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2010 Japan Foundation Annual International Furoshiki Design Contest Winners

January 20, 2011

Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to all of the participants of the 2010 Japan Foundation Annual International Furoshiki Design Contest! Art and design school students designed their own original Furoshiki, or wrapping cloths, that portray a fusion of Japan and their represented country.

Although it was the first time that the United States took part in this contest, we received a total of 45 designs from across the country. Evaluated on concept, design, and originality, the Grand Prize went to a student from Vietnam, and from the United States:

-Michelle Ray from the Tyler School of Art won the Prize for Excellence along with students from Singapore and Canada.
-Ryan Castro from the Rhode Island School of Design with his design, "Make a Wish," was awarded the Merit Prize along with nine other contestants across the globe.
-Katie Pearce, Stefanie Seet, Katherine Meng, and Lillian Duermeier received Honorable Mention along with six other contestants.

For more information on all of the winners from across the globe, please click here.