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"Umi & Sakana" Competition

Visiting Schools for Classes and Hands-on Learning

The “Umi & Sakana (ocean and fish) ” Children’s Research and Artwork Competition aims to instill an interest in the sea and fish in a greater number of children. Elementary school children are encouraged to submit research or original artwork on the theme of “the oceans, fish, and us.”
The competition was first held in 1982 and Nissui has continued supporting the competition ever since.
As part of the activities to promote entry in this competition, employees of Nissui as well as researchers and experts of other organizations visit schools to hold classes and offer hands-on learning, in order to assist entrants to find themes for the competition.

School Visits

In the school visits, Nissui, with the cooperation of organizations such as the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science and the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, has asked researchers and experts in fish and fisheries to visit the elementary schools around Japan to provide specialized information, which could not be acquired in regular classes, in easy-to-understand terms, under the theme of “Let’s learn about the wonders of the oceans and fish.” The school visits also provide an opportunity for the children to view specimens of real fish and to touch fresh live fish landed at the markets in the morning. After the lectures, children at every school actively ask questions, and some of the questions have been so perceptive that it surprised even the experts.

In 2018, 17 schools were selected for school visits and a total of 1,389 elementary school students enthusiastically took part in these classes.

School Visits

 

School Visits

 

School Visits

 

School Visits

 

School Visits

 

School Visits

 

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Winning Entries of the 37th Competition (2018)

The “Umi & Sakana” Children’s Research and Artwork Competition asking elementary school children to submit research or original artwork on the theme of “the oceans, fish, and us.”
In the 37th Competition held in 2018, as many as 29,172 unique works were submitted from elementary schools from around Japan and the world.
The following are winners in each division.

 

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister’s Award

  Erena Sase

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister’s Award

  Shuya Iwashita

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Chairman’s Award

  Yugo Nakamura

Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency Chairman’s Award

  Seigo Ando

Japanese Society of Fisheries Science Chairman’s Award

  Azusa Hanai

Asahi Shimbun Award

  Hitoha Nakamura

Asahi Gakusei Shimbun Award

  Kanna Koyama

Nissui Award

  Hanto Ino

 

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister’s Award

  Kouto Sakashita

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister’s Award

  Saki Haruta

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Chairman’s Award

  Rinto Sasaki

Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency Chairman’s Award

  Ryosuke Shimamura

Japanese Society of Fisheries Science Chairman’s Award

  Yuuka Tokuyasu

Asahi Shimbun Award

  Masatomo Yamazaki

Asahi Gakusei Shimbun Award

  Sakura Funabiki

Nissui Award

  Iori Sato

Special Overseas Award

  Kwok Yi Shun

DFF Inc., 日本水産株式会社 CSR部CSR課

DFF Inc., 日本水産株式会社 CSR部CSR課

DFF Inc., 日本水産株式会社 CSR部CSR課