October 15, 2017

2017 Japan Photo Contest

PhotoSince 2014, JETAA Wellington has organised a community photo contest for people to show off their best photos of Japan. The photos are then displayed in the Japan Information & Cultural Centre (JICC) in Wellington, and voted on by the public. At the end of the contest, a small awards ceremony with food and drinks is held to announce the winners and present prizes.


The contest is open to any amateur photographers who have been to Japan. You are open to interpret the categories however you would like.

This year’s categories are:

  • Pop Culture
  • Places
  • PetsPhoto2
  • Postcards from JETs

To enter: Please download and fill in an entry form (or download the form as a Word file) and email it along with your photo(s) to JETAA Wellington by Monday, 13 November 2017.

Voting: 10 photos from each category have been selected for public display at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre. Public voting until 12 December 2017 will decide the winners in each category.

Prizes: The first place prize for each category is a canvas print of the winning photo, plus a $40 restaurant voucher. The second place prize for each category is a $30 restaurant voucher. The Postcards from JETs prize is a special Kiwi care package full of things from home.

Photo4Awards: Winners will be announced at a prize giving on the evening of Tuesday, 12 December 2017 at the JICC.

Please email questions you may have about the contest. In the meantime, check out past year’s entries and winners:

Keep up to date via this page and the JETAA Wellington Facebook Page.