The 2nd World Wood Day International Competitions
第2回ワールド・ウッド・デー木製楽器・音具創作コンクール
The 2nd World Wood Day (WWD) International Competition Creating Wooden Musical Instruments or Sound Apparatuses
Theme
Create your own sound with wood and bamboo
Purpose
This Competition is held to foster interests in forests and wood and a familiarity with musical culture by creating your own musical instruments made of wood and bamboo, rather than playing existing instruments. This means the created instrument does not have to be able to play scales or clear pitches. Please use your own ideas to create a "musical instrument" or an "sound apparatus" that can produce the "sound" of your choice.
Organizers
Japan Wood Culture Society (JWCS)
International Wood Culture Society (IWCS)
Sponsors
World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF)
Jury
Chair Akinori Yamashita, Expert of Wood Processing and Education/ Emeritus Professor of Shimane University
Members Kiyoko Motegi, Researcher of Sound Apparatuses/ Emeritus Professor of Joetsu University of Education
Tetsuya Okada, Director of Tokyo Toy Museum
Masataka Matsuo, Professor of Senzoku Gakuen College of Music/ Composer, Conductor and Music Planner
Timeline and Deadlines
Competition Announcement
January 23, 2023
Entry Submission
January 23 to March 6, 2023
Winner Announcement
March 21, 2023 (World Wood Day)
  • *The winners and awards will be announced on the official website of the Competition. Please note that the photos of instruments submitted by the entries will be introduced on the competition website as well as websites and social media of the organizers.
Entry Fee
There is no entry fee for submission.
Entry Qualification
Open to all, no restrictions on professional status, age or nationality.
Awards
Grand Prize
Representative Director of Japan Wood Culture Society Award
The winning entrant will receive an honorable certificate and prize JPY100,000.
Runner-Ups
President of International Wood Culture Society Award
Chair of the World Wood Day Foundation Award
Two winning entrants will each receive an honorable certificate and prize JPY50,000.
  • *Not all awards will be given if there is no applicable entry.
Rules and Regulations
  1. Open to all, no restrictions on professional status, age or nationality.
  2. There is no entry fee for submission.
  3. Please create a musical instrument or an sound apparatus whose structure is mainly made of wood, bamboo or both.
  4. It does not matter whether it is a wind, string, percussion or a keyboard instrument, etc. The birth of newly creative musical instruments or sound apparatuses is mostly looked forward to by the organizers.
  5. There is no particular limit for the size or weight of the instruments or apparatuses, but specialized or large-scale tools and machines are not preferred to be used for the making of submitted instruments or apparatuses.
  6. Please take photos that clearly show the detailed shape of the completed instrument or apparatus (front, side, top, etc.) for entry submission.
  7. Please also record a video of performance with the completed instrument or apparatus within 3 minutes for entry submission.
  8. Entries are limited to those that have not yet been published or that have not been awarded in any other competitions or contests by March 21, 2023.
  9. All entry submissions must be original and created by the submitter. If any submitted work is copied or is plagiarized, the entry will be disqualified even after it has been awarded.
Submission Guidelines
  1. Please go to the Competition website and fill out the entry form.
  2. Please upload the photos of the created instrument or apparatus to the entry form.
  3. Please upload the video of the performance with the created instrument or apparatus to Dropbox, etc. and provide the URL by pasting it into the entry form.
  4. Please make a presentation sheet to provide the detailed information of the created instrument or apparatus and upload it to the entry form. Please note that the presentation sheet will be an important reference for the jury.
  5. Please name the submission files as following:
    Full name_Entry title of your instrument or apparatus_mp4. avi. mov. flv. pdf. jpg. txt. doc. docx. ppt. pptx. etc.
  6. Please check if the above mentioned steps a. to d. have been completed before you press the submission button.
Submission form
Please click "Confirm" after fill out the following submission form.
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Submission form
Please click "Confirm" after fill out the following submission form.
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Name *
Age
Nationality
Address *
Telephone No. *
Email Address *
Musical Instrument Name *
URL of storaged video data *
Musical Instrument Photo 1 *
Musical Instrument Photo 2
Musical Instrument Photo 3
Presentation Sheet *
第2回ワールド・ウッド・デー木製楽器・音具創作コンクール