Thursday, 12 November 2015

2015 Towada City Photograph Contest

2015 15th Annual Towada City Photograph Contest
平成27年度 第15回 十和田市写真コンテスト (Towada-shi Shashin Contest)

Contest Details
Full Contest Information PDF Files: English | Japanese
Official Entry Forms: Japanese
  • Theme: Photographs that Provide a Sense of Towada
    (十和田市を感じさせる写真 Towada-shi wo kanjisaseru shashin)
  • Contest Judge: Mitsuhiro Wada, photographer
  • Contest Awards & Prizes
    • Grand Prize (1): 30,000yen + Prize 
    • First Prize (1): 20,000yen + Prize
    • Mitsuhiro Wada Prize (1): 10,000yen + Prize
    • Towada Sightseeing Prize (2): 5,000yen + Prize
    • Spring Towada Prize (2): 5,000yen + Prize
    • Summer Towada Prize (2): 5,000yen + Prize
    • Autumn Towada Prize (2): 5,000yen + Prize
    • Winter Towada Prize (2): 5,000yen + Prize
    • Honourable Mention (5): Prize
  • Award Ceremony: Sponsors will contact winners directly regarding Award Ceremony details.
  • Contest Photograph Exhibit: Details regarding the Contest Photograph Exhibit will be posted on the Towada City Tourism Website, etc.  
  • Copyright: Contest sponsors will be granted rights to the winning works for royalty-free use in print exhibits, publishing, publicity advertisements, on the internet, etc. Winners must provide the originals for the winning works (please refrain from submitting data on USB memory cards).
Entry Requirements/Restrictions:
  • Photo Size/Specifications: 
    • Yotsukiri Size 四ツ切サイズ 254x305mm (including Wide Yotsukiri ワイド四ツ 254x366mm) OR
    • 35mm or Brownie Size Slides (ブローニーサイズスライド 102x127mm?)
    • Colour or Monochrome
    • Individual photographs only—composite photographs not allowed
  • Max. Submissions: 10 photos per person (professional or amateur)
  • Only unpublished works should be submitted
Entry Submission/Deadline:
  • Please attach an entry form (see translated sample below) to the back of each photograph submitted
    2015 Towada City Photograph Contest Sample Translated Entry Form 平成27年度十和田市写真コンテスト 和英応募票 見本
  • Submit entries to:
    AST 十和田市観光産物センター内
  • Deadline: Entries must by received by Monday, November 30, 2015
  • Return of Photographs: Winning entries will not be returned. For return of non-winning entries, circle one of the following options on the entry form:
    • 返信用封筒同封 Return Envelope Enclosed
    • 十和田市内カメラ店で受取 Pick up at Towada Camera Shop 
    • 着払いにて返却 Cash on Delivery 
    • 事務局窓口で受取Pick-Up from Contest Office
    If no option is selected the work(s) cannot be returned and will be dealt with at the discretion of the Contest Organizers.
Towada City Photograph Contest Office: 0176-24-3006 (9am-5pm)

More Information:
Towada City Tourist Information Portal Site Yururira Towada (Japanese):
Towada Photograph Contest (Past Winners, Japanese):

(Reminder: There is also a Lake Towada Four Seasons Photo Contest. Submission deadline: January 5, 2016)

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