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23rd Contest is Now Open!
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The 23rd Contest is now open! Click here for entry details and application form.
Winners of the 22nd Contest are announced!
DEAR 22nd CONTEST PARTICIPANTS: Delay in International Prize Shipment for 22nd Contest:
Due to cancelled or restricted postal services to various countries and regions caused by the pandemic, delivery of the 22nd Contest prizes to certain countries is significantly delayed. We are making efforts to send the gifts as soon as possible and thank you for your understanding in the meanwhile.
The 22nd Award Winning Works
Angela Wu Age 14, U.S.A.
Zupan Sara Age 10, Slovenia
Miriam Clus Age 8, Romania
Adna Aisha Aufa Age 14, Indonesia
Muriuki Solomon Mwit Age 14, Kenya
Ardino Joyce P. Age 13, Indonesia
Kao Yu Han Age 10, Taiwan
Meghan Nishith Gajjar Age 9, India
|Name||Country & Region||Age|
|Tiong Ing Hoe||Brunei||12||Work|
|Zala Khyatiba Girirajsinh||India||8||Work|
|Kshirsagar Apurva Sanjaykumar||India||15||Work|
|Nababan Simon Hotditua||Indonesia||11||Work|
|Kuan Sing Y.||Malaysia||8||Work|
|Ng Jyn Ray||Malaysia||11||Work|
|P.A.H.K. Gunasekara Hejith Kalnaka||Sri Lanka||8||Work|
|Chandrasena Thinugi||Sri Lanka||14||Work|
|Vidarshee Jayamini||Sri Lanka||14||Work|
|Yucel Eylul Ada||Turkey||8||Work|
|Bozkurt Cinar Kerem||Turkey||9||Work|
|Bahadoor Aarush A.||Mauritius||11||Work|
|Maleshkova Maria Luiza Lyubomirova||Bulgaria||11||Work|
|Name||Country & Region||Age|
|Bator Rebeka Maja||Hungary||9||Work|
|Odobisteanu Teodora Nicoleta V||Romania||14||Work|
|Zivkovic Dunja Z.||Serbia||12||Work|
|Yoon Hailee D.||U.S.A.||14||Work|
|Gonzalez Gabriel E.||Venezuela||14||Work|
Tomita Aoi Age 10, Aichi
Fukuzato Kaori Age 15, Aichi
Suzuki Momoka Age 11, Tokyo
Okada Mikuru Age 10, Hokkaido
Hashimoto Iroha Age 8, Shizuoka
Honorable Mention Winners
Click here to view Honorable Mention winners's works in the Winners Booklet
The screening session for this contest is the work I look forward to most during the year, as I get to see the pictures that the children who receive the theme have thought a lot about and drawn, and I get inspired by their passionate thoughts. I want to give the first prize to every drawing here. Choosing one is really tough every time. We, the judges, cherish each momentary encounter with each drawing and select the works that resonate with us.
Also, every year at this screening, I am keenly aware of how as we get older, we get caught up in our daily chores and how our compassion for nature, people, animals, and plants has diminished compared to that of our children.
Animals respond to moving objects because they live outside, but we human beings are creatures that can stare at stationary objects. For example, when a butterfly is flying, we human beings cannot understand how its wings move and why it is able to fly, but when it is a motionless specimen, we can see every detail of its shape and can draw a picture of its mechanism. So painting is a mind-intensive process, and I think this is one of the conditions that separate human beings from animals. I would love so much to take home all the pictures here for a closer look, but unfortunately that is not possible, so I'm looking at them carefully here.
Paintings are mirrors that reflect the human mind. The pictures here are a mirror reflecting the minds of children. I come here every year to learn how children's minds are reflected in drawings.
Don't we adults treat children too lightly because they are children? However, children are the ones who strongly hold our original feelings. If we continue to have the original feelings that everyone had when they were children, even into adulthood, we will be able to understand the strength and weight of sentiments today's children feel. If we do so, wars and wasteful spending will cease to exist in the world.
Chairman of the Judging Committee,
Painter / Emeritus Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts
The finals of the 22nd JQA International Environmental Chirdren's Drawing Contest was held on June 30, 2022. Those drawings that best expressed the contest themes, "Choosing Eco-Friendly Lifestyles", were awarded by strict and fair screening.