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 Marcella Garcia-Carrillo
Location: Kanmangafuchi Abyss

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