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The Consulate General of Japan in Boston's First New England New Year’s Card Contest


The Consulate General of Japan successfully held the first New England New Year’s Greeting Card Contest for elementary, junior and senior high school students.
There were 477 entries from elementary school students, 158 from junior high school students and 181 from senior high school students.  In all 816 cards were submitted.
As 2014 is the Year of the Horse, according to traditional Chinese calendar, many of the cards displayed a wonderful image of a horse. It is extremely difficult to choose the best cards. The winners are shown below. The cards are being displayed in rotating exhibit in the library of the Consulate General of Japan.

High School Section:
First-place: Shelby Bernard       Second-place: Marina Hostrop     Third-place: Sofia Lombardo
(Exeter High School, 10)                     (Saint Paul's School, 10)                       (Phillips Exeter Academy)

Junior High School Section:
First-place: Lindsey Qian              Second-place: Erica Jennings    Third-place: Tess Gioia
(Noble and Greenough School, 7)     (Waterbury Arts Magnet School, 8)                (Hall-Dale Middle School, 8)



Elementary School Section:
First-place: Jun Muto           Second-place: Taiki Aiba     Third-place: Edwin Choriego
(Japanese Language School, 5)     (Japanese Language School, 5)  (Bradley Elementary School, 5)


Judge:Akira Muto (Consul General of Japan in Boston)、Ann Morse (Museum of Fine Arts), Akemi Chayama (Boston Children’s Museum), Toyomi Nakagawa (Principal, Japanese Language School of Greater Boston), Kate Finnegan (Kaji Aso Studio), Madhu Agrawal (Ikebana International), Glenn Pereira (Urasenke Boston),  Mariko Brothers (Japan Air Lines), Mikio Yoshimura (Red Sox), Kumamon(Kumamoto Prefecture), Bhaird Campbell (The Japan Society of Boston), Toshi Saitoh(The Japan-America Society of Vermont), Spencer Viner (Japan-America Society of Rhode Island), Toshiko Uchino (Japan Society of Greater Hartford), Matthew Laney (Japan America Society of Maine)

Prizes provided by Boston Red Sox, Kumamoto Prefecture and Japan Air Lines