The 29th Annual Nissan Children’s Storybook And Picture Book Grand Prix: Nissan To Publish Winning Entries

-Nissan to Donate Books to Libraries and Schools Nationwide-


YOKOHAMA, Japan – WEBWIRE – Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is to publish the two winning entries to the “29th Annual Nissan Children’s Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix“ competition, which was held in 2012. “Wakeari Ringo no Appuru Pai (An Odd Apple’s Apple Pie),” written by Yuko Asai, took first place in the prestigious contest, which has launched the careers of many professional Japanese writers. There were 2335 children’s storybook entries in 2012. In the picture book category “Yumi-chan wa Nezou no Warui Ko Desu (Yumi-chan Has Bad Sleeping Habits)" illustrated by Akemi Miyazaki was the winner. In all 476 picture books were entered.

Both books will be donated by Nissan to approximately 3400 libraries and 700 nurseries and kindergarten facilities near Nissan offices nationwide. Nissan is teaming up with BL Publishing Co., Ltd for the project. Since the inception of the storybook program in 1984, Nissan has donated more than 200,000 books. The concept has also spread outside Japan. In 2012, Nissan Iberia began working with its local administrations and schools to develop its own picture-book contest in Portugal. Nissan carries out the work as part of its commitment to Enriching People’s Lives, making a positive contribution to the world and countries in which the company operates.

Submissions for this year’s “30th Annual Nissan Children’s Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix" closed on October 31. Winners will be announced in early March 2014.
“Nissan Children’s Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix" home page

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012.
Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

Blue Citizenship:
Blue Citizenship is the commitment of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. to realize our vision of Enriching People’s Lives. We commit to our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities where we do business to deliver engaging, valuable and sustainable mobility for all. Through our business activities, we aim to create economic value and to actively contribute towards the development of a sustainable society.

Related Links:
CSR website http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/COMPANY/CSR/
Corporate Citizenship Activities website http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/CITIZENSHIP/



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