October 17, 2018

2018 Japan Photo Contest

JETAA Wellington’s annual Japan Photo Contest is back for another year! The contest is open to any amateur photographers who have been to Japan.

Since 2014, we have organised a community photo contest for people to show off their best photos of Japan. The best entries are displayed in the Japan Information & Cultural Centre (JICC) , and voted on by the public. At the end, we host a small awards ceremony with food and drinks to announce the winners and present prizes.

You can check out last year’s finalists here.


This year’s categories are:

  • Pop Culture
  • Places
  • Pets
  • Postcards from JETs (only for current JET Programme participants)

You are free to interpret the categories however you like.


Download and fill in an entry form below and email it along with your photo(s) to JETAA Wellington by Sunday, 4 November 2018.


We will select 10 photos from each category for public display and voting at the JICC, between 14 – 30 November.


Winners will be announced on the evening of 4 December at the JICC.

  • The winner of each category (Pop Culture, Places, Pets) will receive a printed canvas of their winning photo, plus a $50 restaurant voucher
  • The runner up for each category (Pop Culture, Places, Pets) will receive is a $30 restaurant voucher
  • The winner of the Postcards from JETs category will receive a special Kiwi care package full of things from home


If you have questions just email us. You can also keep up to date via this page and the JETAA Wellington Facebook.