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

On April 8st, 2006, the writing contest New "A Brief Message from the Heart", the 3rd such event, was held in Maruoka-cho, Fukui Prefecture.

A total of 23,579 entries were received to the contest on the theme of "Love" from not only domestic but also worldwide, out of which 148 works received a prize. (5 works were selected for Grand Prize, 10 works for Award for Excellence, 20 for Sumitomo Award, 10 for Award for Message, 5 for Maruoka Junior Chamber Award, 98 for Honorable Mention)

The works which received a prize were read aloud by voice actress Fuyumi Shiraishi and Maruoka High School students at the venue.

Scene of award ceremony

Mitsuru Iba, Secretary General,
Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee