What is a KOTODAMA Presentation?

KOTODAMA Presentation
is a new presentation style
advocated by the Akademeia 21st Century.
It employs concise yet impactful words,
accompanied by photos, music, illustrations, and graphics,
to deliver a deep message.
Learning how to weave words, and polish language,
“Changing the world with the power of words.”
That is the KOTODAMA Presentation.


Entry format

Delve deep into your own thoughts and feelings,
learn how to carefully select words (expressions), pauses, rhythm,
and lingering impressions to convey profound messages
with the power of concise words.


All entries must be in video format,
created from a PowerPoint presentation.

  • Entries created with other presentation tools (such as Keynote) are acceptable, provided they are converted into video format.

Entries should not include human actors and should primarily rely on language, while incorporating photos, illustrations, music, etc., within a 2-minute timeframe.

  • Include the title and the name of creator at the beginning of the piece. Do not include any other information about the creator within the piece.
  • Entries are limited to individual entries.
  • Exclude vocal elements in the music.

Photos, illustrations, music, videos, graphics, etc.,
must be original works or obtained from royalty-free sources.

  • Use materials that do not infringe on copyright.

Call for Entries(Closed)

We are inviting entries for the KOTODAMA Presentations
at the Fuji-California Youth Leadership Summit,
an international event with students participating from 100+ countries.

Application Period
  • Monday, January 15, 2024 – Monday, April 15, 2024
  • The entries for 2024 have been closed.
Themes of entry
  • World Peace and Cooperation
  • Climate Change & Sustainability
  • Racial & Gender Equity
  • Education
Online gallery

Thank you very much for your numerous entries.
All the works are being exhibited in our online gallery.
Please take a moment to appreciate the passionate pieces contributed by students from around the world.

Young generation is the hope of humanity.

Change the world with the power of words!
An international event fostering the ability to deliver deep message.

Event Date
Monday, june 3, 2024 9:30-11:00(Closed)

Application Period

Monday, January 15, 2024 – Thursday, April 11, 2024

The entries for 2024 have been closed.

The Fuji-California Youth Leadership Summit is an international event where students from around the world connect online to discuss social issues and learn about leadership. In addition to the KOTODAMA Presentation division, there is also an Online Panelist division.