photo contest 2015

Our Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC) is located at Tokyo Waterfront Area. Tokyo Academic Park is organized by National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), AIST Tokyo Waterfront and TIEC.

Tokyo Academic Park will hold the "Photo Contest" for international students and Japanese students who live in TIEC, and staffs of Tokyo Academic Park. We are going to decide the grand prize of the photo contest by your vote.


Tokyo Academic Park (Tokyo Academic Park is a consortium of Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC), National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) and AIST Tokyo Waterfront.)

2. Date and Time:

November 5, 2015 - November 15, 2015
(Awards presentation ceremony will be held on December 3, 2015)

3. Venue:

Tokyo International Exchange Center (Tokyo Academic Park, 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

4. Theme:

”My Wonderful Company”

5. Admission:


6. Exhibits:

128 Photography that was taken by residents and staff of Tokyo Academic Park

7. Number of votes:


2015's winners!

Grand Prize:「United Colors of DIVERSITY」

DIVERSITY stands for Different Individuals Valuing Each other Regardless of Skin, Intellect, Talents or Years. These are my friends across the world whom I met in TIEC and this the family I chose to treasure forever.

Tokyo Academic Park   Superintendent Prize:「book」

Yang Yufei (China)
Only in Japanese.

Tokyo International Exchange Center Prize:「"The Shadow"」

Kaushika (India)
Colorless enough to be Distinctive
Too Flexible to Reform
Always Together to make me feel the Strongest Bond we share
Never Go away, still maintains its Distance
The Shadow, my Best Companion

Miraikan Prize:「Such a wonderful company with mysterious jellyfish!!」

Beatrice Mwilike (Tanzania)
This amazing photo was taken in August 2015 at Kamo Aquarium in Tsuruoka city, Yamagata.. It was such a wonderful company as everyone got her mysterious jellyfish...truly beautiful.

AIST Tokyo Waterfront Prize:「"Three wise friends"」

Chen Jiaqi (China)
Only in Japanese.

Honorable Mention:「The Shining Sun」

Kumar Vikash (India)
Every morning he wakes me up, Smiles at me as the world lits up. Shines at the world and shines at me, As he spreads that glow with constant glee. Hides in the clouds lets the showers sway, As he watches me carefree play. I sleep and dream as he closes eyes, To further enlighten a thousand lives.

Honorable Mention:「my guardian angels」

Ilham Syahik (Indonesia)
my wonderfull companies i describes as my three guardian angels. they keep me strength. support me whenever i needed. keep me smile in my hardest day. love them all..

Honorable Mention:「Ryugakusei No Tsuma No Enikki」

YEO Limgyeong (South Korea)
Only in Japanese.

Honorable Mention:「"Say Hello"」

Kamil Drzewiński (Poland)
Young meets old. My niece along with family dog, wonderful companions.

Honorable Mention:「My whole world is here」

Wojciech Piotr Bula (Poland)
"The safest place to hide from the excitement of the world is the shoulder of my best companion". The photograph portraits the close relation of a father and his daughter.

Honorable Mention:「Full-blown lotus flower in late summer」

Lin Haisheng (China)
Lotus is my favorite flower, it symbolizes purity as it out of the silt but not imbrued. When I traveled in Monppellier City of France at the end of summer, the last blooming lotus flower I met in the pond of botanic garden. How excited I was and I took this photo.

Honorable Mention:「Camaraderie and Vitamin Sea」

Leo Plasus (Philippines)
Regardless of how I dress, this watch always is my company everyday. He keeps telling me the time, which prompts me to the right activity I should do each day.

Honorable Mention:「My Timekeeper」

Chaichanavichakit Akadet (Thailand)
Regardless of how I dress, this watch always is my company everyday. He keeps telling me the time, which prompts me to the right activity I should do each day.

Honorable Mention:「Boku No Gakkouseikatsu Wo Tomoni Shiteiru Nakama」

Chi Seongsu (South Korea)
Only in Japanese.

Honorable Mention:「Lovely kid in bamboo dancing」

Nguyen Phuc Khai (Vietnam)
A kid was practicing bamboo dancing in Tokyo Gundam Project 2015. His smile was very beautiful. We felt happy because we helped him have an experience on bamboo dancing.

  • This contest is subsidized by the Nakajima Foundation.



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