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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 contribute to our publication do their work at great peril, many risking their lives for a shot. Regardless of how the photos are taken, 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 4th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards in 2008. Many distinguished works were submitted from around the globe, and we would like to thank all those who sent in entries.

We are now accepting entries for the 5th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards contest to be held in 2009.
Submission Requirements
Works Photographs that compellingly relate the issues that people are facing around the world.
Participants Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation, gender or nationality.
Due Date All works must be sent by postal delivery and arrive by January 15, 2009. 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.
Send to The 5th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards
Takeuchi Building 302
1-37-19 Matsubara
Setagaya-ku Tokyo
156-0043 JAPAN
E-mail award@daysjapan.net
How to apply Please download the application form on the DAYS JAPAN website, 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. The application form will be available for download from the DAYS JAPAN website after June 1, 2008.
Method of Judging 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 5th Anniversary Meeting in March 2009 will then select Readers’ Prizes among those works chosen for final review.
Award Winners Winners will be announced in March 2009, with the works to appear on the DAYS JAPAN magazine and website. Exhibition will be held in major cities in Japan to publicly display the awarded works.
Awards Trophy and Supplementary Prize was awarded in 2008
DAYS Special Prize: One (1) person
Cash prize of 400,000 yen [approx. US$3,900], a set of digital camera and lens, a compact camera and films

First Prize: One (1) person
Cash prize of 1 million yen [approx. US$9,800] and a set of digital camera and lens

Second Prize: Two (2) persons
Cash prize of 300,000 yen [approx. US$2,900] and a digital camera

Third Prize: Two (2) persons
Cash prize of 100,000 yen [approx. US$980] and a lens

Special Prize by Jury: Seven (7) persons
Cash prize of 100,000 yen [approx. US$980]

Readers’ Prize: Five (5) persons
Cash prize of 100,000 yen [approx. US$980]
Final Selection
Jury Members (in 2008)
Tetsuya CHIKUSHI (news anchor/commentator/journalist)
Kayoko IKEDA (translator)
Tsuneo ENARI (photographer)
Yoshino OISHI (photojournalist)
Keisuke KUMAKIRI (photographer)
Ryuichi HIROKAWA (photojournalist/editor-in-chief of DAYS JAPAN)
and Renee C. BYER (photojournalist)

Contest Conditions
Authority 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.
Application Rules Photographs must have been taken in the two-year period between January 2007 and December 2008. 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 film 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.
Judging Criteria Works will be judged as a whole set, regardless of submission as a single photo, photo-essay 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.
Print Dimensions The minimum print size is 20 cm x 25 cm (8 in. x 10 in.) and maximum 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 megabytes
●File mode: RGB or Greyscale
●Compression level: 8-9
Application form Please download the application form (in English) from the DAYS JAPAN website after June 1, 2008. The form is available in PDF and Word format. 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,” and include the applicant’s name, a mailing address and zip code, and telephone number.
Inquiries 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.

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4th Awards The DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2008
Presented by   DAYS JAPAN
Assistance by   Aureo Co., Ltd., Nikon Imaging Japan 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., Peace Boat
support from   Japan Professional Photographers Society, Photographic Society of Japan, The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd., The Asahi Shimbun Company, The Yomiuri Shimbun Company, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
In cooperation with   Horiuchi Color Ltd., Yamanote Photographic Co,. Ltd., Ken Domon Museum of Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (in 2008)
contact
The 5th DAYS JAPAN
International Photojournalism Awards

Takeuchi Building 302
1-37-19 Matsubara
Setagaya-ku Tokyo
156-0043 JAPAN
E-mail : kikaku@daysjapan.net
URL : http://www.daysjapan.net
Tel : +81(0)3-3322-4150
Fax : +81(0)3-3322-0353
Prizewinners of the 4th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards
DAYS Special Prize
Adrees LATIF (USA) Myanmar Marooned   Adrees LATIF (USA)
Myanmar Marooned
     
First Prize
Jean CHUNG (Korea) Maternal Mortality:Qamar's Story   Jean CHUNG (Korea)
Maternal Mortality:Qamar's Story
     
Second Prize
Brent STIRTON (South Africa) Gorilla Killings in Congo   Brent STIRTON (South Africa)
Gorillas
John MOORE (USA) Assassination in Pakistan   John MOORE (USA)
The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
     
Third Prize
Mahmud HAMS (Palestine) MIDEAST-PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL-GAZA-STRIKE   Mahmud HAMS (Palestine)
MIDEAST-PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL-GAZA-STRIKE
Kuni TAKAHASHI (Japan) Somalia: A Forgotten War   Kuni TAKAHASHI (Japan)
Somalia-Forgotten War
     
Special Prize by Jury
Suthep Kritsanavarin(Thailand) Siphandon-Mekong Fishing Under Threat   Suthep KRITSANAVARIN(Thailand)
Siphandon-Mekong Fishing Under Threat
Ed KASHI (USA) NIGERIAN OIL   Ed KASHI (USA)
NIGERIAN OIL
Walter ASTRADA (Argentina) Femicide in Guatemala   Walter ASTRADA (Argentina)
Femicide in Guatemala
Marvi LACAR(Philippines) Rescue and Rehabilitation of Young Maasai Girls Escaping Female Circumcision and Early Marriage   Marvi LACAR(Philippines)
Rescue and Rehabilitation of Young Maasai Girls Escaping Female Circumcision and Early Marriage
Jan GRARUP (Denmark) Refugees in Sudan/Chad   Jan GRARUP (Denmark)
Darfur/Chad
Roberto SCHMIDT (Germany) Kenya vote   Roberto SCHMIDT (Germany)
Kenya vote
David FURST (USA) The Iraq "Surge"   David FURST (USA)
The Iraq "Surge"
 
Readers' Prize
Uriel SINAI (Israel) Greenland is Melting   Uriel SINAI (Israel)
Greenland is Melting
Abir ABDULLAH (Bangladesh) Climate Refugee in Bangladesh   Abir ABDULLAH (Bangladesh)
Climate Refugee in Bangladesh
James NACHTWEY (USA) Bassano   James NACHTWEY (USA)
Bassano
Jacob SILBERBERG (USA) Poverty in Nigeria   Jacob SILBERBERG (USA)
Poverty In Nigeria
Klavs Bo CHRISTENSEN (Denmark) Iraqi Refugees in Syria   Klavs Bo CHRISTENSEN (Denmark)
Iraqi Refugees in Syria
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http://www.daysjapan.net/e/award/

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