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2017 Japan Photo Contest Winning Photo Announcement

Thank you to everyone that made submissions to the 2017 Japan Photo Contest. This year marked the 4th consecutive photo contest our office has organized, and proved to be the most popular to date, with a record 123 people submitting 392 images.
Several images greatly impressed the panel of 3 judges, making the selection process a challenge to narrow down to the 11 winners listed below. Once again we offer our appreciation to those that submitted photos, and to our contest sponsors: Canon Canada, The Camera Store, Manfrotto, and Japanab.



Grand Prize Winner
Photo by Visti Kjar
Location: Yahiko Shrine, Niigata



Consul General's Prize
Photo by Cody Southgate
Location: Nikka Yuko Gardens, Lethbridge, AB



Japanab Special Prize
Photo by Hisako Yukawa Sarich
Location: Takachiho Town, Miyazaki



Nature Category, 1st Place
Photo by Peter Stahl
Location: Kodaiji Temple, Kyoto



Nature Category, 2nd Place
Photo by Joel Fuller
Location: Nagano



Cool Japan Category, 1st Place
Photo by David Thiedemann
Location: Hokkaido University, Sapporo



Cool Japan Category, 2nd Place
Photo by Jim Sawers
Location: Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima



Culture, Food & Festivals Category, 1st Place
Photo by Martin Connors
Location: Hoshi Matsuri Festival, Kyoto



Culture, Food & Festivals Category, 2nd Place
Photo by Carol Chan
Location: Hibiya Park, Tokyo



People Category, 1st Place
Photo by Adriana Garcia Carrillo
Location: Kanmangafuchi Abyss



People Category, 2nd Place
Photo by Roy Kariatsumari
Location: Nikko