2019 Japan Photo Contest


With the goal of fostering interest in Japanese culture and to further promote understanding between Japan and Canada, The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary is pleased to present its 6th consecutive Japan Photo Contest. This contest is open to all who reside in our jurisdiction which includes AB, MB, SK, NT & NU.

Submit photos for a chance to win prizes, including the Nikon Canada Grand Prize: D7500 18-140mm VR Lens Kit, receive a certificate from the Consul-General, and have your photo featured online and in future events and promotions. Thank you to our generous sponsors Nikon Canada Inc., The Camera Store, Japanab, Nippon Travel, and Japan Airlines for providing this year's contest with wonderful prizes!

The 2019 Japan Photo Contest has 4 categories. Each person can submit up to a maximum of 4 photographs (one per category). Photos taken in Japan or Canada (with a Japan-related theme/subject) are welcome!

Keep in mind one of the purposes of the Contest is to promote awareness of various aspects of Japan's culture, while continuing to foster the positive relationship between Japan & Canada. This year the categories are as follows:

  1. Culture, Food & Festivals
  2. Nature
  3. Movement & Sports (This is a new category in 2019 in recognition of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games - show us your creativity with the concept of movement, and/or involvement of sports)
  4. Cool Japan

Sponsors & Prizes

Nikon Canada
Grand Prize

The Nikon D7500 18-140mm
VR Lens Kit
Category Prizes
2 Bee Hive Tripods + Ball Head Kit/Case
Pro 100mm Filter Holder System
and a $50 gift certificate
Category Prize
$250 Nippon Travel Gift Certificate
(Valid for Airline ticket
until Sep 25, 2020)
Category Prize
Delsey Ultra Lite 2.0
carry-on baggage from JAL
Japanab Choice Award
$100 Visa Gift Card

Submission Instructions

Deadline for submission of entries is September 25th, 2019. To reference last year's winning photos click here

Digital Photo Submission Instructions

  1. Read, fill out and submit the online submission form
  2. Submit each photo one at a time by email using the respective category links below (each photo must be between 1MB and 8MB in size)

*If the above links do not prompt a new email message using your preferred email account software, please simply submit each photo one at a time to submissions@cl.mofa.go.jp.

Printed Photo Instructions

  1. Read, fill out and submit the online submission form
  2. Mail in the photo submissions (up to 4 photos, one per category) to the address below, and in the package be sure to let us know your full name as it corresponds to your name on the online form you will have previously submitted.

       PR & Culture Division
       RE: Japan Photo Contest
       Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary
       #950 517 - 10th Avenue SW
       Calgary, AB T2R 0A8

For more information please call 403-294-0782, or email submissions@cl.mofa.go.jp. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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