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Nissan children’s book competition open for entries

Annual contest is part of Nissan’s global support for arts and education


The 35th Nissan Children’s Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix, part of the company’s global support for arts and education, is now open to submissions from aspiring writers.

Organized by the International Institute for Children’s Literature, Osaka, the competition offers talented writers and illustrators of children’s books a platform to showcase their work. Winning entries are published, and past winners have gone on to successful careers as authors and illustrators.

Nissan’s support for arts and education is part of Nissan Sustainability 2022, a plan launched last month that defines the company’s approaches and goals in the areas of the environment, social and governance through fiscal year 2022.

Nissan has sponsored the Grand Prix since it began in 1984. Notable past winners include Hirokazu Miyazaki’s “Wani-kun No Ookina Ashi” and Hiroko Saegusa’s “Monjuikku No Fukuro.”

The competition now attracts close to 3,000 entries each year. Nissan will fund the distribution of the winning works to libraries and child care facilities near the company’s offices and plants in Japan, in cooperation with BL Publishing Co., Ltd.

The deadline for entries is Oct. 31, 2018. All entries must be in Japanese.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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