Japanese and foreign high school students had the honor of winning prestigious awards at a ceremony for the 15th International High School Arts Festival at a Tokyo hotel July 5.

The festival represents one of the largest international art exhibitions for high school students. This year, students from Japan and 13 other countries entered 11,547 pieces, including fine art and calligraphies, of which 394 were exhibited at the renowned National Art Center, Tokyo, in Minato Ward's Roppongi district.

Thirty Japanese students received special awards at the ceremony.