Support of the Award ceremony of“A Brief Message from the Heart ”Letter Contest

Since 1995 we have supported this contest, begun by the Maruoka-cho Cultural Foundation in Fukui Prefecture. We support this event mainly for the following two reasons. First, the contest features the spirit common to our message: Passing important values from people to people. Second, Maruoka-cho is where Masatomo Sumitomo, our founder, was born.

The Winners of the 23rd “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest on the theme of “Songs” honored

Winners of the 23rd “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest on the theme of “Songs” honored

An award presentation ceremony for the 23rd “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest was held at the Takamuku Community Center in Maruoka, Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture, on May 29, 2016. In this annual contest sponsored by Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee, contestants compete by writing memorable short letters on a given theme.

The 2015 competition’s theme was “Songs,” and of 27,657 entries from Japan and 7 other countries, 191 letters were chosen as winners (5 Grand Prizes, 10 Excellence Awards, 20 Sumitomo Awards, etc.) The venue was decked out with a profusion of flowers. Five students from the Maruoka Junior High School of Sakai City read the award-winning letters. The winners were presented with certificates made of the local Echizenori textile.

Click here to read about the award ceremonies of previous Letter Contests.

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