2022 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 8th 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 Lens Kit, 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, Japanab, Pablo, Strawberry Boots, and Amandine Bakery for providing this year's contest with wonderful prizes! I would also like to thank our new Community Partner, Avenue Magazine for joining us with the judging process.

The 2022 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. Nature
  2. Architecture
  3. Japanese Culture (Traditional, Food, Festivals, etc)
  4. People & Lifestyle

Sponsors & Prizes

Nikon Canada
Grand Prize

Z 5 Mirrorless Camera + Lens Kit
The Camera Store
Photography Accessory
Prize Packages

ThinkTank Retrospective 30 Shoulder Bag
+ $50 Giftcard to The Camera Store
Velbon EX-440 Aluminum Tripod
3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

+ $50 Giftcard to The Camera Store
Japanab Prize
$100 Mastercard Gift Card
Grand Prize:
1 Premium Tart + Box of 12 Tarts
Consul General’s Award:
1 Big Tart + Box of 12 Tarts
4 Category Winners:
Box of 6 Tarts (each)
Japan Airlines (JAL)
JAL Logo Blanket
Strawberry Boots
Japanese Lifestyle Goods

To Be Announced
Amandine Bakery
$40 Gift Certificate

Community Partners

Avenue Magazine

Submission Instructions

Deadline for submission of entries is October 15th, 2022. To reference last year's winning photos click here

  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)
    Images should have the minimum dimensions of 1800 x 2700 pixels, or may be subject to being disqualified

*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.

For more information please email submissions@cl.mofa.go.jp. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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