The 15th Nakamura Keith Haring Collection International Children’s Drawing Contest


The 15th Nakamura Keith Haring Collection International Children’s Drawing Contest


Co-organized by: CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.

Special sponsorship by: Roche Diagnostics K.K.

Special thanks to The Keith Haring Foundation, Miss Grand Japan

Supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture

Board of Education, Hokuto City, Hokuto City Board of Education


The International Children’s Drawing Contest is an annual event that empowers young artists from around the world to express their dreams and hopes through art. As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the contest, we’re thrilled to have received numerous applications from all corners of the globe. We’re proud to be officially recognized by the Keith Haring Foundation and to have a diverse panel of judges, including individuals from fields such as fashion, medicine, beauty, and art.

Our judges evaluate each artwork with care and attention to detail, selecting the best ones based on their creativity, originality, and overall impact. We believe that the contest provides children with an excellent opportunity to showcase their artistic skills and express their ideas in a supportive and encouraging environment.

We’re excited to see the amazing artwork that these young artists will create and look forward to celebrating their creativity and imagination. Join us in supporting and uplifting the next generation of artists!


Theme: Sustainability, One Day in 2030. 

The theme “One Day in 2030” is all about imagining what life might be like in the future, just 7 years from now. It’s a chance to use your imagination to think about where you might be, what you might be doing, and what the world around you could be like.

It’s a fun and exciting opportunity to get creative and think about the future. You can let your imagination run wild and create a piece of art that shows what you think the world could look like in 2030. Who knows, maybe your artwork will inspire others to think about the future too!



Eiji Kamimura (Mayor of Hokuto City)

Keiko Oishi (President and COO CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.)

Kazuo Nakamura (Founder of Nakamura Keith Haring Collection)

Gil Vazquez (Director of The Keith Haring Foundation)

Patricia Field (Costume Designer/Stylist)

Kaoru Yanase (Senior Advisor of Nakamura Keith Haring Collection/Art Critic)

Eriko Yoshii(National Director of Miss Grand Japan)

Hiromi Yoshii (Chief Director of Kiyoharu Art Colony Foundation Yoshii)

Roche Diagnostics K.K.


Schedule of the contest

・Applications for the contest are open from April 20th, 2023 to September 15th, 2023 at 5pm Japan Time. 

・Winners will be announced on September 30th, 2023.

・The award ceremony will take place on October 28th, 2023.


The winners of the contest will be announced in three ways:

  1. On our Official Webpage.
  2. On our Official Social Media accounts.
  3. By sending a direct email to the winners.

This means that participants should keep an eye on our webpage and social media accounts, as well as regularly checking their email in case they are selected as a winner.


Who may enter

Division 1 : Ages 4 to 10

Division 2 : Ages 11 to 18


Application Rules

-Artwork should be submitted on an A4 format, and sculptures are not allowed.
-Submissions can be in any medium or style, including watercolor, oil painting, color pencil, crayon, collage, and others.
-The artwork should be original and created by the submitter. It should not have been published or displayed before.

-Please indicate the correct orientation of your submission by showing which direction is up.

-If submitting by mail (not online), please include the entry sheet attached to the back of the artwork.


Handling of personal information

・The submitted artwork becomes the property of the contest organizer.

・The personal information provided on the entry sheet, such as the participant’s name, region, and age, will be used for the following purposes:

  -To contact the winners of the contest.

  -To publicly announce the winners on our website and social media accounts.

  -To respond to any inquiries from the media regarding the contest or its winners.


Cautions when submitting

・Artwork submitted in a format larger than A4 or without a completed entry sheet will not qualify.

・The contest organizers will not return any submitted artwork. Therefore, please make sure to keep a copy or take a photograph of your artwork before submitting it.


How to apply

There are two ways to apply for the contest: online or by mail.

・For online applications, please fill out the application form on our website.

 Application Form

・For mail applications, please follow these steps:

 -Fill out the entry sheet with your personal information and attach it to your artwork.

 -Send the artwork and entry sheet to the following address:


Nakamura Keith Haring Collection,

Kobuchisawa 10249-7,

Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan,

Postal Code 408-0044.