We are calling for your ideas on

EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai to be held in 2025.
At "EARTH MART", an imaginary supermarket with the theme of "Connecting Life",
you can experience the cycle of food and life and encounter hints for the future.

In the "Sweets and Snacks Section" of EARTH MART,
the ideas of "Future sweets & snacks that make everyone on the Earth happy"
collected from children all over the world will be lining up.

Maybe your ideas will be displayed at the EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai!?

Introducing
our judges

  • Yukio Hattori

    Hattori Nutrition College CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT DR.MED.SCI

  • Toshihiko Yoroizuka

    ToshiYoroizuka
    OwnerChef

  • Chie Morimoto

    Art Director /
    Creative Director

  • Nozomi Sasaki

    actress

  • Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.

Producer

Kundo Koyama

A broadcast writer, Screenwriter, and the vice-president of the Kyoto University of The Arts.

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Food that are called sweets & snacks are not absolutely necessary food items.
However, it has always brought joy and happiness to children.
In other words, it is the source of nourishment for the soul.
What do you think are the sweets & snacks that make everyone on the Earth happy?
What kind of sweets & snacks do you think will make the Earth a happier planet in the future?
We are looking forward to receiving your exciting ideas.

Director of the
Administractive
Secretariat

Koji Ichiki

Representative Director of Peace Communication Foundation / Guest Professor of Waseda University

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We look forward to receiving ideas from children around the world for the future.
Let's present the "Future sweets & snacks that make everyone on the Earth happy" to the world at EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai!

Notes for
applicants

Theme

Future sweets & snacks
that make everyone on the Earth happy

For example, we are waiting for your ideas for snacks and sweets that bring smiles to everyone in the world, snacks and sweets that make both human and animal happy, snacks and sweets that keep the ocean clean, and snacks and sweets that make every living creature on the Earth happy!

Application period

31 January
2024 (Wednesday)
- 7 April
2024 (Sunday)

Eligible applicant

Children aged 9 to 12
at the time of application

How to apply
  • STEP1

    To download application form

  • STEP2

    (A) Fill out the online application form.
    or (B) Fill out the application form and send it by mail.

Awards
  • ●Models of the sweets and snacks designed based on your ideas will be lined up at EARTH MART
    *Please note that the way of display is subject to change.
  • ●The right to participate in The Children’s Conference of the Future in support of the United Nations Project.
    *Please note that you will be responsible for your own transportation expenses.

STEP1

STEP2

or

Tips to help
you think

1

Let's think about the sweets and snacks you like

2

Let's think of why you like
those sweets and snacks
(e.g. I like the 〇〇 of them)

What are the keywords that come out?
(What shape? What color? What do they taste like? etc.)

3

Let's look back on your
fun and happy memories
associated with sweets and snacks.

What are the keywords that come out?
(Sharing, eating together, receiving, giving etc.)

4

Who is the "everyone" in the "Future sweets & snacks that make everyone on the Earth happy" to you?
What are the keywords that come out?
(Friend? Family? Friend living far away that you haven't been able to meet? Your pet? Living creatures in the ocean? etc.)

5

Let's think about your
"Future sweets & snacks that make everyone on the Earth happy" while you enter the keywords in 234

About "EARTH MART"

"EARTH MART" is an imaginary supermarket where
you can experience the cycle of food and life and encounter hints for the future.

It is interspersed with various experiences that are as exciting
as if you were shopping at a supermarket,
resetting what you have always taken for granted and facing new ways of eating.
Tradition, culture, social issues, technology...
we invite you to take a neutral look at the current state of food,
and to join us on a journey to discover the joy of eating
and hints to carry on our lives into the next generation.

About "the Childrens Conferen
ce of the Future
in Support of the United Nations"

The Children’s Conference of the Future in Support of the United Nations
is a "place for peace communication"
which gathers children from all over the world
to talk about a future peaceful and prosperous world centered on the SDGs.
Its title was accredited by the United Nations.
It creates opportunities for children to express their opinions
and listen to ideas from children with various backgrounds.

Notes

About submission and work

  • ■Please apply by using the application form or using the online application form.
  • ■You can use any paper you want to describe your ideas.
  • ■Please choose from the following and apply.
    (1) Download the application form and apply using the specific online form.
    (2) Download the application form and send it by mail.
    (3) Apply by answering the questions and uploading your idea data using the specific online application form.
    *You can also take a photo of your work and upload it.
    *Uploaded images should not exceed 5MG.
  • ■There is no limit to the number of entries.
  • ■Please note that any incomplete information in the application documents may result in rejection of the application or affect the screening process.
  • ■Entries must be original, unpublished works. Ideas that are the same as or similar to previous award-winning entries will not be accepted.
  • ■Application forms and works will not be returned.
  • ■The copyright of the works belongs to the organizer.
  • ■Applicant of this call for ideas contest shall not exercise moral rights in relation to the work.
  • ■We will produce based on the selected works. Please note that this is not a production of the works themselves.
  • ■The work shall not infringe on any third party's copyrights, industrial property rights, or any other rights.
  • ■The work may be published in related media such as advertisements, publications, catalogs, websites, and SNS sold and published by the organizer and its affiliated companies.
    *In some cases, we may ask the media to cover the event. In such case, we will contact you separately.

Regarding the handling of personal information

  • ■Purpose of use of personal information: The personal information of applicants of this call for ideas contest will be used by EARTH MART and the Peace Communication Foundation within the scope of the following purposes of use.
    (1) Sending notifications related to the idea screening, commemorative gifts and other merchandise.
    (2) Contact for confirmation regarding this call for ideas contest.
    (3) Sending the next invitation for this call for ideas contest.
    (4) The video of the judging panel selecting the winner of this call for Ideas contest or the winner's photo, name, prefecture of residence and school, school name, and school year may be used in advertisements, publications, catalogs, homepages, and SNS by the organizer and its affiliated companies for purposes other than those listed above within the scope of the winner's consent. EARTH MART and the Peace Communication Foundation recognize the importance of the personal information provided by applicants and will comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the protection of personal information.

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