Announcement of Global Prize Winners of the 22nd International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment

August 2, 2013

Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President), with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE) and Bayer AG, held the global screening convention in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 12, 2013, and selected 60 global prize winners of the 22nd International Children's Painting Competition.

The theme of the 22nd competition, "Water: Where does it come from? — Water: The Source" that was inspired by the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation attracted 697,876 entries from 110 countries around the world. After careful screening, the first prize global winner was awarded to Ms. Chiratchaya Kaeokamkong in Thailand.

1st prize global winner: Chiratchaya Kaeokamkong, 12 years old, Thailand

Please visit the shared album of "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" (Nikon's image sharing and storage site) to view 60 works awarded the 1st to 5th global prizes as well as six works awarded the regional prizes.

The award-giving ceremony has been scheduled in New York for September 2013 for the 1st and 2nd global prize winners and regional winners from North America, Latin America/Caribbean, Asia/Pacific, West Asia, Europe, and Africa. At the ceremony, the 1st and 2nd global prize winners will receive US$2,000 and US$1,000, respectively, with plaques.

The International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment is an open competition for children across the world, co-sponsored by UNEP, FGPE, Bayer AG and Nikon Corporation. This annual event aims to convey children's message to "Conserve the earth!" directly to people's hearts. Approximately 4,300,000 entries were submitted to date, and all of the submitted works have been stored in the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan, for research purposes.

For detailed information on the International Children's Painting Competition, visit the site below.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.