Announcing the Results for the 4th Annual New Year’s Greeting Card Contest

We are pleased to announce the results for the 2020 New Year’s Greeting Card Contest for Elementary, Middle and High School students. Every year, Japanese people send New Year’s cards, or nengajo, to friends, family, and coworkers and we are glad to be able to share this Japanese tradition with local students. Over 540 cards from 19 schools throughout Northern California will be displayed in the Japan Information and Cultural Center gallery from January 24 through February 20, 2020. We hope you will visit our gallery.


Elementary School Division

Grand Prize
Mion C. (3rd Grade)
Award of Excellence
Yuki V. (5th Grade)
Award of Excellence
Mika T. (5th Grade)


Special Recognition

Traditional Award: Kokomi K. (4th Grade)
Creative Award: Joe K. (1st Grade)
Judges’ Award: Momo D. (3rd Grade)


Middle and High School Division

Grand Prize
Abigail H. (12th Grade)
Award of Excellence
Cindy F. (12th Grade)
Award of Excellence
Christine N. (12th Grade)


Special Recognition

Traditional Award: Crystal N. (10th Grade)
Creative Award: Jaden C. (6th Grade)
Judges’ Award: Emily Y. (12th Grade)


Participating Schools

American International Montessori School
Clarendon Elementary School JBBP
Cupertino High School
Diablo Nippongo Gakuen
George Washington High School
Golden Gate Institute (Kinmon Gakuen)
Homestead High School
Little Angeles Nihongo Class
Los Gatos High School
Lowell High School
Monte Vista Christian School
Monte Vista High School
Mountain View High School
Oakland Nippongo Gakuen
San Jose Betsuin Japanese Language School
San Mateo Nippon Gakuyen
Silver Creek High School
The Harker School

Exhibit Term and Hours

January 24, 2020 – February 20, 2020 (Monday – Friday, except holidays)
9:00 am - Noon; 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Japan Information & Cultural Center
Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
275 Battery Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco CA 94111

Free and Open to the Public

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