Information on 21 countries for Creative Karuta Award 2020

Hello. We are calling for drawings on the theme of 21 countries at Creative Karuta Award 2020.

If you are not sure of those countries, please look at our web page
at https://karuta2020.tokyo/learn-21-countries/.
You can see a list of sample subjects to draw and some Youtube videos.

Among the 21 countries, we have not received any drawings on the following eight (8) countries.
If you are not sure which country you want to draw, please consider drawing those countries.
Afghanistan,
Angola,
Eritrea,
Jamaica,
Liberia,
Mauritania,
North Korea,
and Panama.

 

Country category – Creative Karuta Award 2019-2020

Hello. In June we announced the result of Age category. Today we would
like to share the status of the country category with you.

For the country category we will select one work(drawing) for each country,
a total of 206 works. It became clear that there were no suitable work
in the following 21 countries through the last contest. So we decided to
hold another contest called “Creative Karuta Award 2020” to collect
the works of those 21 countries. The deadline is on 29th January 2021.
For more information, please visit https://karuta2020.tokyo/en/creative-karuta-award/creative-karuta-award-2020/.

On the other hand we have enough works for the other 185 countries and
we are going to select one work per one country and will announce the
result by March 2021. We sincerely apologize for such a large delay in
the announcement of results.

Asia
Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea, Tajikistan, Yemen

Oceania:
Solomon Islands

Africa:
Angola, Eritrea, Ghana, Liberia, Libya, Mauritania, Togo

Americas:
Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama

Europe:
Luxembourg, San Marino

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.

Extension of Deadline: Creative Karuta Award

We would like to inform you that the deadline of entry to Creative Karuta Award
was changed. 

Please find the new dates.

Deadline: 31st March 2020
Result announcement: May 2020
Award Ceremony: June 2020

We now call “Creative Karuta Award 2019-20.

According to this change we revised the Entry Form but of course we will accept the former Form.

We look forward to receiving your entries. 

Global Karuta 2018 – Winning works of Creative Karuta Award 2018

We have just completed printing a new set of karuta cards ‘Global Kruta 2018’
which is a prize to the winners of Creative Karuta Award 2018.

This is a bilingual, English and Japanese, version of karuta cards featuring charms
of 21 countries, using the 30 works selected from 847 works created by over 800
people from 27 countries, who participated in the international contest or creative
workshops in 2018.  Most of Japanese clues were newly created by Karuta project
team.

Here are the cards.

Results of Creative Karuta Award 2018

Thanks for many entries to Creative Karuta Award 2018. We received 629 entries from
27 countries. Here we would like to announce the result of the contest. 

About Creative Karuta Award 2018

This is an international Art & Writing Contest to create ‘karuta’, a traditional Japanese card game,
themed as “Share a charm of various towns, countries around the world”. Everybody was invited to
submit a pair of drawing/painting & phrases expressing their favorite scenes/objects in their
home/chosen country. The Award had 5 age categories such as 7 years old or younger, 8-11
years old, 12-15 years old, 16-19 years old and 20 years old or older.

The results

The total 20 works were selected as an award winning work. Originally 15 works were planned to
select but 5 works were added because so many high quality works were entered.

Prize

The winners will receive a set of karuta cards ‘Global Karuta 2018’ showing the all winning works at the Award Ceremony.

Award Ceremony

Date: Sunday, 10th February 2019 – Time: 1 pm
Venue: Ribbon room, Hosoda Komuten
Address: 3-35-21 Asagaya Minami, Suginami, Tokyo
Access: a few minutes’ walk from South Exit of Asagaya station, JR Chuo & Sobu line
Note: The ceremony will be held as part of Karuta Festival 2019

Exhibition & Publication

All winning original works will be exhibited on the ‘Karuta Festival 2019 and be published on ‘Karuta 2020’ website after the Festival.

 

‘Creative Karuta Award 2018’ Office

 

 

Creative Karuta Award 2018: timing on the result announcement

Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for your entry to Creative Karuta Award 2018. 

We received 629 entry works from 27 countries. 

We plan to send an email to the winners by 15th January and 
announce the results on our website in February 2019. 

Due to the volume of entries we can send our email to the only 
winners, I am afraid. 

Thanks again for your entry!

 

All karuta cards – Creative Karuta Award 2017

Now you can see all karuta cards created with the winning works of Creative Karuta Awards 2017.

Results of Creative Karuta Award 2017

About Creative Karuta Award 2017

  • This is an Art & Writing Contest to create ‘karuta’, a traditional Japanese card game, themed around “Share the charm of Japan and the world”.
  • Everybody is invited to submit a pair of drawing/painting & phrases expressing their favorite scenes/objects in their home/chosen country.
  • The Award has 4 sections such as Primary children, Secondary students, University students and Working adults.
  • In 2017 We received 449 entries from 19 countries and their topics covers 43 countries.

 

The results

  • The total 12 works (3 works per section) were selected to win ‘Excellence Award’
  • ‘Special Award’ was newly set up to award additional 14 works because so many high quality works were entered this time.
  • See the below list of winners

 

Prizes

  • The winners will be awarded with a set of bilingual karuta cards, ‘Global Karuta 2017’ using the 26 winning works.

 

Award ceremony

  • Date: Saturday, 10th February 2018 – Time: 1 pm
  • Venue: Ribbon room, Hosoda Komuten
  • Address: 3-35-21 Asagaya Minami, Suginami, Tokyo
  • Access: a few minutes walk from South Exit of Asagaya station, JR Chuo & Sobu line
  • Note: The ceremony will be held as part of Karuta Festival 2018 offering Karuta exhibition, workshops.

 

Exhibitions

  • All winning works will be exhibited on the ‘Karuta Festival 2018’ on 10th February.
  • The works will be also up on the website after the Festival.