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5th International Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition

"Global Shodo at Yasuda"





Application Guidelines

[1] Outline of the Exhibition

1.

Applicants must use the online Entry Form to register for the exhibition.

2.

Email (with attachment) will be used as the primary medium to contact you.

3.

Please note that prize winners and their calligraphy work will be announced and published on this website.

4.

Information about this competition is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. However, we accept the Entry Form and emails written only in Japanese, English, or Chinese.

[2] Sponsor

Hiroshima Prefecture

[3] Schedule

Friday July 12, 2019:

Call for entries of Japanese calligraphy work on this website

Thursday December 5, 2019:

Deadline for registration (via the online Entry Form ) and submission by post of calligraphy work

Friday January 24, 2020:

Result announcement (on this website)

Late February 2020:

Prize-winning calligraphy work published on this website

Late February 2020:

Prizes and certificate of merit sent by post, and the electric data of the certificate sent by email to prize winners

[4] Japanese Calligraphy Categories

(1) Penmanship

(2) Brush Writing

(3) Character Design

(4) [Reiwa]

[5] Age Categories

(1) Kindergarten (Preschool)

(2) Elementary School

(3) Middle school

(4) High School

(5) Adult (including college students)

[6] Entry Classification

(1) Individual entry

(2) Group entry

[7] Entry Fee

Free

[8] Jury

Faculty teachers of the Department of Calligraphy of Yasuda Women's University

[9] Guideline for Creating Calligraphy Work

1. Penmanship

1) Topic

a.

Choose the topic of your choice.

b.

Use either Japanese or Chinese text.

c.

Kindergarten (Preschool) / Elementary school children: Examples of topics that we deem to be suitable for kindergarten or elementary school children can be found on the Penmanship Examples Webpage. The examples can be printed out.

2) Paper

a.

The work must be created using one of the 6 penmanship formats (select the appropriate one) which can be downloaded from the Penmanship Paper Webpage, and printed out.

b.

Alternatively, you can create your own frame for your work based on the formats shown on the Penmanship Paper Webpage. In that case, the paper size must be B5.

3) Writing tools

a.

Kindergarten (Preschool): Use the writing tool of your choice (crayon or any kind of hard-point pen)

b.

Elementary school: Use a 2B or darker pencil

c.

Middle school / High school / Adult: Use a pen with black ink. (You can use any type of pen except pencil.)

4) Writing down your name

a.

Kindergarten (Preschool): It's your choice to write or not to write your name.

b.

Elementary school / Middle school / High school: Write your grade and name.

c.

Adult: Write the place you live and your name.


2.Brush Writing

1) Topic

a.

Kindergarten (Preschool): Choose the topic of your choice.

b.

Elementary school / Middle school: Choose the topic of your choice.

c.

High school: Choose the topic of your choice. The imitation of classical calligraphy works (Rinsho) is also accepted.

d.

Adult: Choose the topic of your choice. However, entries must be the original work of the registered entrant.

e.

Kindergarten (preschool) and elementary school children are encouraged to create their work by referring to examples found on the Brush Writing Examples Webpage.

2) Note

a.

Use either Japanese or Chinese text as much as possible.

b.

If you choose a language other than Japanese or Chinese, please provide the meaning of your calligraphy work in either Japanese, Chinese, or English.

3) Paper size

No limit. Choose the size you need for your work.

4) Writing down your name

a.

Kindergarten (Preschool): Write your name on the left side of the paper if you wish to write it.

b.

Elementary school / Middle school: Write your grade and name on the left side of the paper.

c.

High school / Adult: Sign your name or put your seal on a place you deem appropriate on the paper.


3.Character design

1) Topic

a.

Choose the topic of your choice.

b.

Entries must be your own original brush writing design or something which resembles brush-stroke forms of characters.

c.

Your entry could be three-dimensional calligraphy work or even digital video art showing calligraphy characters, if the requirements specified in "b." are met.

E.g.:

Typographic design, brush lettering on items, such as a T-shirt or fan, 3D lettering with a brush pen, digital video art which involves the movements of calligraphy.

2) Others

a.

This exhibition is open to anyone who wishes to take part.

b.

If you have any questions about a work you wish to enter or a method of sending your work, please contact the "Global Shodo at Yasuda" Office.


4. [Reiwa]

1) Topic

a.

Select one type of script from "令和", "れいわ", "レイワ", "REIWA", "Reiwa" or "reiwa".

b.

Use a calligraphy brush.

c.

Use Japanese calligraphy paper (approx. 33 x 24 cm).

d.

You may use any font type and style of handwriting of your choice.

2) Additional Information

a.

Anyone interested is welcome to participate.

b.

If you have any questions about a work you wish to enter, please contact the "Global Shodo at Yasuda" Office.

[10] Entry Guidelines

1. Individual entry [Deadline: Thursday December 5, 2019]

1) All participants must use the online Entry Form to register for the exhibition.

2) Send the original work to the "Global Shodo at Yasuda" Office. We also accept electronic submission. Please send electronic files of your work as attachments by email.

3) Fill out an Exhibition Form (or create your own exhibition form on paper similar in size and format), and attach it to your original work.

4) After posting your calligraphy work and Exhibition Form, please email our "Global Shodo at Yasuda" Office to inform us that you have sent it. Write your name and registration number on the subject line of your email.

5) We will contact you by email as soon as your calligraphy work has arrived at our office.

2. Group Entry [Deadline: Thursday December 5, 2019]

1) The group representative must use the online Entry Form to register for the exhibition.

2) Download and fill out the Group Members' Information Excel File, and send us as an attachment by email. You can also create your own Group Members' Information form on paper similar in size and format, and send it by attaching it to your original work.

3) Send the original work to the "Global Shodo at Yasuda" Office. We also accept electronic submission. Please send electronic files of your work as attachments by email.

4) Fill out an Exhibition Form (Alternatively, you can create your own exhibition form on paper similar in size and format), and attach it to your original work.

5) After posting the group's calligraphy work and Exhibition Forms, please email our "Global Shodo at Yasuda" Office to inform us that you have sent them. Write the name of the group representative and registration number on the subject line of your email.

6) We will contact the group representative by email as soon as the calligraphy work has arrived at our office.

3. Note

1) Participants may submit only one entry for each of the three categories.

2) Please note that works you submitted will not be returned.

3) If you cannot access the Entry Form for security reasons, please apply by email.

[11] Prizes

1. Prizes

1)

Five first prize winners will be selected:

a.

Two from the Penmanship Category (One from Kindergarten (Preschool) / Elementary / Middle category, and one from High school / Adult category)

b.

Two from the Brush Writing Category (One from Kindergarten (Preschool) / Elementary school / Middle school category, and one from High school / Adult category)

c.

One from the Character Design Category and [Reiwa] Category

2)

Other prizes: Grand, platinum, palladium, gold, silver, bronze, honorable mention, and merit

2. Results Announcement

1)

All prize winners will be announced on this website.

2)

The work of participants who won the platinum prize or higher will be published on this website.

3)

A certificate of participation and gifts will be provided to all participants.

4)

An overview of works entered in this exhibition will be published on this website.

[12] Additional Information

1)

The decisions of the jury are final and not subject to appeal.

2)

The copyright in the work will belong to the exhibition organizer.

3)

Personal information collected during the course of this exhibition will not be used for anything other than this international calligraphy exhibition.

[13] Contact Us

"Global Shodo at Yasuda" Office
Department of Calligraphy, Faculty of Letters,
Yasuda Women's University,
6-13-1, Yasuhigashi, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 731-0153,Japan
Email: global-s@yasuda-u.ac.jp
Fax: +81-82-878-7725