Accepting Entries: 2022 “Once in Japan” Photo Contest

2022 Once in Japan Photo Contest
The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is pleased to announce the 2022 “Once in Japan” Photo Contest. Submit your original photos expressing what makes Japan so unique in your eyes for a chance to win the latest Canon cameras and products from Canon U.S.A., Inc.

This year’s contest features two categories:
  1. Japan Category: submit up to three photos taken on a recent trip to Japan that share your experience and what makes Japan beautiful, cool, cute, breath-taking, innovative, funny, strange, surprising, and unique.
  2. Local Category: submit up to one photo taken at your neighborhood, city, and community in Northern California and Nevada.
The deadline for this contest is Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Select photos will be displayed at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco’s Gallery. Please see rules for further details.

Contest Prizes

Judges will select three winning photos. Winners will each receive the following:

  1. Certificate of Award
  2. Prize from Canon U.S.A., Inc.:
    • Japan Category First Prize: Canon EOS R7 RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit
    • Japan Category Second Prize: Canon PIXMA PRO-200
    • Local Category First Prize: Canon EOS M50 Mark II Content Creator Kit
  3. Selected Submission displayed and featured in the Consulate’s gallery

Application (Online only)

Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Application Form: (Google Form)

Rules and Necessary Documents for Submission

* By submitting an entry, each applicant agrees to the Official Rules (download link below) and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. Please note that the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Meta, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

For further inquiries about this contest, please contact:
Japan Information and Cultural Center

Exhibition Period

January 2023 through March 2023 (details to be finalized)

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