The 1st National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Picture Contest – An Environmental City, 20 Years in the Future
Public Relations Office, Planning Department, National Institute for Environmental Studies
The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) announces the 1st NIES Picture Contest, for Junior High-school students nationwide. The submission period for contest entries will be from April 10 (Tuesday) to June 4 (Monday), 2012. This contest, which is this year being held for the first time, aims to deepen the interest and understanding of the next generation in environmental issues, as they will determine the future of such issues as well as of environmental research.
The theme of the current contest is “An Environmental City, 20 Years in the Future”. We wish to receive depictions of a future city which has environmentally-friendly streets and which incorporates nature. Selected entries will be displayed on the NIES homepage from July 10 (Tuesday), 2012, and all entrants will also receive a commemorative prize. In addition, the winning entries will be displayed during the National Institute for Environmental Studies Summer Open House, to be held on July 21 (Saturday), 2012.
Application details for “The 1st NIES Picture Contest”
An Environmental City, 20 Years in the Future
What kind of an adult will you be in 20 years time? Your town and region will probably have changed a lot! It will almost certainly be more comfortable, and probably more fun. Please use your imagination in depicting how the kind of environmentally-friendly or nature-rich town/city in which you would like to live in will look like in 20 years time.
Junior High-school Students
3. Entry Specifications
Picture Size = L 54cm X H 38cm. The picture should be drawn laterally.
Writing can be incorporated in the picture.
(Please also include a description or explanation of the picture in less than 300 words)
Fill-in application form and attach it to the back of your picture (see below)
* Entries are limited to original works which have not previously been presented
* To avoid creasing or bending, send your entry in a boarded envelope
* The copyright of the works entered into the competition will revert to the National Institute for Environmental Studies. Entries will be returned to applicants
* Any personal information shared during the application process will only be used in relation to the current competition, and for no other purpose
June 4 (Monday), 2012 (items postmarked up to/on this date)
5. Send Entries to
National Institute for Environmental Studies
6. Judging Panel
President, National Institute for Environmental Studies, with competition panel
“Outstanding” - Top Prize: 1 person;“Excellent”/Second Prize - 2 persons; Honorable Mention - several persons; Commemorative Prize - all applicants.
Separate prizes will be awarded to all the top places.
8. Posting of Prizewinning Entries
Prizewinning entries will be published on the homepage of the National Institute for Environmental Studies from July 10 (Tuesday), 2012 (prizewinners wil be contacted directly)
9. Exhibition of Entries
There will be an exhibition of the entries at the National Institute for Environmental Studies Summer Open House, to be held on July 21 (Saturday), 2012, and on the homepage of NIES
10. Prize-giving Ceremony
A ceremony will be held during the National Institute for Environmental Studies Summer Open House
Tsukuba City Board of Education
13. Collaborative Partners
In addition to mail submissions, it will also be possible to submit your entries from April 27 (Friday), 2012, at the following locations:
i. Tsukuba Science Information Centre
Hours : 09:00 – 17:45
Holidays : Every Monday, or when Monday falls on a public holiday, the following day
Address : Azuma 1-10-1, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki prefecture
ii. ACADEMIA,iias Tsukuba
Hours : 10:00-21:00
Holidays : Open year-round
Address : C50-1, Kenkyu-gakuen, Ibaraki Prefecture
National Institute for Environmental Studies, Planning Department, 029-850-2827