First International Online Ikebana Competition 
Ikebana Gallery Award 2018

Ikebana Gallery Award provides Ikebana students around the world with opportunities to be reviewed their works by art specialists as well as tens thousands of internet users for free. This project has been recognised as significant in the history of Ikebana.

The online gallery, Ikebana Gallery was designed to support Ikebana students learning in Australia and other parts of the world through providing opportunities for them to share their works and learning experiences. 

To further support and encourage Ikebana students’ learning, Ikebana Gallery organizes an award. This prestigious award also aims to promote Ikebana, Japanese floral culture.

Entry: All submissions must include an image of work in JPEG format (less than 0.5 Mb), your name, address (City & Country), email address, Ikebana school, teacher’s name, lists of materials, a brief comment on your work (less than 100 words). 
Send the above to

Alternatively, share your work with Ikebana Gallery Facebook page, 

Downsize you photo before you send it. This link may help you.

Privacy: If there is any items that you do not wish to be published, please state so clearly. We use your first name for our blog post, but your full name will be published if you win the award. We don't publish your email address nor address.

Selection Process: The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee will select five finalists from the works posted on the blog and the facebook. Our judges will choose the winner from the finalists.

Entry Fee: Free

Award: The winner will receive a certificate (PDF file). In addition to the Ikebana Gallery Award, we have started the Ikebana Gallery People's Choice Award. We will encourage people to choose their favourites out of our semi-finalists in public through Facebook.

Sponsors: The Ikebana Gallery is looking for sponsors for this award. If interested, please contact us ( ).

Eligibility to Participate: The award is open to Ikebana students who are studying Ikebana for no more than 4 years. Entries by Ikebana teachers are not accepted. See FAQ for more details.  
Up to 30 Works: One student can submit up to 30 works in one year, but up to 6 works in one month. We welcome entry by sharing your images on Facebook. Please don't send more than 6 works at once. Not all submitted works will be posted on the blog due to the space and time limitation. 

Key Dates:
30 June 2018. Closing date for entries. All the works posted on the blog and the facebook since July 2017 are eligible for the award.
Mid July 2018. Five finalists will be published on the blog.
August 2018. Winner announced.

Any Question?: See FAQ

Dr Yutaka Mino: the Director - Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, the Vice Chairman - Sotheby’s North America, the Chief Executive Director - the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa & the Honorary Director -Osaka Municipal Museum of Art.

Ken Smith: Artist, Former Lecturer in Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, Melbourne. 

Lesley Kehoe: Director, Lesley Kehoe Galleries 

Susan Renouf: Adjunct Professor of RMIT University in Fashion & Textiles.

Hiroe Swen: Ceramic artist, Former Lecturer in Ceramics at the Australian National University Institute of the Arts.

Dr Yoshiho Kobayashi: Associate Professor of Otemon Gakuin University, President of International Society of Ikebana Studies

Dr Osamu Inoue: Associate Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design, Vice president of International Society of Ikebana Studies