Update on result announcement of Creative Karuta Award 2019-20

Thanks so much for many entries to Creative Karuta Award 2019-20.
We received over 1000 creative works from all over the world.

We planned to announce the contest result in May and to hold the
Award ceremony in June but we cannot go ahead as planned under a
state of emergency declared by Japanese government.

So we would like to inform you the updated procedures as follows.

(1)Award Ceremony
We will not hold the ceremony in June. We hope to hold it next year.

(2)Judging for Age category
We plan to announce the result in June.

(3)Judging for Country category
We planned to seek the judgement of each country expert but we cannot
do it under the corona virus pandemic worldwide. On the other hand we
found many countries with no entry work or not enough quality work.
So we plan to hold additional contest to receive quality work for those countries.
We will update our plan for this category in June.

Many of you must be anxious about the result but we sincerely hope you understand the
above update.

‘Creative Karuta Award 2019-20’ office

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The following artworks were picked up randomly from among 1000 entry works.
This is not related to contest judging at all.