KANJI Map Poster Competition
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.
This year contestants were given a choice of either 「大」or「小」to make a digital KANJI Map Poster.
1st Prize Winner:
Lau Tze Ling
Fateen Jazmeena Faizal Hamdy
SMK (P) METHODIST KLANG
"The use of a magnifying glass to represent the kanji 小 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."
2nd Prize Winner:
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 小."
NG KAR PEK
3rd Prize Winner:
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 小 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 小 also reduced the educational value of this poster."
Merit Prize Winner:
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 大. 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"
1st Prize Winner:
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 大 with the sumo helps non-KANJI students to remember both the Kanji and its meaning well. The 'hugeness' character of the KANJI 大 can be felt by the wide blue sky and the pensive green pasture.
However, the radical of 大 was not obvious on the poster. Thus, making it difficult to understand. Perhaps the choice of vocabularies should be given more thought."
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.
Category A (Below 18 yrs old)
Category B (18 yrs old and above)
PANEL OF JUDGES