Ikebana Gallery Award


Ikebana Gallery Award

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Ikebana Gallery Award provides Ikebana students around the world with opportunities to have their works reviewed by art specialists as well as tens thousands of internet users for free.

Ikebana Gallery Award aims to increase community understanding, enjoyment and participation in Ikebana. This project has been recognised as significant in the history of Ikebana.

Eligibility to Participate: The award is open to Ikebana students who have been studying Ikebana for no more than 5 years. Entries by Ikebana teachers are not accepted. See FAQ for more details. 


Entry Fee: Free

Entry - Up to 3 Works Each Quarter: We accept entries 4 times a year. One student can submit up to 3 works each time. 


When to Enter: We accept entries in the last week of each quarter. 

24 - 30 September 

25 - 31 December 

25 - 31 March 

24 - 30 June 

We welcome your posts to the Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page all year around, but only works posted during the times specified above are eligible for the award. If you don't want to join the competition, please don't post your works during the above periods. 


How to Enter: There are two ways to enter 

(1)  Recommended: Simply share your work with Ikebana Gallery Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/IkebanaGallery. You can share a photo album of up to 3 images on our Facebook page. How to submit your works.


(2) By email: Email us your submission. ikebana.gallery@gmail.com

All submissions must include an image of work in JPEG format (less than 0.5 Mb), your name, address (City & Country. Don't include your full address), ikebana school, lists of materials & a brief comment on your work (optional - less than 100 words). You may include your teacher's name with his/her permission.   

Downsize your photo before you send it. This site may help you.

Key Dates:

24 - 30 September 2020: First entry week for Ikebana Gallery Award 2021 

25 - 31 December 2020: Second entry week for Ikebana Gallery Award 2021 

25 - 31 March 2021: Third entry week for Ikebana Gallery Award 2021 

24 - 30 June 2021: Forth entry week for Ikebana Gallery Award 2021 

30 June 2021: Entries for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2021 close.    

July 2021: Semi-finalists selected from July 2020 to June 2021 will be announced.  

Late July 2021: Five finalists will be announced on the blog.

August 2021: Ikebana Gallery Award 2021 Winner announced.


Selection Process: The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee will select five finalists from the works posted on the blog and the facebook. Our judges will choose the winner from the finalists.

Privacy: If there is any items that you do not wish to be published, please state so clearly. We usually use your first name for our blog post, but your full name will be published if you win the award. We don't publish your email address nor address. We may use your work to promote Ikebana Gallery Award in our sites, or SNS. 


Award: The winner will receive a certificate (PDF file). In addition to the Ikebana Gallery Award, we have started the Ikebana Gallery People's Choice Award. We will encourage people to choose their favourites out of our semi-finalists in public through Facebook.

Sponsors: The Ikebana Gallery is looking for sponsors for this award. If interested, please contact us.


Past Winners: Visit our archives.


Any Question?: See FAQ.

Our Judges:

Dr Yutaka Mino: the Director - Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, the Vice Chairman - Sotheby’s North America, the Chief Executive Director - the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa & the Honorary Director - Osaka Municipal Museum of Art. 

http://www.artm.pref.hyogo.jp/


Ken Smith: Artist, Former Lecturer in Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, Melbourne. http://www.flg.com.au/theartists/FLG_theartists_smith.htm


Lesley Kehoe: Director, Lesley Kehoe Galleries. http://www.kehoe.com.au/director/


Susan Renouf: Former Adjunct Professor of RMIT University in Fashion & Textiles.


Hiroe Swen: Ceramic artist, Former Lecturer in Ceramics at the Australian National University Institute of the Arts.
http://www.galleryeast.com.au/exhibit/biographies/swen.htmhttp://www.jpf.org.au/jartists/s/swen/swenhiroe.htm


Dr Yoshiho Kobayashi: Former Associate Professor of Otemon Gakuin University, Senior Advisor of International Society of Ikebana Research. www.ikebana.link


Dr Osamu Inoue: Associate Professor of Kyoto University of Arts, President of International Society of Ikebana Research. www.ikebana.link