Prize-giving Ceremony for the 2nd National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Picture Contest

July 9 (Tuesday), 2013
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National Institute for Environmental Studies
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Entries for the 2nd NIES Picture Contest, which took as its theme “Your Life and the Environment” will be displayed at the NIES Summer Open House, to be held on July 20 (Saturday), 2013. There will also be a prize-giving ceremony for the winning entries. The contest, which is this year being held for the second 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 that of environmental research. This year there were a total of 198 entries, from which 11 were chosen to receive prizes at the prize-giving ceremony.

Overview of the Prize-giving Ceremony for the 2nd NIES Picture Contest

Date: July 20 (Saturday), 2013 Time: 12:00-12:30
Venue: Chukaigishitu, 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:
“The day the world map became borderless”, Midori SHIMA, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

“Excellent” :
① “Engineer kids”, Chihiro OSANAMI, Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture
② “The Milky Way from Tokyo”, Akane KAGEYAMA, Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Center for Global Environmental Research Prize - “Ibaraki SkyCherry”, Miku FUKUSHIMA, Tsuchiura City

Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research Prize -“ A town of beauty and kindness”, Rie IWATA, Aira City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Center for Environmental Risk Research Prize - “An environment for our children and their future”, Aie BAN, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Center for Regional Environmental Research Prize - “Nature-rich Nishiyama’s future”, Ryo AMANO, Yanaidzumachi, Fukushima Prefecture

Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies Prize -“A future of bountiful nature”, Takumi ITOU, Yanaidzumachi, Fukushima Prefecture

Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research Prize - “Increase in food self-sufficiency”, Yuya KAWAMURA, Shimotsuma City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis Prize - “The future I’d like to see”, Kengo NAGAE, Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture.

Center for Environmental Health Sciences Prize - “A Tsukuba where you’d want to live forever”, Natsumi SAITO, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture