| The monthly photojournalism magazine DAYS JAPAN was launched in March 2004
in response to the burgeoning demand for quality reporting from the world's many
war fronts and conflicts that claim so many lives today. The world-class photographers
who contributed to our publication do their work at great peril, many risking
their lives for their shots. Regardless of how the photos are taken, however,
DAYS JAPAN aims to tell the truth from the perspective of victimized civilians
and not of those exercising authority through military or other power.
DAYS JAPAN invited photographers and journalists worldwide to participate in the
3rd DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards in 2007. Many distinguished
works were submitted from around the globe, and we would like to thank all those
who sent in entries.
This is the first world-class photojournalism award in Japan.We are now accepting
entries for the 4th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards contest to
be held in 2008.
||Photographs that compellingly relate the social issues that
people are facing around the world.
||Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation,
gender or nationality.
||All works must be sent by postal delivery and
arrive by January 15, 2008. Please note that all works should be declared as having
"no commercial value" if sent from overseas so as to avoid complications
with customs offices.
||The 4th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards
Takeuchi Building 302
|How to apply
||Please download the application form, fill it in and send
it to the address above. Only submissions sent by postal delivery will be accepted.
Submissions sent electronically will be rejected.
|Method of Judging
& How to be judged:
|The editorial department of DAYS JAPAN will conduct the
primary auditing. Selected candidates will be eligible for final review for the
prizes. Participants of the DAYS JAPAN 4th Anniversary Event in March 2008 will
then select Reader's' Prizes among those works chosen for final review.
Final Selection Jury Members (in 2007): Philip Jones GRIFFITHS (Photojournalist/former
president, Magnum Photos), Tetsuya CHIKUSHI (journalist), Tsuneo ENARI (Photographer),
Keisuke KUMAKIRI (Photographer), Yoshino OISHI (Photojournalist), Kayoko IKEDA
(Translator/writer/scholar) and Ryuichi HIROKAWA (Photojournalist/editor- in-
chief, DAYS JAPAN)
||Winners will be announced in March 2008, with and the works
to appear in the DAYS JAPAN magazine and website. Exhibitions will be held in
major cities in Japan to publicly display the awarded works.
||Trophy and Supplementary Prize was awarded in 2007
First Prize: 1 person
cash prize of 1 million yen; approx. 8,500 USD and a digital camera
Second Prize: 2 persons
cash prize of 300,000 yen; approx. 2,500 USD, color laser printer and digital
Third Prize: 3 persons
cash prize of 100,000 yen; approx. 850 USD, analog camera, film and digital camera
Special Prize by Jury: 8 persons
cash prize of 100,000 yen; approx. 850 USD
Readers' Prize: 4 persons
cash prize of 50,000 yen; approx. 420 USD
||Works will not be returned. DAYS JAPAN retains the rights
to exhibit the winning works at a photo exhibition and in brochures and flyers
relating to this award.
||Photographs must have been taken in the two-year period
between January 2006 and December 2007. Submitted works may be a single photo,
photo-essays or portfolios. Please make sure that all works include a short biography
of the photographer and that the application form includes: title of work; captions
(maximum 50 words per caption); location; date of shooting; whether the originals
were shot on films or taken by digital camera, and if taken by digital camera,
include the file size of digital data; along with the photographer's name, address,
e-mail address and telephone number.
|| Works will be judged as a whole set, regardless of submission
as a single photo, photo-essays or portfolio.
|Number of Photos
||Participants can submit under multiple themes as long as
the total number of photos is a maximum 15 per entrant. Entries will automatically
be invalidated if the number of photos exceeds 15 per entrant.
||The minimum print size is 20 cm x 25 cm (8 in. x 10 in.)
and the maximum size is 30 cm x 40 cm (12 in. x 16 in.). Prints, digital files
and duplicated color transparencies will be accepted. Both color and black &
white will be accepted. Original color transparencies and negatives are not acceptable.
Photographs pasted onto panels will not be accepted.
|Digital Data Requirements
||No retouching, compositing or other alterations (except
for dodging, burning in and cropping) is allowed. File data should be numbered
serially (numbering of single photographs should be A, B, C..., and the numbering
of a series of photographs should be 1-1, as number 1 of series 1, and 1-2 as
number 2 of series 1, 2-1 as number 1 of series 2, and 2-2 as number 2 of series
2, etc.). File data should be copied onto one CD-ROM per entrant. Please be sure
to write the full name of the applicant on the CD surface.
File type: JPEG only (Mac users should have the .jpg extension on all data)
Resolution: 300 dpi (Winners may later be asked to resubmit at 350 dpi)
Maximum file size: 3000 pixels x 2400 pixels, 35 cm x 22 cm, 3-4 mega bytesFile
mode: RGB or grey scale
Compression level: 8-9
||Please download the application form (in English) from the
DAYS JAPAN our website in English. The form is available in PDF and WORD formats.
Type the necessary information directly into the form, print it out, sign and
date it by hand, then send by postal delivery. For those unable to download the
application form, please contact DAYS JAPAN via fax. In the fax message, clearly
state "Request for Application Form for Photojournalism Awards, application
form", and include the applicant's name, a mailing address and zip code,
and telephone number.
Inquiry via fax: +81 (0) 3-3322-0353
*Please note that entries will be invalid if: more than 15 works are submitted;
if the application form is incomplete, or if the print size submitted is beyond
the 20 cm x 25 cm (8 in. x 10 in.) to 30 cm x 40 cm (12 in x 16 in.) range limit,
thereby not meeting the application requirements.
|3rd Awards The DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2007
|With support from
||Japan Professional Photographers
Society, Photographic Society of Japn, The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd., The
Asahi Shimbun Company, The Yomiuri Shimbun Company and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic
|Further assistance by
||Aureo Co., Ltd., Nikon Photo Products Inc., Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Konica
Minolta Holdings, Inc., SIGMA Corporation, Catalog House Co., Ltd., The Hirokawa
No-Nukes/Peace Photography Exhibit Committee, Eastman Kodak Company, Fujifilm
Imaging Co., Ltd., and Peace Boat
|And cooperation with
Ltd.,Yamanote Photographic Co., Ltd., Ken Domon Museum of Photography and
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography(in 2007)
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