Entries must be digital maquettes depicting Suematsu Kenchō (1855–1920), the Great Influencer of the Meiji period
* one Grand Prize of JPY 10,000,000 (US-$ ~89,500);
* one Citizens Award of JPY 200,000;
* five Awards for Excellence of JPY 100,000;
* one Children’s Grand Prize: trophy
Entries: All entries must be digital maquettes of figurative sculptures. They must be life-size, but not any larger. The completed sculptures are to be made in bronze. The details regarding the size of the pedestal will be decided by the executive committee.
Auctorial rights: The ownership rights of the maquettes of the whole statue and of the head will be transferred to Yukuhashi City.
Theme: Suematsu Kenchō (1855–1920), the Great Influencer of the Meiji period. Overall: historical figures who have contributed to the development of civilization through their knowledge and intelligence.
Where: Yukuhashi City, Japan
Event: The Yukuhashi Biennale is an international public sculpture exhibition whose purpose is to solicit and display sculpture representing figures of significance in world history.
Deadline for entries: March 31, 2020
Application fee: for entries from Japan: JPY 5,000; for entries from abroad: no fee.
Organizer: Executive Committee of International Figurative Sculpture Artwork Recruitment of Yukuhashi.
More information: 3rd Yukuhashi International Figurative Sculpture Competition
(23.02.2020, USA: 02.23.2020)