2019 Japan Photo Contest Announcement of Winners

The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary would like to sincerely thank everyone that made submissions to the 2019 Japan Photo Contest. This was the 6th year our office organized the contest, and was held as one of the events celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Diplomatic Relations. The Contest received 446 outstanding photo entries from people across our jurisdiction of AB, SK, MB, NT, NU.
The judging process was completed by a panel of 3 judges including Consul General Kobayashi, as well as representatives from two of our sponsors, Japanab Magazine and The Camera Store. Determining the winners was enjoyable but challenging due to the many unique photos taken in both Canada and Japan.
We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors, Nikon Canada Inc., The Camera Store, Japanab Magazine, as well as our two newly joined sponsors Nippon Travel, and Japan Airlines for their generosity in providing contest prizes and advertising support resulting in a successful contest. See the winning images below.

Nikon Canada Grand Prize Winner
Hanami at Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture
Photo by Teresa Ha

Nippon Travel Culture, Food & Festival Award
Lunch Options, Meguro, Tokyo
Photo by Abbie Barzaga

Japan Airlines Cool Japan Award
Oni blessing local hot spring, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido
Photo by Jeff Fountain

The Camera Store Nature Award
Feeding Koi, Koko-en Garden (Himeji), Hyogo Prefecture
Photo by Everett Hagar

The Camera Store Movement & Sports Award
Taiko, Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture
Photo by Keith Scobie

The Camera Store Choice Award
Osaka Castle, Osaka Prefecture
Photo by Callum O'Connor

Japanab Choice Award
Nishiki Market, Kyoto Prefecture
Photo by Luvdeep Bhandari