[Finished] Prize-giving ceremony for the 3rd NIES Picture Contest

July 8 (Tuesday), 2014
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National Institute for Environmental Studies
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Entries for the 3rd NIES Picture Contest, which took as its theme "What will you save 30 years from now?" will be displayed at the NIES Summer Open House, to be held on July 19 (Saturday), 2014. There will also be a prize-giving ceremony for the winning entries. The contest, which is this year being held for the third 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 that of environmental research. This year there were a total of 212 entries, from which 11 were chosen to receive prizes at the prize-giving ceremony.

1. Overview of the Prize-giving Ceremony for the 3rd NIES Picture Contest

Date and Time: July 19 (Saturday), 2014, 10:00-10:30
Venue: Chuukaigishitsu, OHYAMA Memorial Hall, National Institute for Environmental Studies
(Onogawa 16-2, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture)

2. Prize-winning Entries

After careful deliberation, the competition panel and the NIES President selected the following as the prize-winning entries [NOTE: Titles below are translations of the original Japanese]

"Outstanding" – TOP PRIZE

This is the Japan that I love, Haruya KOMATANI, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture

"Excellent" – Runners Up

The global orbit of human kindness, Hina SAITOU, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture
The keepers of nature's bounties, Natsuki ICHIKAWA, Okazaki-shi, Aichi Prefecture

Center for Global Environmental Research Prize

The beauty of terraced rice fields, Hana KUBOTA, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research Prize

The brilliance of water, Karin SHIMADA, Sendai-shi, Miyagi Prefecture

Center for Environmental Risk Research Prize

A future of limitless creatures and streets, Hayato NINOMIYA, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa Prefecture

Center for Regional Environmental Research Prize

Iwamura Forest, Nagiho HAMA, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture

Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies Prize

The nature I want to protect, Miyu MAKISHIMA, Hitachiota-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture

Center for Environmental Health Sciences Prize

A moment of happiness, Miku FUKUSHIMA, Toride-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture

Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research Prize

Our heritage into the future, Midori DEGUCHI, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture

Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis Prize

Nature 30 years from today, Hiroe ARAMAKI, Ibaraki Prefecture