The life of us, human beings, has been keeping it's origin alive, with the energy that created the earth. Human beings were born with the same principles of the earth, which birthed life itself, and continue to live with this principle.
In other words, it is evident that 'human beings' live in harmony with the laws and providence of nature. Environmental pollution which undermines the laws of nature, is destroying the source of humankind's life, nature, leading to complex pollution problems and continues to destroy the cycle of nature.
Nature runs in a cycle that gives birth to all things. This cycle is about to be eradicated by global pollution. This means, without a doubt, environmental destruction. This environmental destruction is weakening the Earth's life force, ultimately causing the "collapse of the Earth".
We are now rising to protect the wonderful and irreplacable life of the earth, of humankind, and life of all things that supports them. For the children of tomorrow, for the Japan of tomorrow, and for the earth of tomorrow. Kitakyushu will bear the glory.
Let us think about the world of 'Astro Boy' drawn by Osamu Tezuka. Let us recall our amazement towards the Hollywood movie 'Back to the Future'.
The main character, Astro dashingly flew around under the highway bridge. Faster than an airplane, stronger than a demon, he was truly an 'Ally of Justice'. The world drawn by fantasy has become the reality and basis of our lives.
The dream world where the car 'DeLorean' fueled with trash, beer and discarded clothes flew off the ground has been made a reality by Michihiko Iwamoto of JEPLAN. He made his dream came true right in front of his own eyes. It has been backed and proven that if waste resources are regenerated as energy, then it is possible to supply more energy than using underground resources that has been causing global conflict.
Your dreams can come true and will be a reality. Have faith in the power that humankind can create. If we have this sense of mission, then it means we have already achieved it. Let us combine our strengths, and tackle this earth crisis together.
Since the birth of the earth, our lives have been passed down through the ages. This life we have, is connected by the wishes and prayers of people from the past. As the baton holder entrusted with the epoch we live in which is connected to the life of earth, we want to take responsibility of passing on this task to the next generation.
Here, we would like to find the significance of this 'Sea Cleaning plant and Robot' Contest. We hope that you, the wise people of the world, will agree with us and join us in this effort together.
About the Contest
Aim of the Contest
Environmental pollution and waste problems in the world's oceans are getting serious. It is estimated more than millions of tons of plastics wastes are discharged into the ocean annually and it is predicted in 2050, there will be more plastics than fish in the ocean. In this contest, we are accepting your ideas under the theme "Marine Wastes Collecting and Improvement of Marine Pollution" as our effort to revive the fish- and people-friendly marine environment for a sustainable society.
Overcoming environmental pollution is a great challenge for the survival of humankind.
In other words, it is the revival of the earth and the sea, the source of all things.
Your rich imagination will become the creative power that will carve a new world history.
Your dream will become a reality.
Believe that the seeds you sow will always sprout, and later bloom into flowers and bear fruits.
June 1st, 2022 (Wednesday)~September 19th, 2022 (Monday/public holiday)
September 19th, 2022 (Monday/public holiday), 5 pm
- October 2022
- First stage, second stage
- Final stage and award ceremony
「Horasis Asia Meeting in Kitakyushu」throughout contest period
About the application
We accept application at our website: https://sea-cleaning-robo.com
About the application
How does an ocean (seashore,seabed,river etc.) cleaning robot look like?
Please freely express your ideas for robots that improve the global and marine environment from a wide variety of unconventional angles, including AI, IoT, or the use of natural energy and natural resources.
Junior Category（Elementary~Middle school）
Student～Adult Category（High school, vocational school and above）
＜Examples of Submitted Works＞
- Seashore, beach, sea surface, sea, seafloor cleaning plant or robot(Approaches other than water turbine/seacraft type or robot type are also accepted)
- 【Accepted forms of works】
- Illustration, short movie, comic, poster, artwork, picture book, essay, written proposal, blueprint etc.
- At least 1 (no limit), For video: Up to 3 minutes
- 【Example of work】
- Completed sea cleaning robot conceptional drawing
- 【Application method】
- Please apply from our website at https://sea-cleaning-robo.com
Application can be also be done using smartphone.
Basis of selection
Through the development of the global environment and marine environment remediation business, we hope to provide the many people on this planet with endless dreams with ideas and outstanding visions that transcend conventional wisdom, and we look forward to proposals based on "abundant ideas from diverse angles for the future," including the use of AI and IoT, as well as mechanisms that make full use of nature and natural resources.
- Understanding regarding environmental problems,originality, expression skills and presentation skills
- Unrestrained and imaginative ideas
- Feasibility, approach to problem solving