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Last updated on Tuesday 13 February 2018
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2016 marked 21 years since SFFJLE began in NZ. One of the ways we chose to celebrate our birthday was through a poster competition open to all high school students and Japanese language students at university.
The brief was to design a poster to inspire New Zealanders to learn Japanese in advance of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 (or perhaps the Rugby World Cup). The advertising flyer explains the brief in more detail.
The 27 entries were judged by representatives of the Sasakawa Management Committee, together with a professional graphic artist who then used the winning design to inspire her work on another poster which was made available to schools later in 2017 and will be used as the basis of a social media and a 'lamp-post' campaign in Auckland.
Following are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners:
Czarina’s entry was judged to be ‘clear, simple and inviting of a cultural connection’.
Graphic designer Myah Flynn's poster 'There's never been a better time to learn Japanese' can be downloaded for printing.