【Request for understanding and Cooperation 】

For Applicant,

We have selected approximately 100 works in the first-round of judging held in February, and will proceed with those results for the second-round judging in April.

Regarding the first-round judging results. For the moment, after careful consideration, we have decided to not announce the results of approximately 100 works selected in the first-round judging. As this could influence the second-round judging results and might create a misunderstanding of the applicants.

Due to Covid-19 and the large number of entries over 1,000, this first -round judging was conducted to narrow down the winning candidates. The first-round results do not mean that the selected works will be winning works.

The final results, of the winning works will be determined by the second-round judgment which will be held from April 15th to 17th, and we will inform the winners as soon as possible after the decision has been made.

We really appreciate your time and consideration.