JETAANSW is holding a photo competition as part of our participation in Japanaroo 2021! 

Enter now for a chance to win exciting prizes, PLUS have your photo featured in a photo exhibition in Sydney this year!

Japanaroo 2021 (to be held 20 - 29 August 2021) celebrates the friendship and cultural relationship between Japan and Australia, through a series of events such as cultural demonstrations, special dining experiences and pop-up initiatives. A wide range of Japan related organisations are all working together to bring exciting cultural experiences to Sydney this year, and JETAA NSW is collaborating with our partners AJS NSW, Books Kinokuniya Sydney, JNTO Sydney Office, SMASH! and The Japan Foundation, Sydney to run a photo contest and photo exhibition.

We invite you to submit photos to one or more of our categories for a chance to win exciting prizes. Thanks to our partner The Japan Foundation, Sydney, each category winner will also receive a tote bag and Frixion erasable pen, and JETAA NSW will be preparing a special something for each winner and 2 honourable mentions in each category as well.

Not only that, the winner and the 2 honourable mentions in each category, as selected by our judging panels, will be printed and featured in our Visualising Japan - JETAA NSW Japanaroo Photo Exhibition in Sydney during Japanaroo 2021, which will be held at Ted’s World of Imaging ‘Ilford Galerie’ in the Sydney CBD!

Entries are open until Friday 6 August 2021.

Read more about our five categories and the prizes below.

Travel in Japan

Japan has something for everyone - nature, historical landmarks, and quirky culture! From amazing sights to moving cultural experiences, show us your favourite snap from your travels in Japan.

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Prize: A Japanese souvenir pack including limited edition woodcraft from Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture.

This category is proudly supported by our event partner
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Sydney Office

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Visions of Japan in Australia

A lens on Japan in Australia. Find and capture snaps of Japanese culture here in Australia. Maybe you wear your own yukata at home, or visit the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival, or do a martial art, or something else -- show us how you stay connected to Japan from here in Australia.

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Prize: 1-year Individual Membership to AJS-NSW PLUS a $100 voucher for attendance at AJS-NSW events.

This category is proudly supported by our event partner
Australia Japan Society of New South Wales Incorporated (AJS-NSW)

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Japan Through the Eyes of Children (Primary School)

Your photo should show us what you like about Japanese culture. Have you tried Japanese arts and crafts, like origami and calligraphy? Do you like Japanese food? Show us your favourite places, people or things!

*The children's category is open to all young creative minds who are in primary school, or who were in primary school when the photo was taken.

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Prize: Book pack and $50 gift voucher for Books Kinokuniya Sydney

This category is proudly supported by our event partner
Books Kinokuniya Sydney

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Japan Through the Eyes of Young Adults (High School)

Your photo can be any topic, style or subject matter -- make sure your photo stands out and captures our imagination, and shows us what you love most about Japanese culture. The photo could have been taken on a trip to Japan, or here in Australia -- or even on a trip somewhere else!

*The young adults' category is open to those of high school age.  Photographers must have been in high school when the photo was taken, even if they have since finished school

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Prize: Book pack and $50 gift voucher for Books Kinokuniya Sydney

This category is proudly supported by our event partner
Books Kinokuniya Sydney
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Cosplay and Pop Culture

Totally into cosplay? Think Japanese pop culture is the coolest? Put your cosplay creativity to the test and share a photo of your cosplay or cool Japanese pop culture. This can be in Australia or a snap you took on a previous visit to Japan.

*Make sure you have permission from any person featured in your photo.

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Prize: 1 x Double weekend pass to SMASH! 2021 convention held on 30 & 31 October 2021 at ICC Sydney

This category is proudly supported by our event partner
SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show
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Many thanks to our contest partners:

AJSNSW

Kinokuniya logo

SmashCon

The Japan Foundation Sydney

Many thanks as well to our exhibition sponsor:

Ted's World of Imaging logo

CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Photos must have been taken within the last 3 years (from January 2018 until now).
  • Photos submitted must be the original works of the photographer.
  • You must have permission from any person featured in your photo.
  • You must be a resident of NSW.
  • You must be over 18 to enter this contest, unless you are entering the kids' categories (Japan Through the Eyes of Children and Japan Through the Eyes of Young Adults).
  • If you are entering the kids' categories and you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian's permission to enter the contest.

Read our full contest Terms and Conditions here.