Cooperating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Nikon has organized the 23rd International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other partners, hoping to raise environmental awareness among children who will be the future.
Although Nikon will no longer cosponsor the event after the 23rd contest, Nikon will continue to spread children's environmental message to the world by showcasing the winning entries at exhibitions and distributing postcards.
The 23rd International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment
Nikon believes that it is important to foster environmental conservation awareness among children who are going to be our future, in order to preserve this precious earth for future generations. Nikon has hence organized the International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment from its 15th to 23rd terms with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE).
We have received about a total of 4.37 million entries from over 100 countries.
The theme of the 23rd competition was "Food Waste", with the subthemes, "Save the Planet - Save Food" and "Wasting Food is Wasting the Planet". The competition received 69,375 entries from around the world. From these entries, eight winners were chosen through regional screenings in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, North America and West Asia, and a global screening convention in Japan. The winning paintings are shown below.
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Relaying Messages from Children
Nikon exhibits award winning paintings of the International Children's Painting Competition at the UNEP Information Corner in Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Hyogo, and Aichi to convey children's messages of appealing for environmental conservation to many people. Nikon holds this panel exhibition in cooperation with the Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Association of the Earth, which promotes UNEP in Japan. Its activities include publishing Japanese versions of UNEP's official magazines such as "Our Plant" and "TUNZA".
Nikon also supports the promotion of these official magazines. For this reason, the winning paintings of the International Children's Paining Competition are alternately exhibited with UNEP's environmental information panels at the UNEP Information Corner.
For more information about the UNEP Information Corner, please visit the Association of the Earth's website.