2021 Japan Photo Contest Winners

  By Ryley Smith


The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary has announced the winners of the 7th annual Japan Photo Contest! There were an outstanding 168 photo entries from people across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwest Territories! The judges had quite the tough, but enjoyable time choosing. The Camera Store is happy to have helped sponsor the Consulate-General of Japan and the 2021 Japan Photo Contest. Congratulations to all the winners!

The 2021 Japan Photo Contest was judged by a panel of four judges, which included Consul General Uchida and a representative from the three contest sponsors, Nikon Canada, The Camera Store, and Japanab Magazine. Congratulations to the four winners!


 Grand Prize Winner – “Beautiful bike trail in Saga, Japan” – Photo by Keith Stuckless (NWT)


Japanab Choice Award – “Amano Iwato Shrine, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan” – Photo by Alastair Medford (AB)


The Camera Store Choice Award – “Temple in the mist, Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail, Wakayama” – Photo by David Firman (MB)


Consul General’s Choice Award – “Mt. Fuji & Shibazakura” – Photo by Sherina Kristel Jacobe (AB)

For more information on the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary, click here!


Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.