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Submission Requirements
The Announcement of the Second
DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards
In response to the burgeoning demand for quality reporting from the world’s many war fronts and conflicts that claim so many lives today, we launched the monthly photojournalism magazine DAYS JAPAN. The world-class photographers who contributed to our publication do their work at great peril, many even risking their lives for a shot. However the photos are taken, we aim to tell the truth from the perspective of victimized civilians and not of those exercising authority through military power.
DAYS JAPAN invited photographers and journalists to participate in the DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2005. Many distinguished works were distributed from around the world, and we would like to thank all those who submitted entries.
It was the first world-class photojournalism award in Japan.
We are accepting entries for the DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2006 contest.
?Submission Requirements?
Works Photographs that compellingly relate the issues people are facing around the world.
Participants Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation, gender or nationality.
Number of Photos Participants can submit under multiple themes as long as the total number of photos remains limited to 15.
>> Any theme relating to photojournalism is acceptable.
>> Photographs must have been taken between January 2004 and December 2005.
>> Prints, digital files and duplicated color transparency will be accepted. Original color transparency and negatives are not acceptable.
Both color and black and white will be accepted.
>> Submitted works may be a single photograph or photo essays or portfolios. In the case of essays or portfolios, please give the title of the work.
>> Please note that submitted works will not be returned.
Print Dimensions:
The minimum print size is 20 x 25cm (8 x 10in.) and maximum is 30 x 40cm (12 x 16in.). Photographs pasted onto panels will not be accepted.
Digital Data
File type JPEG only
Resolution 300 dpi
Maximum file size 3000 x 2400 pixels, 35 x 22cm, 3-4 mega bytes
File mode RGB or Greyscale
Compression level : 8-9
File data should be numbered serially (numbering of single photographs should be single-1, single-2, single-3…, and the numbering of a series of photographs should be series 1-1, series 1-2, series 2-1, series 2-2…) and copied to one CD-ROM per participant.
For Mac users: all data should have the jpg extension
Winners may later be asked to resubmit at 350 dpi resolution.
Please make sure that all works include a short biography of the photographer and the application form including the title and captions (maximum 50 words per caption) and location and date of shooting, and the photographers name, address and telephone number written clearly on the back of the photograph or on the CD-ROM.
Due Date All works must be sent by mail or postal delivery and arrive by January 15, 2006. Please note that all works should be declared as¥no commercial valueif sent from overseas to avoid complications with customs.
Entry by email It is possible to send images by email if the photos cannot be delivered by post before the deadline. If you enter by email, please send your photos by post as well.
To send by email, please send reasonably small file sizes.
Jury members Philip Jones Griffiths (photojournalist, former president of Magnum), Tetsuya Tsukishi (newscaster), Kayoko Ikeda (translator), Yoshino Oishi (photojournalist), Keisuke Kumakiri(photographer), Tsuneo Enari(photographer), Osamu Nishitani(Professor of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), and Ryuichi Hirokawa, Editor-in-Chief of DAYS JAPAN.
Send to DAYS JAPAN Editorial Desk
International Photojournalism Award
Takeuchi Building 301,
1 – 37 – 19 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo 156-0043
E-mail [email protected]
How to apply Please fill in the attached form and send it to the address above. Via email or postal delivery is acceptable. The application form will be available for download from our website from June 1, 2005.
Please Note 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.
Jury Members Philip Jones GRIFFITHS (photo journalist, former president of Magnum), Tetsuya CHIKUSHI(news caster), Kayoko IKEDA(translator), Keisuke KUMAKIRI (Photographer), Tsneo ENARI (Photographer), Yoshino OISHI (photojournalist), and Ryuichi HIROKAWA, Editor-in-Chief of DAYS JAPAN.
Award Winners Award winners will be announced in March 2006 and the works will appear in the April 20, 2006 issue of DAYS JAPAN. An exhibition will be held to present the awarded works.
Grand Prize: 1 million yen (approx. 9,000 USD)
Runner up: yet to be decided
Second Place: 300,000 yen (approx. 2,700 USD)
Runner up: yet to be decided
Third Place: 100,000 yen (approx. 900 USD)
Runner up: yet to be decided
Special Jury Prize: 100,000 yen (approx. 900 USD)
Runner up: yet to be decided
Reader’s Choice Award: 50,000 yen (approx. 450 USD)
Runner up: yet to be decided
Presented by   DAYS JAPAN
With support by   The Japan Photographers Association and
The Japan Photography Association.
Further assistance by   Nikon Photo Production Inc., Canon Sales Co., Inc. Fuji Film Co., Ltd, Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Auero Co., Ltd., The HIROKAWA No-Nukes/Peace Photography Exhibit Committee
And cooperation with   Horiuchi Color Ltd.,
For further information, please contact
Ryuichi Hirokawa
E-mail : [email protected]
Tel : +81(0)3-3322-4133
Fax : +81(0)3-3322-0353
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