1st International Original Kanji Competition - 2020 - "FUN"

Senior division (高校生部門)
Grand prize:
Erica Brown, Melbourne Girls' College, Australia

Mr.&Mrs. Jack and Kelley Scott-Gentle Award:
Tony Wu, Ritsumeikan high school, Japan

AGI Award:
Honoka Ise, Harrison high school, USA

Junior division (中学生部門)
Grand prize:
Atsuki Kojima, Taki junior high school, Japan

Mr.&Mrs. Jack and Kelley Scott-Gentle Award:
Leo Sano, South Pasadena middle school, USA

AGI Award:
Chinatsu Ogawa, Kasuga junior high school, Japan

Comments from Judges for 2020 applicants!

Ms. Turner's general comments: I liked all the projects sousaku kanji! But it wasn't always easy to judge people's efforts. Some KANJI presentations were hard for me to understand. It’s important to remember that KANJI is pictorial, it isn't used like the letters in the English alphabet. You don't have to read it.        I tried to evaluate these projects by category. The important points should be: 1) to convey an idea to people all at once, 2) to including the theme "FUN", and 3) to look artistic – I should want to put it in my room as shodou (calligraphy).  I would like the participants to keep working and to discuss their projects with each other. Please keep this group working and enjoying KANJI.

 

Ms. Yoshimura's general comments: They all had great ideas and I can see lots of efforts. However, In some cases the intention and meaning were not conveyed in the works. It would be important that the work does not need lots of explanations by words. Also, the presentation should be given more thoughts. What are the differences between simple pencil/pen wiring, calligraphy and printing for your intention? What is the best way for your presentation? This affects the artistic value of your work.