Jury invited to evaluate the submitted art works to select winners from Japan for the “5th World Children’s Festival” (2015) art contest
16 May 2015
Tokyo, Japan

The jury was invited to the second floor conference space in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Global Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, on May 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to evaluate 68 paintings and digital art works submitted by children aged 8-14 from across the country.
The jury followed guidelines provided in terms of creativity/inspiration, expression/execution, color/shape, and artistic skills/techniques. The members also took it into consideration whether the artworks comply with the theme that the organizer, ICAF, proposed “Sport and Art for Peace” and the concept of “STEAMS Education,” which “integrates art and culture (signified by the “A”) and sport and play (the “S”) with STEM disciplines for children’s holistic development.”*
The jury will select winners in late May for the “5th World Children’s Festival (WCF) 2015” and their art works will be exhibited at “The Ellipse” – “President’s Park” – next to The White House where WCF takes place between June 30 and July 3. Akira Foundation supports the festival as a host committee member.

Jury member:

Chief Judge:
Toshiharu Hisatsune (Kaga Yuzen artist)
Nozomi Kondo (President, International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) Japan)
Hisara Kondo (Lecturer, Kanazawa University)
Sophie Bocklandt (General Manager, The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan)
Hirofumi Yokoi (President and CEO, Akira Foundation)
Makiko Takemura (Founder and President, International Women’s Club JAPAN)
Ikuko Tsuboya-Newell (Founder, Tokyo International School)
Eri Sato (Vice Chairperson, Peace Field Japan)
Mamiko Inahata (President, Nature’s Chest Japan)
Kensuke Mori (Board Member, Akira Foundation)

About International Child Art Foundation (ICAF)*

The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) serves as the national arts & creativity organization for American children and the international arts & creativity organization for the world’s children.
Established in 1997, the ICAF is today independently ranked among the 25 Top Children’s Charities in the United States. Our Arts Olympiad has grown into the world’s largest and most prestigious children’s art program and the World Children’s Festival has become the world’s premier children’s celebration.

*Source: International Child Art Foundation HP (http://www.icaf.org/)
For more information, please click here.