KANJI Map Poster Competition

JLfest 2022

Objective

The competition aims at encouraging learners to develop an interest in KANJI and discover a way to learn and remember them easily by using mind-map and story-telling techniques. In the process, contestants would learn how to search for and organize information as well as to work with others within a given time.

The KANJI

This year contestants were given a choice of either 「大」or「小」to make a diigital KANJI Map Poster.

RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT

Saturday, July 2, 2022

1st Prize Winner:

 

TEAM 14

Lau Tze Ling

Fateen Jazmeena Faizal Hamdy

SMK (P) METHODIST KLANG

     "The use of a magnifying glass to represent the kanji  is indeed delightful as it conveys clearly the meaning of that kanji. Besides the basic information of the Kanji, the judges applauded the effort of this team in selecting a simple everyday vocabulary with their respective mini-stories to help readers to learn them easily.

      However, the judges felt that less commonly used compound words should be avoided, no matter how simple it is since this poster is meant for Japanese language beginner learners."

 

ZEETY KARTINI

2nd Prize Winner:

 

TEAM 2

Ong Ming Yi

Ng Kai Ning

SMJK KATHOLIK, PJ

     "A very easy to understand and attractive poster. It is very commendable that the team made an effort in grouping words not only based on their KUN-ON reading but also on a theme that lead to a story of their own.

             However, while the judges understand the team's intention of including 子供 in the poster, it should have refrained as it confused the reader more as it did not contain the kanji ."

NG KAR PEK

3rd Prize Winner:

 

TEAM 4

Mya Arriene Sofea Helmi Idzuan

Muhd Danish Abdullah Alinafiah

SM SAINS MIRI

     "An obvious favorite among the judges. The strength of this poster lies in its simplicity, It used a minimum number of words to tell a whole story, without complicated or extra words that burden the learners.  The ingenuity of using 'atomic symbol' to denote the meaning of the KANJI as well as using it as 'branches' to connect information or word is commendable.

      Unfortunately, the words seemed to be overshadowed by the strong graphics. The lack of basic information about the KANJI  also reduced the educational value of this poster."

 

EDWARD LEE

Merit Prize Winner:

 

TEAM 30

Muhammad Haziq Safwan Mohd Zikir

Nur Tasneem Ahmad Firdaus

SM SAINS KEPALA BATAS

     "This is one of two posters in this competition that reflect the team's personal relation to the KANJI . It tells us about their wish of achieving their big dream when they grow up in very few, but useful words. 

           It would have been better if  the furigana is added to help learners to read the KANJI words"

 

SEKI MAYUMI

Saturday, July 2, 2022

1st Prize Winner:

 

TEAM B1

Muhammad Haziq Hamizi

Elisa Nur Iman Zanuldin

UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA TERENGGANU

     "The information is well organized. Thus, making it easy to understand and learn its usage. Associating the Kanji with the sumo helps non-KANJI students to remember both the Kanji and its meaning well. The 'hugeness' character of the KANJI can be felt by the wide blue sky and the pensive green pasture.

 

       However, the radical of was not obvious on the poster. Thus, making it difficult to understand. Perhaps the choice of vocabularies should be given more thought."

 

AZNI AHMAD

NOTE:

The judges deeply appreciated the great effort put into the posters by the finalist teams but regrettably decided to award only ONE prize for Category B. 

Finalist Teams

Category A (Below 18 yrs old)

Category B (18 yrs old and above)

PANEL OF JUDGES

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Edward Lee

President

JAPANESE LANGUAGE SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA

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SEKI Mayumi

Part time Lecturer

TSUDA UNIVERSITY,

TOKYO

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Ng Kar Pek

Assistant Director

EXAMINATIONS SYNDICATE

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA

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Zeety Kartini Abd Hamid

Japanese Language Lecturer

FACULTY OF LANGUAGE, CIVILISATION AND PHILOSOPHY

UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA

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Azni Ahmad

Japanese Language Teacher

FACULTY OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISITCS

UNIVERSITI MALAYA