Prize-giving Ceremony for the 1st National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Picture

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July 18 (Wednesday), 2012
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Entries for the 1st NIES Picture Contest, which took as its theme “An Environmental City, 20 Years in the Future” will be displayed at the NIES Summer Open House, to be held on July 21 (Saturday), 2012. There will also be a prize-giving ceremony for the winning entries. This contest, which is this year being held for the first time, aims to deepen the interest and understanding of the next generation in environmental issues, as they will determine the future of such issues as well as of environmental research. There were a total of 321 entries, from which 12 were chosen to receive prizes at the prize-giving ceremony.

Overview of the Prize-giving Ceremony for the 1st NIES Picture Contest

Date: July 21 (Saturday), 2012 Time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: OHYAMA Memorial Hall, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Onogawa 16-2, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Prize-winning Entries
After careful deliberation, the competition panel and the NIES President selected the following as the prize-winning entries [NOTE: Titles below are translations of the original Japanese]

“Outstanding” - TOP PRIZE: “Near-future Nostalgia”, Kaede KAEDA, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

“Excellent” :
① “LOVE the Earth”, Sakura FUJIMOTO, Inashigunmihomura, Ibaraki Prefecture
② “Tsukuba Environmental City”, Shogi NIKI, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture
③ “Tsukuba: A People- and Nature-friendly City”, Natsumi SAITO, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

“Honorable Mention” : Center for Global Environmental Research Prize - “Warm City”, Azumi SUZUKI, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research Prize -“My Dream”, Akemi SAKAMOTO, Aomori City.
Center for Environmental Risk Research Prize - “Kingfisher City”, Kayami BOKUYA, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Center for Regional Environmental Research Prize - “Harmony of Nature and Civilization”, Shinya YOSHIDA, Toride City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies Prize -“Roadside Light”, Daito FUTAMOTO, Kawamuragun Yanaidzumachi, Fukushima Prefecture
Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research Prize - “Natural City of Energy Conservation and Energy Creation”, Rei YAMAGUCHI, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki prefecture
Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis Prize - “The Green Town”, Tomoki OZAWA, Ryugasaki City, Ibaraki Prefecture