Calligraphy Competition 2020

2020 Calligraphy Competition Results and Report

Many thanks to all the schools who submitted entries for the 2020 Calligraphy Competition. We are pleased to announce the results for this competition.

Many thanks also to Miho Leitch from Ebisu Design (https://www.ebisudesign.com/) for judging the competition and for providing her feedback.

 

Brush/ pencil Category Place Name School
Brush Primary 1/2 First Akira Hirabayashi Rizzuto Strathmore North Primary School
Brush Primary 1/2 Second Tara Gogic Christian College Geelong
Brush Primary 1/2 Third Zander Cox Christian College Geelong
Brush Primary 3/4 First Sena Fukuda Strathmore North Primary School
Brush Primary 3/4 Second Addison O’connor St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Brush Primary 3/4 Third Gracie Hasthorpe St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Brush Primary 5/6 First Elysa Diaz Strathmore North Primary School
Brush Primary 5/6 Second Amelia Wells St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Brush Primary 5/6 Third Aislin Parker St. Peter’s Primary School Bentleigh East
Brush Secondary 7/8 First Eric Yang St Patrick’s College
Brush Secondary 7/8 Second Isabella Calleja Santa Maria College
Brush Secondary 7/8 Third Bella Qiu Santa Maria College
Brush Secondary 9/10 First Anna Denton Santa Maria College
Brush Secondary 9/10 Second Cecelia Zhao Santa Maria College
Brush Secondary 9/10 Third Chrysandra Ingels Santa Maria College
Pencil Primary 1/2 First Miska Runnals St Andrews Primary School
Pencil Primary 1/2 Second Akira Hirabayashi Rizzuto Strathmore North Primary School
Pencil Primary 1/2 Third Tyrone Ke St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Pencil Primary 3/4 First Sena Fukuda Strathmore North Primary School
Pencil Primary 3/4 Second Maya Furphy St. Joseph’s Primary School
Pencil Primary 3/4 Third Thomas Pendergast St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Pencil Primary 5/6 First Kenuli Ganegoda St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Pencil Primary 5/6 Second Adam Guo St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
Pencil Primary 5/6 Third Yiming He Box Hill North Primary School
Pencil Secondary 7/8 First Yue Zhou Santa Maria College
Pencil Secondary 7/8 Second Eric Yang St Patrick’s College
Pencil Secondary 7/8 Third Rosie Chen Sacré Cœur
Pencil Secondary 9/10 First Sebastiaan De Beer Christian College Geelong
Pencil Secondary 9/10 Second Indrani Ruplal Christian College Geelong
Pencil Secondary 9/10 Third Chrysandra Ingels Santa Maria College

Miho Sensei’s Calligraphy Guide

毛筆:大きく、元気の良い作品には 勢いと流れがあります。それが毛筆の醍醐味だと思います。書き手の気持ちが紙に伝わる筆の使い方は ゆっくりじっくり、そしてその途中に筆先をなおすことを忘れず。

筆を持たずに 自分の指だけで、ゆっくりじっくりを想像しながらとめ、払いなどを気にしながら書くと、いいイメージトレーニングができます。

紙の上に爪で書いてくのも いい練習になります。

硬筆:筆とは違い、流れがあまり表現できませんが、その代わり、一文字 一文字の丁寧さと、文字間隔、行のバランスがきちんとしていると、美しく見えます。

行がまっすぐ書けるよう、一文字ごとに確認しながら書くことが基本になります。

また 堅い机の上よりは 紙を1枚、2枚下に敷いて書くと 線に奥行きができますので 濃い鉛筆がない場合は とくにこの方法をお勧めします。

美帆

 

Miho Sensei’s Calligraphy Guide

With a Brush (Writing with a brush: Its attraction and good ways of training yourself)

A big and energetic work gives the impression of power and flow. I think that is the biggest attraction of writing with a brush.

To transfer your feeling onto a piece of paper, use your brush slowly and with utmost care, remembering to look after the tip of the brush in the process.

Two good ways of image training without holding a brush:

  1. Use your finger to write, thinking of the rule ‘slowly and with utmost care’, and taking good care of the TOME and HARAI (at the ends of strokes).
  2. Use the nail of your forefinger and write on a piece of paper (taking care of the key points above).

With a Pencil (or a pen)

Unlike with a brush, not much sense of ‘flow’ can be achieved, but instead of that, a beautiful work is possible by paying attention to details like writing each character properly, paying attention to the spaces between characters and lines.

So, it is fundamentally important to practise so you can write characters in a straight line by confirming its straightness with each additional character.

Another tip when you use a pencil:

When writing on a desk with a hard surface, have one or two sheets of paper underneath. This way your lines can have more depth.

This is specially recommended when a soft pencil is unavailable.

 

 

The Calligraphy Competition is open for all students from grade 1 to year 12. This year, the theme is 親切. In a year when we have faced challenges worldwide, ‘kindness’ has brought us together. We have needed to connect with our hearts, and had to demonstrate persistence. These values are what will get us through these challenges, and bring us together, no matter who we are.

Rules for both Brush and Pencil divisions 2020

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: Thursday 5th November 2020
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 2020

categoryrequired scriptnotes
Primary years 1&2Peace (hei)
Primary years 3&4Heart (kokoro)
Primary years 5&6Harmony (wa)
Secondary years 7&8Happiness (shiawase)
Secondary years 9&10親切Kind (shinsetsu)
Secondary years 11&12Love (ai)

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 2020

CategoryRequired script: only RED partsNotes
Primary years 1&2十にん十いろCopy highlighted scripts
Primary years 3&4十人十色Copy highlighted scripts
Primary years 5&6七ころび 八おきCopy highlighted scripts
Secondary years 7&8七転び 八起きCopy highlighted scripts
Secondary years 9&10親切は  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: