The 2nd World Wood Day International Competitions
第2回ワールド・ウッド・デー小学生国際作文コンクール
The 2nd World Wood Day (WWD) International Competition for Children's Writing Composition
Theme
The Forest is A Green Microcosm: I Want to Play in Such a Forest; I Want to Go to Such a Forest
Purpose
To encourage children, who will lead the world, to think about the relationship with nature, and to foster their interests in wood and forests towards a sustainable world.
Organizers
International Wood Culture Society (IWCS)
Japan Wood Culture Society (JWCS)
Sponsors
World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF)
Timeline and Deadlines
Competition Announcement
January 23, 2023
Entry Submission
from January 23 to February 28, 2023
Award Announcement
March 21, 2023 (World Wood Day)
Categories
All 3rd to 6th grade elementary school students as well as equivalent ages and grades residing in Japan
Awards
Representative Director of Japan Wood Culture Society Award
The winning entrant will receive an honorable certificate and a JPY20,000 (USD$200) gift card for bookstores.
Chair of International Wood Culture Society Award
The winning entrant will receive an honorable certificate and a JPY20,000 (USD$200) gift card for bookstores.
Chairman of World Wood Day Foundation Award
One winning entrant will receive an honorable certificate and a JPY20,000 (USD$200) gift card for bookstores.
Honorable Mentions
Each honorable mention will receive an honorable certificate and a JPY2,000 (USD$20) gift card for bookstores.
  • *Not all awards will be given if there is no applicable entry.
Jury
English International Wood Culture Society (IWCS)
Anita Rosen
Former English Teacher/Retired Gerontologist
Charlotte CH Lee
IWCS Operations Manager/Research Fellow
Japanese Japan Wood Culture Society (JWCS)
Yukiko Takahashi
Representative of Takahashi Kobo Co., Ltd./ Member of JWCS Board of Directors
Masaki Takahashi
Member of JWCS Board of Directors Takahiro Yoshino
Founder of Komu Workshop/Representative of NPO Mt.Fuji Wood Culture Society
Rules and Regulations
  1. Entrants must have their parents’ permission to enter the competition.
  2. Please note that the entry is only in English or Japanese. You can write the composition with a typewriter, computer or a pen. If you write with a pencil, please use a dark pencil such as B or B2.
  3. Word limit for the text is less than 1,200 characters in Japanese or less than 700 words in English.
  4. Please do not include drawing or photos in the writing composition.
  5. Only one writing per entry is allowed. The writing must be original and never been published before. If a submission is copied or is plagiarized, the entry will be disqualified even after it has been awarded. The organizers are not responsible for any infringement of the copyrights regarding the copied or plagiarized entries.
  6. The submitted work will not be returned and will be kept by the organizer. Please keep a copy before submitting the entry.
  7. No notification of submission receipt will be sent.
  8. Your personal information will not be used for any purpose other than the purpose of the Writing Competition.
  9. The names, photos, schools and submitted works of entries may be published on the websites of the competition, organizers, sponsors and related publications.
  10. The copyright of the awarded writings belongs to the organizers, Japan Wood Culture Society (JWCS) and International Wood Culture Society (IWCS).
Submission Method
Please print out the flyer (attached PDF) and fill out the entry form. And please send the completed flyer with the required items to the JWCS executive office of the 2nd WWD International Competition by mail delivery.
Required Items for Submission
Flyer with Entry Form
Writing Composition- Please put a staple in the upper left-hand corner of your writing.
  • *Please read the regulations and rules carefully before your submission.
Address and Contact for Submission
Takahashi Kobo Co., Ltd/ JWCS executive office of the 2nd World Wood Day International Competition for Children's Writing Composition

2-4-19, Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0005, Japan

Tel: 03-3814-2839
第2回ワールド・ウッド・デー小学生国際作文コンクール