Award Ceremony and Reception for the 2022 Japan Photo Contest

 On December 9th, the award ceremony and reception were held in honour of the winners of the 2022 Japan Photo Contest at the official residence of the Consul General. Consul General Watabe extended his congratulations to the winners and his thanks to the sponsors and all involved, followed by Ms. Evelyn Drake, photo contest judge and representative of sponsor The Camera Store, who made a toast. Afterwards, the Consul General awarded the winners their certificates and prizes from our sponsors, and the winners shared their memories, challenges and comments regarding their photos.

We would like to thank all of the sponsors who helped make the 2022 Japan Photo Contest possible: Nikon Canada Inc., The Camera Store, Japanab Magazine, Japan Airlines, Pablo Cheese Tart, Amandine Bakery, and Strawberry Boots, as well as our community partner, Avenue Magazine. A sincere thank you also goes to everyone who participated in this year's contest by submitting their wonderful photos.

The winning photographs can be viewed below.

Consul-General Watabe delivering opening remarks A toast from The Camera Store representative Evelyn Drake

The Grand Prize winner, Mr. Christian Papainog The Consul-General’s Prize winner, Mr. Michael Reece

The Japanese Culture winner, Mr. Andrew Ng The People & Lifestyle winner, Mr. Laurence Cheung

The special mention winner, Ms. Joana Marie Lazatin Comments from the Grand Prize winner, Mr. Christian Papainog

Commemorative Photo