The 8th Art Writer Award for High School Students 

Art Writer Award
高校生アートライター大賞

The Art Writer Award for High School Students is an essay contest that gives students the opportunity to develop the ability to convey their ideas and think about art in their own words.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/~awa/

[Essays in Japanese]
Write a 2000-Japanese-character essay about your view on art.
Essay Topic Sectors
• Creative Experience: Write about your experience of creating art works.
• Work Research: Write about the work that the professional artist created.
• Artistic Support: Write about the interaction between art and people.
Application Deadline: Oct/9/2019 (Wed)
Announcement of Results: January 2020 (online)
Awards: Grand Prize – 3 entries / Award for Excellence – 17 entries / Winning Entries – 30 entries / School Prize

[Essays in English]
Write a 1000-English-word essay about your view on art.
Essay Topic Sectors
• Japanese Art: Write about Japanese art.
• Creative Experience: Write about your experience of creating art works.
Application Deadline: May/31/2019 (Fri)
Announcement of Results: October 2019 (online)
Awards: Grand Prize – 1 to 3 entries / Award for Excellence – 5 to 10 entries / Winning Entries

Rules
Applicants must be high school students or students attending a public institution equivalent to an upper secondary
school at the time of the application.
The essay must be written by the individual.
Please give each essay a title.
You may think and write logically about the topic like a short thesis.
You may talk about your personal feelings like a reminiscence.
You may also focus on reporting your topic like journalism.
In terms of “Art,” we assume that there will be visual arts focused on art and design; however, the essay writer can
define art according to his or her own view.
Images and the list of reference material are not included in the character or word count.

How to Apply
Follow the instruction in the website and submit through the internet.
www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/~awa/
Award Ceremony: February 2020
Personal Information
Information submitted through the online application form will be encrypted and safely stored. Any personal
information submitted will be strictly managed and controlled, and will only be used for this contest. The University
of Tsukuba will hold the copyright of all submitted essays. The University of Tsukuba may publicize essays as
published material or over the internet. We will not return any submitted essays.
Hosted by the School of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba
Endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 
Endorsed by the National Association of Art and Craft in High School
Endorsed by the International Society for Education Through Art – InSEA
Cooperated by COPIC, Turner Color Inc., Tools University of Tsukuba Shop, Liquitex
Directed by the Art Environment Support Course in the University of Tsukuba

Contact
Professor Toshio Naoe, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken, 305-8574 Japan
Tel & Fax +81-29-853-2821  naoe@geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp

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