DAYS JAPAN INTERNATIONAL PHOTO JOURNALISM AWARDS 2018

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Submission Requirements

Works

Photographs asserting that the dignity of human beings and nature are being trampled upon, and photographs advocating the dignity of humans and nature.

Participants

Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation, gender or nationality.

Submission Deadline

January 15, 2018 23:59 JST

Entry Fee

Free

How to Apply

Web Entry or Mail-in Entry

Method of Judging

The editorial department of DAYS JAPAN will conduct the first jury. Selected candidates will be eligible for final jury for prizes. Participants of the DAYS JAPAN anniversary event in March 2018 will then select Public Prizes among those works chosen for final jury.

Award Winners

Winners will be announced in March 2018, with the works to appear in DAYS JAPAN magazine and on its website. Exhibitions will be held in major cities in Japan to publicly display the awarded works.

Awards

First Prize: One (1) person

Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 1 million Yen and a digital camera and lens were awarded in 2017)

Second Prize: Two (2) persons

Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 300,000 Yen, digital cameras and lens were awarded in 2017)

Third Prize: Three (3) persons

Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 100,000 Yen, compact digital camera digital camera and so on were awarded in 2017)

Special Prize by Jury: Five (5) persons

Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 100,000 Yen, digital camera lens, SD memory cards ,pen tables and so on were awarded in 2017)

Public Prize: Two (2) persons

Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 100,000 Yen RAW developing software and soon were awarded in 2017)

DAYS JAPAN Editor's Prize: One (1) person

Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 100,000 Yen RAW developing software and soon were awarded in 2017)

Final Selection Jury Members (in 2018)

Jean-François Leroy (Director and Founder of VISA)

Renée C. BYER (Photojournalist)

Yoshino OISHI (Photojournalist)

Keisuke KUMAKIRI (Photographer)

Tsuneo ENARI (Photographer)

Shigenori KANEHIRA (Journalist)

Yuko TANAKA (President of Hosei University)

Tokiko KATO (Singer)

Yoji YAMADA (Film Director)

Ryuichi HIROKAWA (Photojournalist/founder of DAYS JAPAN)

Contest Conditions

Application Rules

Photographs must have been taken in the two-year period between January 2016 and December 2017. Submitted works may be photo essay up to 15. Please make sure that all works include a short biography (about 100 words) of the photographer and that the application form includes: title of work; captions (maximum 50 words per caption); location; date of shooting; along with the photographer's name, address, e-mail address and telephone number.

Please submit the photographs in digital files or prints.

Judging Criteria

Works will be judged as a whole set, regardless of submission as photo essay.

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.

Digital Data Requirements

Please submit the photographs in digital files or prints. If you submit in digital files, please no retouching, compositing or other alterations (except for dodging, burning in and cropping) is allowed. Series of photographs should be uploaded serially.

If you Mail-in your submission , file data should be copied onto one CD-ROM or USB memory stick per entrant. Photographs in the media should be numbered serially. 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. 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)

● Maximum 3MB each image

● File mode: RGB or grey scale

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.

Authority

Works will not be returned. DAYS JAPAN reserves the right to exhibit the winning works at a photo exhibition and in brochures and flyers relating to this award. This condition is also valid to DAYS JAPAN website and DAYS JAPAN magazine.

How to Enter

Entry is closed now

Web Entry:

After carefully reading all the information on this page, choose one, click the "Click here for Web Entry" button below, fill out the entry form, upload your work and submit.

*For groups registration for agencies who represent multiple photographers, please contact to kikaku@daysjapan.net

(Deadline January 15th, 2018 at 23:59 Japan Time)

Mail-in Entry:

After carefully reading all the information on the web page, please download Mail-in Application form, fill in , and send it to the address below.

Works must be sent by postal delivery and arrive in DAYS JAPAN office by January 15, 2018.

Send to:

DAYS JAPAN International Photo Journalism Awards 2018

Takeuchi Building 302, 1-37-19 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-0043, Japan

Presented by

DAYS JAPAN

Sponsored by (in 2018)

Aureo Co., Ltd.

Yamada Bee Farm

Nikon Imaging Japan Inc.

SIGMA Corporation

Catalog House Co., Ltd.

Ichikawa soft laboratory Co., Ltd.

Velbon Co., Ltd.

Montbell Co., Ltd.

San Disk Co., Ltd.

Aflo Co., Ltd.

Kyodo Printing Co., Ltd.

VANGUARD Co., Ltd.

Shinako Sakurama

Supported from (in 2018)

Japan Professional Photographers Society

Photographic Society of Japan

The Asahi Shimbun Company

The Yomiuri Shimbun Company

The Mainichi Newspapers

Ken Domon Museum of Photography

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

In cooperation with (in 2018)

Horiuchi Color Ltd.

For further information, please contact:

DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards

Takeuchi Building 302, 1-37-19 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-0043, Japan

E-mail: kikaku@daysjapan.net
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