Japan Day @ Central Park 2016 is entering its tenth season. The annual event is a celebration and showcase of Japanese culture and cuisine.
The organization is now accepting submissions for the Japan Day Art Contest and applications for stage performers and food tent and activity tent volunteers. The event is expected to be held at Central Park in May 2016.
The winning artwork from the 5th Annual Japan Day Art Contest will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2016 and will be used for the organization’s official poster, program, flyer and T-shirts. The grand-prize winner will also receive a pair of round-trip Economy Class tickets to Japan, provided by ANA. The grand-prize winner and all honorable mention winners will receive a digital camera provided by Nikon Americas Inc. Their artwork will be displayed at an exhibition space at the Consulate General of Japan in New York.
To apply, please visit Japan Day’s website. The deadline to enter the Japan Day Art Contest is Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. All winners will be announced in late March to early April 2016.
Japan Day is also currently seeking volunteers interested in hosting a food or activity tent. Activity tents include a variety of family-friendly Japanese activities, while food tents offer free samples of mouth-watering Japanese cuisine. If you are a performer of traditional or contemporary Japanese music or dance, you may consider applying for the Japan Day stage program. The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.