The 7th Art Writer Award for High School Students, endorsed by InSEA was held in Japan. It is an essay contest and students are encouraged to write and submit a 2000-Japanese-character essay about the connection between art and the students themselves. This time 532 essays were submitted from Japan and 19 essays were submitted from other countries and regions including UK, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Australia, Sri Lanka, China, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan. The awarding ceremony was held in February 2018 at the University of Tsukuba. Next contest will be held in 2019 and the English language section will be launched for the international development of the education through writing on art.