Mandom Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka)(TOKYO:4917) held the final judging for the 12th GATSBY CREATIVE AWARDS on Saturday, March 10th, in Shibuya, Tokyo. These awards are among the largest to honor student creative work in Asia.
A total of 2,333 projects were submitted from students in twelve countries and regions throughout Asia. As the finalists in each category came together, they offered each other creative stimulation, and as the exchanges among them deepened, the expert panel of judges in each field, including Terry Ito among them, selected the number one student creator, taking audience votes into consideration as well, from among the seven sponsored categories.
See the official website at https://award.gatsby.jp/12/ for more information.
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Group photograph of the finalists and judges. (Photo: Business Wire)
The 12th GATSBY CREATIVE AWARDS
Provided by “GATSBY,” a men’s cosmetic brand with a strong presence throughout Asia, the GATSBY CREATIVE AWARDS initially began as the “GATSBY Student CM Awards” in 2006 from the company’s desire to provide a forum for students to express and display their creative talent. Now in the twelfth year, the event involves participants from twelve different countries and regions in Asia, making it the largest ever in its history.
Winners in Each Category
COMMERCIAL: ISLAM LUTHFI SYAIFUL (Indonesia)
ART: LEUNG SZE YAN (Hong Kong)
DANCE: Takumi Kuwahara (Japan)
MUSIC: Ren Shimonagane (Japan)
FASHION: Aya Sato (Japan)
SMART PHONE: Hazumi Tsuchiya (Japan)
HAIR STYLE: Ryo Matsuoka (Japan)
TERRY ITO: Director, TV producer, TV personality critic, author and actor
TETSUYA CHIHARA: CEO, Lemonlife Co., Ltd.
CHARISMA KANTARO: CEO, ANOMALY Inc.
YUSUKE NAKAGAWA: President, ASOBISYSTEM Co., Ltd.
YUKO SUGAMOTO, known as YUKOSU: Television personality
TAKUMA MATSUMOTO: Manager, AKROS GRAND X
KAZUMA TADA: AKROS, Stylist at the Omotesando Shop
FUMIYA YOSHINOUCHI: Senior Editor at FASHIONSNAP
SHINJI MIURA: Chief Editor of the MEN’S HAIR FASHION MEDIA, CHOKi CHOKi
Comments from Terry Ito
I was so excited and happy to participate in the GATSBY CREATIVE AWARDS. The Olympics are coming to Tokyo in 2020. Those Tokyo Olympics are a creative product of an older generation, but your turn to shine will come from 2021 on. Do whatever it takes to lead the way for Tokyo, for Japan, and for everyone in the world.
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