The 28th Annual contest was held at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Sunday, April 9, 2017. There were 46 contestants from 6 high schools, 3 community colleges, and 3 state universities. Nineteen prizes were given, including the Grand Prize of a round trip ticket to Japan by Japan Airlines, and a one week rail pass by IACE Travel. We are proud to say that ASU students won 10 prizes out of 19, including the Grand Prize. After the A category presentation, Prof. Tanno made a short speech introducing ASU’s Japanese Program. ASU’s Japanese Student Association organized the origami booth, calligraphy booth, and videotaping, on top of dancing their signature dance of Soran-bushi. Below is this year’s winners list.
It is our tradition that the design of the poster and other contest related materials are done by the host school’s student.