Calling for submissions for the Second Ikimon Coloring Contest!
Jul. 1, 2021
Ikimon means “living organisms” in the Japanese Kansai dialect.
The bodies of living organisms are very complex, and at the same time, very beautiful. This is why we decided to make a coloring page featuring living organisms!
The theme this time is "The Retina".
Our eyes are at work when reading text in books, writing calculations in your notebook, or even when throwing or kicking a ball.
What does the inside of the eye look like?
At the back of the eye, there is a tissue called the retina, which is lined with many types of cells that receive the light entering the eye and convert them into signals sent to the brain.
Imagine the drama taking place inside the eye as you color the cells that make up the retina!
July 1 - July 11
How to color your work
Create your work using one of the following two methods.
- Download the Ikimon coloring page "The Retina" from this website, and color as you like. You can use a digital or traditional method to color the picture. You can also use any coloring material (colored pencils, crayons, paints, etc.) of your choice.
How to enter the contest
Submit your work using one of the following two methods.
- Via Twitter
- Via e-mail
Tweet the image file of the colored picture with the hashtag #IkimonColoringRetina.
To be considered for the Children’s category, please include the age of the individual who colored the work in the Tweet message or direct message (DM).
Send a photo or image file of the colored picture as an attachment to an e-mail with the subject line, “Ikimon coloring contest”, and also include the nickname (pen name) of the entrant. To be considered for the Children’s category, please include the age of the individual who colored the work in the body of the e-mail.
Announcement of winning submissions
- The winning submissions will be announced during the online event "Jump into Summer of Science!" that will be held on July 22, 2021. After the winners are announced, the results will also be posted on the event website.
- Winners will be selected for Gold Prize (1), Silver Prize (4), Judge’s Special Recognition Award (Bronze Prize) and Children’s category.
- All winners will receive a special souvenir. (Winners will be contacted individually after the announcement.)
- Entries should be submitted as jpg or png format images.
- The copyrights of the submitted works image data will belong to RIKEN.
- Images of submitted works may be posted on the website or SNS.
- The nickname/account name of the winning submissions will also be shown on the website.
- Winners will be notified by direct message (DM) for submissions made by Twitter, or by e-mail for submissions made by e-mail. For those who submit via Twitter, please follow @BDR_RIKEN, or enable your account to “receive messages from anyone.” For those who submit via e-mail, please ensure that you can receive e-mails from “@riken.jp”
- Please note that we cannot send the prize to the winner if we do not receive a response to the notification from the winner.
- The recipient of the Children’s Category Prize will be selected from the submitted works of those 12 years and under. To be considered for the Children’s category, please include the age of the individual who colored the work in the Tweet message or the e-mail.
The following submissions will be disqualified
- Submission of works other than the Ikimon Coloring Page “The Retina”
- Submission of works that have altered the Ikimon Coloring Page “The Retina”
- Images or photos that include full name or other privacy-related information
- Works containing content that is offensive to public order and morals
- Works that infringes on the copyright of others
We will not respond to any inquiries regarding the selection process.