vankeviciute GusteLithuania14
Scutelnik AnastasiaMoldova8
Karolina BazanPoland14
Belegante Alecsia Romania14
Saryglar AishedRussia8
Misha PopovRussia10
Byrsa AurikaRussia14
Mickova HiloaSlovakia11
Katarina BodnarovaSlovakia14
Tomas BeliSlovakia14
Loris LutfiuSwitzerland10
Michela PedrojaSwitzerland14
Tian TiffanyU.S.A.11
Zhang XiaohuiU.S.A.12
Ii Cintia SayumiBrazil14

Japan Section

The Japanese Best Prize

Hirai Mizuki Fukuoka, Age 13

The UNICEF Prize

Baba Eruna Tokyo, Age 11

The JQA Special Prize

Sakakibara Mana Aichi, Age 7

The IQNet Special Prize

Tabuchi Mirei Kanagawa, Age 7

The Judges Special Prize

Iwashita Ryodai Kanagawa, Age 9

Japanese First Prize
NameCityAge
Nakamura TsukikoFukuoka6
Fukuyama MizukiTokyo6
Imai ReinaEhime7
Fukushima AyaFukuoka7
Nagai SyuyaChiba8
Inoue HanaAichi9
Oh JakukenTokyo11
Yamamoto MisaOkayama10
Mashimo MikakoTokyo11
Shino MisakiAichi12
NameCityAge
Nozue TomokoShiga13
Ashida AikaTokyo13
Shinonome MayuHokkaido13
Taniwake OtohaHokkaido13
Toyoshima KanonShiga14
Yamazaki NoiKyoto14
Ukai RyodaiAichi14
Yonamine RunaAichi14
Takeuchi AsanoFukuoka15
Higashioka NeonHyogo15

Comment

Kinutani Koji

I am surprised that the 21st Contest was also the 21st time for me to be the Chairman of the Judging Committee. Although the judging was postponed for a year due to the global spread of COVID-19 last year, the children's drawings always give me joy and teach me many things.

The pure feelings displayed in the children's works are invigorating; they convey the sentiment that animals and plants are our fellow family members onboard this boat called Earth. I think that adults have finally started to resonate, because the passion of children have been shaking them.

What differentiated humans and animals? I think that one cause of the division was that humans look intently at immobile objects, while animals look at moving objects such as their preys or the fluttering of leaves. For example, cave paintings, which depict humans as well as animals and plants, is a still image; human sciences may have developed from the act of gazing intently at such motionless subjects. For instance, while a butterfly is flying we cannot tell how its wings move or why it can fly, but once turned into a specimen, we can look at its shape from every angle, calculate its volume, and understand its structure. For this reason, "observing motionless objects intently = looking" probably led to the development of science. I think that we can say that paintings are the ultimate science.

The works submitted by the children showcase two contrary ways of looking - looking at moving objects, and looking intently at objects in a still state. Moreover, it was these children's works that taught us adults that we must balance between these two ways of looking. The world continues to face COVID-19 and various problems such as wars and conflicts, but the children’s drawings are all colorful and joy to look at. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity of judging such enjoyable works.

Kinutani Koji
Chairman of the Judging Committee,
Painter / Emeritus Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts

Screening

The finals of the 21st JQA International Environmental Chirdren's Drawing Contest was held on July 1, 2021. Those drawings that best expressed the contest themes, "Our Earth in 2030", were awarded by strict and fair screening.

Judges

Screening