2019 Japan Photo Contest

  By Kaitlyn Kerr


The Consulate-General of Japan’s 2019 Japan Photo Contest is now open for submissions! Submit up to four photos for your chance to win exciting prizes, including the grand prize of a Nikon D7500 & 18-140mm lens kit. Photos, taken in either Japan or Canada with a Japanese subject, can be entered into one of four categories:

  1. Culture, Food & Festivals
  2. Nature
  3. Cool Japan
  4. Movement & Sports – NEW this year in acknowledgement of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Entrants will have the chance to win prizes, receive a certificate from the Consul-General, and have their photo featured online, in events, and special promotions.

This is the 6th annual photo contest presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, in an attempt to promote awareness and appreciation for Japanese culture and further foster positive Japanese-Canadian relations.

Submissions are due September 25th, 2019. 

The Camera Store is proud to sponsor this contest and will be providing category prizes.

For more information and details on entering, click here.


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.