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Special Cosponsorship of the 26th Ehime Shimbun Primary School Book Report Contest:

Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd. will be special cosponsor of the 26th Ehime Shimbun Primary School Book Report Contest, organized by the Ehime Shimbun Co., Ltd. newspaper company.
The Contest is open to all primary school pupils in Ehime prefecture. The 24th Contest awarded the Prefectural Governor's Prize and the Ehime Prefecture Superintendent of Schools' Prize, to which the 25th Contest added the new School Prize, awarded to the school that has worked hardest to foster reading and writing skills. As such, the Ehime Shimbun Primary School Book Report Contest plays an ever greater role in encouraging further improvement in elementary education in its educational and motivational aspects.
Taiyo Oil will continue supporting activities of this kind that aim to bring up upstanding leaders of tomorrow from among today's youth as part of its social action programs. This marks the fourth year in which Taiyo Oil has been a cosponsor of this contest.

Contest overview

Title

26th Ehime Shimbun Primary School Book Report Contest

Organizer

The Ehime Shimbun Co., Ltd

Special cosponsor

Taiyo Oil Company, Limited

Collaborating bodies

Ehime Prefecture, Ehime Prefectural Board of Education, Ehime Prefecture Educational Research Committee, Ehime Prefecture Elementary and Junior High School Principals’ Association, Ehime Prefecture Educational Society, Ehime Prefecture Parents and Teachers Association

Cosponsor

Akane Shobo, Iwasaki Shoten, Kaisei-sha , Kin-no-Hoshi Sha, Komine Shoten, Shinko Shuppansha , Poplar Publishing

Cooperating body

Ehime Booksellers’ Association

Eligibility

Entrants

Primary school pupils in Ehime prefecture

Word count

1st and 2nd year

800–1,200 characters on 400-character pages

3rd and 4th year

1,000–1,200 characters on 400-character pages

5th and 6th year

1,400–1,600 characters on 400-character pages

How to enter

As a school-organized project

Submit by date set by the school

Individual

Submit to the Ehime Shimbun Co., Ltd. by Monday, September 30, 2014

Prizes

Special Prize

One per year-level (the Taiyo Oil SOLATO Prize for best overall report)

Excellence Prize

Two per year-level

Honorable Mentions

Three per year-level

School Prize

For one essay only

Announcement

Late November 2014 (estimated)

Awards Ceremony

Early December 2014, at the headquarters of the Ehime Shimbun Co., Ltd