JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest

Application Guideline

20th Theme

Please choose one of the following themes for your drawing

① Our Future and the Earth

Let’s imagine our planet Earth in the future!

② The Earth I Love

Let's draw how the natural world and creatures live on the Earth you love!

Application for this year's contest is now closed. Thank you for your participation!

Children aged 7 through 15
Registration Deadline
The application must reach us by May 31, 2019
Requirements: Paper size 257×364mm or smaller.
Drawing tools: Draw in free hand with any type of paint, pastel, etc.
Important note
  1. Please print out the application form, fill in your details (in English only, and preferrably in BLOCK LETTERS), and attach it to the back of your drawing.
  2. Please be sure that the drawing has been drawn personally and has not been published in other newspapers or magazines.
  3. All materials received will not be returned as a general rule.
  4. All materials received will become the property of JQA and may be used in publications or on the Web for publicity and promotional purposes.
  5. Applications sent in groups, such as a school, should be sent in a single packet.
  6. Please note that drawings with text (such as posters) are not eligible for the contest. Digital application is also not eligible.
Mailing address

Please send your drawings to:

JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest Office
POB 264, Kyobashi Yubinkyoku, Tokyo, 104-8691, Japan

Winners announcement
August, 2019 (to be posted on this website)
48 winners will receive special memorabilia. All entrants will receive a participation prize.


31st May, 2019 The deadline for application
Early June, 2019 Preliminary Judgement
Mid June, 2019 Final Judgement
Early August, 2019 Announcement of Winners
Late December, 2019 Award Shipment

Contest Booklet

If you wish to receive the 20th contest booklet, please indicate "20th contest booklet requested." on your application form. It will be included in your participation prize shipment.

Earth is Home to a Variety of Creatures.

What kind of place will it be when you're grown up, and beyond?

Planet Earth, our home, is full of nature such as mountains, grassl ands, oceans, and rivers, and a variety of creatures live amongst it.
Do you have any favorite places or landscapes?
Let’s think about how we can protect our natural world for the future.

Our Friends on Earth

What kinds of creatures live on Earth? Lions running across the plains, birds flying in the sky, colonies of penguins living in cold regions, whales swimming in the wide ocean, ladybirds hiding under the leaves, and many more you must be able to imagine. From large animals to small insects, all are our valuable companions living on Earth just like us.

What We Can Do

To make human lives more convenient, we cut down trees, pollute the air with emissions from motor vehicles, and discharge polluted water into rivers and seas. As a consequence, our natural world is slowly getting damaged, and habitats of living creatures are disappearing rapidly. We must continue making efforts to improve our natural environment for all the living creatures on Earth.

The Nature Around Us

There are plants that bear small flowers and trees that bear tasty fruits. We play at beaches, rivers, and lakes. We enjoy hiking and skiing in mountains. Every day we are blessed with the bounties of nature such as food, water, and air. But did you know that our natural world is gradually disappearing as our lives become more convenient?

For Earth's Future

What kind of place will Earth be when you're g rown u p? W ill y our f avorite places or landscapes remain in their present forms? Let’s take good care of the existing environment and protect our beautiful Earth, so that this wonderful planet can continue to be the safe home to diverse creatures for the next 10 years, 20 years, and 100 years from now.


Kimura Yasumasa
Kimura Yasumasa
UNICEF Tokyo Office

For the 19th contest, a total of 14,209 entries from the record of 98 countries and regions were received. This is the 20th year and I hope to receive even more entries from more countries and regions. On behalf of UNICEF, I would like to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Japan Quality Assurance Organization and the International Certification Network for organizing this great event.
What makes this year’s contest unique is that there are two themes for children to choose from. “Our future and the Earth” and “The Earth I love.” You can choose either one or draw a picture that goes along with both themes. I can hardly wait to see their drawings filled with imagination.
Together with the world leaders, UNICEF launched a new partnership called “Generation Unlimited” at the United Nations High-level Event held on 24 September 2018. We unite under new initiative to provide quality education, training or employment to every young people by 2030, because we rest our hopes for the better world on them. Children and young people are the ones that account for the future. We listen to children’s messages through their drawings and UNICEF continues to make efforts to build a world where they can realize their full potential. I hope lots of children from all over the world will draw pictures with hopes for the future and love for the Earth, and enter their artwork to the Drawing Contest.

Contact Us:
Rm.303, Sankyo Bldg., 2-7-12 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045
JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest Office
TEL +81-3-3546-3631