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Japan Photo Contest 2016

Japan Photo Contest

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

This year we have expanded the Japan Photo Contest to include three categories. Each person can submit up to a maximum of three photographs (only one per category).

The categories are as follows:

  • Japan & Canada
  • Culture, food and festivals of Japan
  • Nature and landmarks of Japan

Submit photos for a chance to win prizes, receive a certificate from the Consul-General, and have your photo featured online and in future events and promotions. Details on submission guidelines are contained in the 2016 Japan Photo Contest Entry Form.

Specifications For Digital Images:

  • Image size should be between 1MB and 9MB. Images over 9MB may not be accepted via email. Images under 1MB may not be high enough quality for large scale printing.
  • Formats accepted are JPG, TIFF, PNG.
  • Images must be sent by email to by the submission deadline of July 20, 2016.
  • When sending multiple images, due to email capacity restrictions, please send each image in a separate email.

For Printed Images:

  • No smaller than the dimensions of 8″x 10″.
  • Printed images must be delivered to the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary (Suite 950 517, 10th Ave. SW) by the submission deadline of July 20, 2016, at the participant’s expense.
  • Send printed image on photographic paper only.
  • Printed images must not be mounted or framed.

Please read, fill out, and sign the form and forward it to along with the entry image(s) and caption(s).

For printed images, please send them to our office at:

Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary
Suite 950, 517 10th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 0A8

Thank you to our supporting companies Cannon Canada Inc. and The Camera Store for generously providing this year’s contest with wonderful prizes!

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