2020 Japan Photo Contest – Entries close Sunday!

Entries to this year’s contest close on Sunday 8 November at 11.59pm, so dust off your favourite photos of your time in Japan!

The contest is open to anyone in Wellington who’s taken photos in Japan (not just JETs!) and you can enter 1 photo in each category (that’s 3 chances to win!):

  • Pop Culture
  • Places
  • Pets

It’s easy to enter, and there’s $240 worth of Tatsushi vouchers up for grabs. Each category winner will also receive a canvas print of their photo, and all finalists will be on display in the Embassy of Japan!

Also, if you know any Kiwis currently on the JET Programme please encourage them to enter our Postcards from JETs category. That winner will receive a curated care package of treats sent to them from home!

More details below!

Questions? Feel free to email us or message our Facebook page

Need some inspiration?
Check out some fantastic entries from years gone by in this video!

We look forward to seeing your entries, and celebrating the winners with you on 8th December at the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (more details to come!)

How to enter

Download and fill in the appropriate entry form below and attach it to an email along with your photo(s) to jetaawellington.photocontest@gmail.com by 11:59 PM SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER!

General Public Form
You can enter one photo in each category (Pop Culture, Places, Pets)

Current JETs Form
You can enter up to two photos under the Postcards From JETs category

We ask that submitted photos:

  • Were taken in Japan
  • Belong to you
  • Are the highest image resolution possible (for printing)


The JETAA Committee will select photos from each category to be put up for public display and voting at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre (JICC), which will take place between November 16th – November 30th!


Winners will be announced on the evening of 8 December at the JICC. There will be light snacks and drinks provided by JETAA, and it’s a great time to meet the photographers!

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