About the Contest
Since 1999, Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) and IQNET – The International Certification Network have been hosting the JQA International Environmental Children’s Drawing Contest for children aged 7 to 15 years old from around the world, supported by UNICEF Tokyo Office.
So far, the contest has been held 20 times. The 20th drawing contest received over 12,000 entries from a record breaking 88 countries and regions. In total, the contest has received more than 320,000 drawings up to this period.
IQNET and JQA hope that this contest provides the children an opportunity to think about the global environment by expressing their inspiration from nature’s bounty. At the same time, efforts to protecting nature will be further encouraged through appreciation of children’s creations.
The judging committee for many years has been spearheaded by Kinutani Koji, Painter/Emeritus Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, with Kimura Yasumasa, Director UNICEF Tokyo Office, JQA and IQNET Management as members.