“HOKKAIDO BALLPARK ART PRIZE 2023” announcement of Award Winners
Fighters Sports & Entertainment Inc. held its first art competition "HOKKAIDO BALLPARK ART PRIZE 2023" with the aim of providing a new step forward in the fusion of "sports" and "art" and highlighting the potential of aspiring young artists.
The theme is "HOKKAIDO" & "Baseball". We are pleased to announce that we have come to the conclusion to a Grand Prix, four Awards of Excellence, and two Special Awards which were selected from over 100 entries.
The winning entries will be exhibited permanently in HOKKAIDO BALLPARK F VILLAGE, which will open in 2023. We express our gratitude for the many submissions.
1. Award-winning works
Winner: Kousuke Yamawaki
Award of Excellence
Winner: Kazuto Imura
Winner: Shouta Kanehira
Winner: Saho Harabe
Winner: Kizuku Wakita
Winner: Yuki Yamada
2. Judges' Comment
<Chief Judge> Kentaro Totsuka - Director, NOWHERE:
The pieces submitted brought a high level of enthusiasm to the table, and there was a lively exchange of opinions among the judges. Many of the artists expressed various interpretations of the very limited theme of "Baseball” and “Hokkaido,” and we are very much looking forward to seeing their works installed and be in action. We hope to make this award a new platform for the next generation artists to showcase their work.
DESIGNART, Representative Director
HKS, Inc., Principal, Global Director of Urban design
Head of Design Department, OBAYASHI CORPORATION
Nomura Co., Ltd., Creative director