On Saturday, December 13th, the awards ceremony for the 26th Ehime Shimbun Primary School Book Report Contest, for which Taiyo Oil is a special cosponsor, was held at Tokyo Dai-ichi Hotel Matsuyama.
This year's contest attracted 602 entries from primary school pupils in Ehime prefecture as well as individual based entries, of which 1 was selected for Top Prize, 5 were selected for Special Prizes, 12 for Excellence Prizes, and 18 for Honorable Mentions: a total of 36 awards for which each winner received a certificate.
The Taiyo Oil SOLATO Prize for Best Overall Report was awarded to Haruto Fujitaka , who wrote an essay entitled “Discretion and Sense of Responsibility” in which he addressed the importance of effort and responsibility. His essay was based on his thoughts after reading “Sensei to roken to boku,” (original title: “Alone In His Teacher’s House”) a book about a boy who has the responsibility of looking after his teacher’s dog.
In addition, a gathering was held for the first time which provided an opportunity for further congratulate award winners and interact with them and their guardians.
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.
Awards ceremony: Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. (entry from 1:30 p.m.)
Gathering: Saturday, December 13, 2014 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cosmo Hall, Tokyo Dai-ichi Hotel Matsuyama 6-16 Minamihoribatacho, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, 790-0006
121 (Award recipients: 33, Accompanying persons: 88)
1:30 p.m. Entry
2:00 p.m. Opening address
Speech from organizer, the Ehime Shimbun Co., Ltd, (speech given by Mr. Toshiro Imai , Member of the Board and Director-General of Sales)
Presenting of awards
Special Prizes, Excellence Prizes, and Honorable Mentions presented by Mr. Toshiro Imai, Member of the Board and Director-General of Sales, The Ehime Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Top Prize (Taiyo Oil SOLATO Prize for Best Overall Report) presented by Shinji Nakayama, Chief of General Affairs Department, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
Reading of winning report and winner’s speech given by Haruto Fujitaka , a fourth grade student at Matsuyama Soga Elementary School
Critique provided by Mr. Kazunao Miura, Dean, Faculty of Education, Ehime University
2:50 p.m. Closing address
3:00 p.m. Speech by Shinji Nakayama, Chief of General Affairs Department, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
3:25 p.m. Quiz session
3:50 p.m. Closing address