Calligraphy Competition 2019

2019 Calligraphy Competition Results

Many thanks to all the schools who submitted entries for the 2019 Calligraphy Competition. We are pleased to announce the results for this competition.

 

Brush/Pencil Category Place Name School
Brush Primary 1/2 First Frankie Henthorn St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Brush Primary 1/2 Second Mason Chan St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Brush Primary 1/2 Third Ava Burslem St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
         
Brush Primary 3/4 First Sophie Liu Syndal South Primary School
Brush Primary 3/4 Second Lucas Xuan Syndal South Primary School
Brush Primary 3/4 Third Nicole Chen Syndal South Primary School
         
Brush Primary 5/6 First Katherine Mende Gruyere Primary School
Brush Primary 5/6 Second Xin Lin Glen Waverley South Primary School
Brush Primary 5/6 Third Morgan Mcconville St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
         
Brush Secondary 7/8 First Taaha Shervani Essendon Keilor College
Brush Secondary 7/8 Second Bella Dary Kilvington Grammar
Brush Secondary 7/8 Third Helen Gu Kilvington Grammar
         
Brush Secondary 9/10 First Chloe Wang Methodist Ladies’ College
Brush Secondary 9/10 Second Abby Cui Methodist Ladies’ College
Brush Secondary 9/10 Third Georgie Rolfe Kilvington Grammar
         
Brush Secondary 11/12 First Monika Ohyama Methodist Ladies’ College
Brush Secondary 11/12 Second Jennifer Long Kilvington Grammar
Brush Secondary 11/12 Third Emily Zhang Methodist Ladies’ College
         
         
Pencil Primary 1/2 First Isaac Boyes Beaumaris North Primary School
Pencil Primary 1/2 Second Arlo Agustin St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Pencil Primary 1/2 Third Yuxi Zhang Box Hill North Primary School
         
Pencil Primary 3/4 First Callista Nauli St Michael’s Primary School
Pencil Primary 3/4 Second Oliver Cousins Box Hill North Primary School
Pencil Primary 3/4 Third Tyler Wu Box Hill North Primary School
         
Pencil Primary 5/6 First Morgan Mcconville St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Pencil Primary 5/6 Second Ruby Earl Box Hill North Primary School
Pencil Primary 5/6 Third Sienna Carruthers St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
         
Pencil Secondary 7/8 First Annabelle Poon Methodist Ladies’ College
Pencil Secondary 7/8 Second Emily Chang Beaconhills College Pakenham
Pencil Secondary 7/8 Third Judy Li Methodist Ladies’ College
         
Pencil Secondary 9/10 First Chloe Wang Methodist Ladies’ College
Pencil Secondary 9/10 Second Sophie Sheedy Star of the Sea College
Pencil Secondary 9/10 Third Samika Rao Methodist Ladies’ College
         
Pencil Secondary 11/12 First Monika Ohyama Methodist Ladies’ College
Pencil Secondary 11/12 Second Tina Wang Methodist Ladies’ College
Pencil Secondary 11/12 Third Hazel Thenamkodath Methodist Ladies’ College
         

JLTAV Calligraphy Competition 2019

Judging Form – Feedback and comments from Judge

 What did the winning students do well? What calligraphy skills did they exhibit?

今回は レベルが大変高く、各作品、とても丁寧に書かれていました。生徒さんの集中力、それ以上に指導された先生の情熱が伝わってきました。美しく書くことは、とても難しいですが、それ以上にむずかしいのが、丁寧にゆっくり書くという ことです。この基本の技術が きちんとなされていました。目まぐるしく生活するいまの日常で、子供にゆっくり何かをさせるということは ほぼ不可能なことです。

1本、1本の線が ゆっくり 丁寧にかかれている優秀な作品からは、この基本技術がされていると感じられました。 

 

What can students focus on to improve next time?

毛筆の半紙は 四つ折りにして、等分に分ける線をつけると、文字の配分が均等になり、中央に大きくかくことができまます。

 水平の線(左から右の線)は やや右肩上がり(1-2度)で書くと 毛筆もペンも書道の良さがでます。

 毛筆は まず乾いた筆に、筆にたっぷり墨をつけて1分程度おいておきます。そして 墨をきってかくと、毛が十分に墨を吸い取って、なめらかな線がかけます。

 筆先をきちんとそろえてから書き始めると、穂先がきれいな直線をひきます。穂先が割れてくる前、墨が切れる前に 墨をつけて 穂先を治すことが、丁寧に、そしてゆっくり書ける基本になります。

 

Date  16th Oct  2019

今年もお世話になりました。ありがとうございます。

 

The Calligraphy Competition is open for all students from grade 1 to year 12. This year, the theme is 令和, which is a blend of ‘rei’ meaning ‘good’ or ‘beautiful’, and ‘wa’ meaning ‘peace’ or ‘harmony’.

Rules for both Brush and Pencil divisions 2019

Please note that you may enter either or both pencil and brush calligraphy divisions.
Max entries: 10 entries per category per school, per division
Cost: $2.50 per entry (payable by EFT)
No illustrations: specified character/s and first name only on the page
Entry name sheet: stapled/pasted on the back of the student’s calligraphy work; found in the document at bottom of this page
Closing date: Tuesday 17th September 2019
Prizes: Every entrant will receive a certificate.
The judge will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category.
Medallions and certificates will be awarded to all prize winners.
Each 1st prize winner’s school will receive a trophy.

Brush division 2019

categoryrequired scriptnotes
Primary years 1&2Heaven (ten)
Primary years 3&4Good or Beautiful (rei)
Primary years 5&6Peace (wa)
Secondary years 7&8元年First year (gannen)
Secondary years 9&10天皇Emperor (tennou)
Secondary years 11&12令和Reiwa

Instructions: Please note: Calligraphy materials can be purchased at art suppliers or Japanese bookshops

Paper: hanshi is preferable. Size of hanshi is close to 24cm x 33cm (or A4) size

Brush: calligraphy brushes

Ink: bokuju is preferable (black)

Name: Entrant’s first name only is to be written vertically in brush in the bottom left-hand corner of the page. Please see the sample in the document at the bottom of this page.

Judging criteria: Balance, shape and neatness of strokes & character(s).
(Students won’t be judged by quality of paper or ink)

Please also see the common rules above.

Pencil division 2019

CategoryRequired script: only RED partsNotes
Primary years 1&2なの花や 月はひがしに 日はにしにCopy highlighted scripts
Primary years 3&4なの花や 月はひがしに 日はにしにCopy highlighted scripts
Primary years 5&6なの花や 月はひがしに 日はにしにCopy highlighted scripts
Secondary years 7&8なの花や 月は東に 日は西にCopy highlighted scripts
Secondary years 9&10春の朝  7 syllables  5 syllables/Student’s Name in Hiragana or KatakanaCreate own haiku starting with the given words. Write own name in Japanese.
Secondary years 11&125 syllables 7 syllables 5 syllables /Student’s Name in hiragana or katakanaCreate own haiku starting with the given words. Write own name in Japanese.

Instructions: Write with a 2B lead pencil.
Students should write in handwriting style, NOT in minchotai or gothictai (printed style).   This means sa, ki, fu and ri should not be joined.
Avoid using erasers. If it is necessary to erase something do not leave marks on the paper. Do not use liquid paper for corrections.
Tracing is not permitted.
Ask students to check their spelling and grammar before completing their final draft as the emphasis is on calligraphy, not writing content.

Judging criteria: Balance, shape and neatness of handwriting
Use the samples as a model and write the calligraphy vertically on the official entry form.
NB. Entries will only be accepted on the official entry form.

Please also see the common rules above.

Application process

  1. Fill in the online application form.
  2. Print the first page before you press “SUBMIT”. This application form becomes a TAX INVOICE for the payment purpose for your school.
  3. EFT to BSB 033 034 A/C# 61 1599 (a/c# changed in 2015. Please send a payment advice to jltav@jltav.org.au) (If you are paying from your personal account, please write your school name in the reference section of EFT)
  4. Print “Entry Name Sheet” from the “Calligraphy Information” PDF.
  5. Fill in details including students’ names.
  6. Cut and glue them on the back of students’ original work.
  7. Post the students’ work:
    JLTAV Inc. (Pencil Calligraphy Competition)
    LPO 8157 Monash University, Clayton 3800
    or to:
    JLTAV Inc. (Brush Calligraphy Competition)
    LPO 8157 Monash University, Clayton 3800

LATE APPLICATIONS and NON MEMBER entries will not be accepted.

Application Forms

 

Forms and further information

For forms, more information and sample calligraphy, please see the following document: