About The International Children’s Art Exhibition (ICAE)

The ICAE was founded in 1970 in Osaka, Japan and is proudly sponsored by Pentel. The intent was, and still is, to explore the vivid imagination of children. The ICAE gives children, ages three to fifteen, an opportunity to express their creativity through paintings, drawings and collages.

This year, tens of thousands of entries from children representing countries from around the world were submitted for judging. A distinguished panel of judges in Tokyo, Japan included representatives from Biiku Bunka Kyokai (The Foundation of Art Education in Japan), art professors and teachers from participating countries. Each viewed the entries during a four month endeavor beginning in January and concluding in April.

Artwork is judged on the basis of originality, clearly expressed content and cultural expression. 164 American students have been recognized this year from a worldwide list of winning students.

The ICAE will embark on a seven-city, eight-month tour beginning November 2014. Winning entries from the United States, combined with winning entries from around the world, will be featured in the exhibition. Here is the list of tour dates and host locations for the 44th International Children's Art Exhibition.

11/10/14 to 11/24/14

12/8/14 to 12/22/14

1/8/15 to 1/22/15

2/9/15 to 2/23/15

The Summit Country Day School Howard County Library - Glenwood Branch Monterey Park
Bruggemeyer Library
Gibbs Magnet School
2161 Grandin Rd. 2350 Maryland 97 318 South Ramona Avenue 1115 W. 16th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208 Cooksville, MD 21723 Monterey Park, CA 91754 Little Rock, AR 72202


3/9/15 to 3/23/15

4/13/15 to 4/27/15

5/11/15 to 6/29/15

Taylor County Museum  Warren Cultural Center County of Los Angeles Public Library
1001 Pollock Blvd. 154 Public Square Visit www.colapublib.org
Bedford, IA 50833-1096 Greenfield, Iowa  50849 for tour information


Pentel Believes in the Importance of Creativity Through Art

Pentel believes that art encompasses all the developmental domains and fosters creativity in children. It can assist in developing their imagination and enhancing their decision making skills.

Promoting creativity through art helps develop a child’s intelligence and personality and gives children the opportunity to express a personal statement about their uniqueness.

Art is open-minded and builds feelings of independence, confidence and an eagerness to learn.

Download the 46th International Children's Art Exhibition entry packet by clicking here. Please note that all entries must be received by October 30, 2015.

Send questions to ICAE@pentel.com.