2021 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 7th 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: Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Z 5 24-50 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, and Japanab for providing this year's contest with wonderful prizes!

The 2021 Japan Photo Contest has four (4) categories. Each person can submit up to a maximum of four (4) photographs (one (1) 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. Nature
  2. Architecture
  3. Japanese Culture (Traditional, Food, Festivals, etc)
  4. Movement, Sports & Technology

Sponsors & Prizes

Nikon Canada
Grand Prize

Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Z 5 24-50 Lens Kit
Photography Accessory Prize Package from
ThinkTank Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag
Velbon EX-440 Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
Domke 1" QR Gripper Strap
Japanab Choice Award
$100 Mastercard Gift Card

Submission Instructions

Deadline for submission of entries is September 30th, 2021. To reference last year's winning photos click here

Digital Photo Submission Instructions

  1. Read, fill out and submit the online (Google) 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 (Google) submission form
  2. Mail in the photo submissions (up to four (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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