KOOV Challenge 2020 Event Report

A total of 474 innovative entries from Japan, China, and the US

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the KOOV Challenge 2020 was held as an online contest instead of its usual form of gathering participants into one venue.

The theme of the KOOV Challenge 2020 was “KOOV Future Concert – Create cool and attractive musical instruments that no one has ever seen before.” Participants were asked to create “attractive musical instruments” with KOOV®︎ and materials around them, then to play “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, and one more chosen nursery rhyme or folk song.

A total of 474 works were entered from Japan, China, and the US. Each and every entry was highly unique, reflecting the ideas and perspectives of the participant.

KOOV Challenge 2020 special site
A special site with a list of all the entries was available during the contest period.

After judging had concluded, the outstanding entries were announced at the online award ceremony.

KOOV Challenge 2020 online ceremony
The online award ceremony


Gold Prize

■ Individual Section, U-G3

ind U-G3 gold prize
吴柏熹
幸福演奏机器人』/『演奏哆来咪的机器人』

■ Team Section, U-G3

team U-G3 gold prize
ぴかキ二年生チーム
笑って幸せ演奏会』『きらきらミュージック』

■ Individual Section, U-G6

ind U-G6 gold prize
フェニックス
しあわせいっぱいロボット』/『嬉しさロボット』

■ Team Section, U-G6

team U-G6 gold prize
シズオカノタミ
幸せなら音鳴らそう』/『ふじの山』

■ Individual Section, Over-Grade

ind OG gold prize
ともやん
happy,DJ』/『HAPPY,DJ!!!』

■ Team Section, Over-Grade

team OG gold prize
搞怪二人组
搞怪音乐组-命题曲目』/『I propose you-自选曲目』

Silver Prize

■ Individual Section U-G3

team OG gold prize
潘衍行
色彩演奏机器人-命题曲目-参赛』/『色彩演奏机器人-自选曲目-参赛』

■ Team Section, U-G3

team OG gold prize
天津X战队
快乐的圣诞主题音乐会』/『欢快的圣诞主题音乐会03』

■ Individual Section, U-G6

team OG gold prize
ヒロ
リモコン式ドラム』/『リモコン式ドラム』

■ Team Section, U-G6

team OG gold prize
七色花
迷你乐团-命题曲目』/『迷你乐团-自选曲目-小星星』

■ Individual Section, Over-Grade

team OG gold prize
WAO!LAB
おさかなの合唱(幸せなら手をたたこう)』/『おさかなの合唱(シャボン玉)』

■ Team Section, Over-Grade

team OG gold prize
koov无敌组
命题曲目:幸福拍手歌』/『自选曲目:欢乐颂』

Bronze Prize

■ Individual Section,U-G3

team OG gold prize
そう
センサーキーボードパーカッション』/『センサーキーボードパーカッション自由曲』

■ Team Section, U-G3

team OG gold prize
かぼちゃ畑
オバケが叩くかぼちゃたいこ🎃課題曲』/『オバケが叩くかぼちゃたいこ🎃自由曲ちょうちょ』

■ Individual Section, U-G6

team OG gold prize
ふきのとう3
回転式楽器(課題曲)』/『回転式楽器(自由曲)』

■ Team Section, U-G6

team OG gold prize
プログラミング教室とパソコン
にぎやかKOOVコンサート』/『にぎやかKOOVコンサート』

■ Individual Section, Over-Grade

team OG gold prize
アッキー
thank you』/『きらきらひかる』

■ Team Section, Over-Grade

team OG gold prize
程子豪 王伯铨
森林之声-如果感到幸福你就拍拍手』/『聆听大自然的声音——森林狂想曲1』

Special Award

■ Individual Section, U-G3

  • 小贤
    『命题曲目-架子鼓表演家』/『自选曲目-架子鼓演奏家』
  • コウキングス
    『音が鳴る船』/『音が鳴る船』
  • 倩倩
    『流淌的歌声-幸福拍拍手』/『自选曲目——流淌的歌声』
  • 怡宝
    『命题曲目-梦幻音乐钢琴』/『自选曲目-梦幻音乐钢琴』

■ Team Section, U-G3

  • 魔力豆
    『音命题曲目+鼓笛』/『笛子演奏家』
  • 梦想音乐家
    『奇幻音乐盒』/『百灵鸟的歌声』

■ Individual Section, U-G6

  • 猫にひっかかれる人
    『サンタが来た!』/『サンタが来た!』
  • フック船長
    『動物たちの音楽隊(幸せなら手をたたこう)』/『動物たちの音楽隊(聖者の行進)』
  • 刘怡彤
    『KOOV未来音乐会』/『KOOV未来音乐会』
  • 鉄道
    『ドからシまで見える楽器』/『ドレミがみえる楽器(オリジナル楽曲)』

■ Team Section, U-G6

  • 齐擂三士
    『机器人大鼓队-感到幸福你就拍拍手』/『机器人大鼓队-克罗地亚狂想曲』

■ Individual Section, Over-Grade

  • Terry
    『秋の音楽隊』/『夜の音楽隊』
  • バナナ
    『足踏みをする人:課題曲』/『ジャンプする人:自由曲』
  • Pooh_Edogawa
    『一緒に踊ろう!〜幸せなら手をたたこう〜』/『一緒に踊ろう!〜どんぐりころころ〜』
  • 彭晨
    『规定曲目 幸福拍手歌 彭晨』/『自选曲目 炫彩钢琴 彭晨』

■ Team Section, Over-Grade

  • コドラボ水チーム2
    『しあわせなら鍋たたこう』/『距離ピアノ』

Judges of the KOOV Challenge 2020

We would like to express our gratitude to the many experts who have cooperated with us for the KOOV Challenge 2020.

  • Kanji Akahori
    (Chairman of ICT Connect 21 / Professor Emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Guang Chen
    (Lecturer at Beijing Normal University the School of Educational Technology / PhD in Psychology)
  • Thomas Andrew Harris
    (SEEK Curriculum and Resources Coordinator at National Society of Black Engineers)
  • Yoshiro Miyata
    (Professor at Chukyo University / Coordinator, World Museum Project)
  • Kazumi Misawa
    (Professor at Musashino Art University)
  • Sachiko Nakajima
    (President of steAm, Inc. / STEM Girls Ambassador of Cabinet Office / Musician, Mathematician, STEAM Educator)
  • Yingying Yan
    (Teacher of Robotics Group at Beijing Xicheng Youth Science and Technology Museum)
  • Nozomu Kaji
    (Sony Music Labels Inc. / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
  • Yuka Maruko
    (Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
  • Michiko Araki
    (Head of Corporate Marketing, Sony Electronics Inc.)
  • Mitsuo Okumura
    (Sony Global Education, Inc. Creative Director)
  • Masaaki Isozu
    (President of Sony Global Education, Inc.)


Thank you all for your participation, and congratulations to the award winners!
We’ll be posting the works of the award winners on social media including our Facebook Page.

The KOOV Challenge team is always welcome to receive works full of curiosity, from players who can try new things without being afraid of failure.
You can visit the official KOOV Challenge site here.