The 12-year-old Iranian girls Aylin Alizadeh and Maedeh Taheri are among the winners of the first prize in the international section.
Mohammad Mani Rabiee, 11 years old, won the special prize at the event.
Panisa Momtazian, 7 years old, received the Judges’ special prize.
Since 1999, Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) and International Certification Organization Network (IQNet) 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 21 times and this year we’ve had over 14,000 entries from a record-breaking 80 countries and regions. In total, we have received more than 330,000 drawings up to now. Full of imagination and artistic sensitivity, children drew pictures about nature and animals, their families, and the surrounding area. The pictures also contain the message towards the global environment, beyond borders and differences in their background cultures and languages.