The 16th Nakamura Keith Haring Collection International Children’s Drawing Contest, co-organized by CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd., is now accepting entries.

Deadline: Must arrive no later than September 16th, 2024 at 5 pm Japan Time

The theme of this year’s competition is “Peace”.
Entries will be judged by a panel of judges who are active on the world stage in a variety of fields.
The winning entries, selected from more than 1,000 entries each year, will be exhibited with Haring’s works in the “Room of Hope” at the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection for one week after the award ceremony.

We look forward to receiving many submissions. For application guidelines and application procedures, please see the following website:

About the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection International Children’s Drawing Contest
This contest aims to create a place where children with a free view of the world can express their ideas and convey their messages to society through their artwork, following the legacy of Keith Haring, an artist who engaged in social activities through art. Since its inception in 2009, the contest has received a total of more than 14,000 entries from about 50 countries and regions around the world. The contest has received the “Mecenat Award 2022,” which recognizes outstanding mecenat activities (creation of a prosperous society through the promotion of arts and culture), in recognition of its past activities.

Aims and Objectives of CMIC Group Co-sponsorship

Keith Haring is a New York artist who represents the contemporary art of the 80’s. Throughout his life, he has been involved in social activities such as child welfare education, children’s workshops around the world, and HIV/AIDS prevention awareness activities. In 1987, he worked with children in Tama City, Tokyo, to create murals. Inheriting Keith Haring’s legacy of hope, love, and peace for children’s future, CMIC Group has been supporting the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection International Children’s Drawing Contest since 2009. The purpose of the contest is to contribute to society by providing children with opportunities to freely flap their wings in a global society, with an understanding of different races, religions, cultures, and environments.

Special thanks to The Keith Haring Foundation, Miss Grand Japan, Hokuto City
Supported by: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture Board of Education, Hokuto City Board of Education