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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
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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

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