The monthly photojournalism magazine DAYS JAPAN was launched in March 2004 iIn 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. Regardless of how However the photos are taken, DAYS JAPAN we 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 2nd DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards in 2006. Many distinguished works were submitted distributed from around the globe world, and we would like to thank all those who ssubmittedent in entries.

It was the first world-class photojournalism award in Japan.
We are now accepting entries for the 3rd DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards contest to be held in 2007 contest.
?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, 2007. 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 3rdThird DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards
Takeuchi Building 302
1-37-19 Matsubara
Setagaya-ku Tokyo
156-0043 JAPAN
[email protected]
How to apply Please fill in the attached form and send it to the address above. Only submissions sent by postal delivery will be is acceptedable. Submissions sent eElectronically will be rejected submittal is never accepted. The application form will beis available for download from the DAYS JAPAN our website after June 1, 2006.
Method of Judging
& How to be judged:
The eEditorial departmentsk of DAYS JAPAN will conduct the primary auditing. Selected candidates will be eligible forreceive final review for the prizes. After that, Pparticipants of the DAYS JAPAN 3rdrd Anniversary Meeting inon March 2007 will then select Reader’s’ Prizes among those works chosen for final review.
Final SelectionJudgment Jury Members (in 2006): Philip Jones =GRIFFITHS (Photojournalist/ and Former president of Magnum Photos), Tetsuya CHIKUSHI (News anchor/ and commentator), Tsuneo ENARI (Photographer), Keisuke KUMAKIRI (Photographer), Yoshino OISHI (Photojournalist), Kayoko IKEDA (Translator/scholar) and Ryuichi HIROKAWA (Photojournalist/ and eEditor- in- cChief of DAYS JAPAN)
Award Winners Award Wwinners will be announced in March 2007, with and the works towill appear onin the DAYS JAPAN website and in the the April 20, 2007 issue of DAYS JAPAN magazine. An exhibition will be held to publicly displaypresent the awarded works.
Awards Trophy and Supplementary Prize was awarded in 2006
First Prize: 1 person
cash prize of 1 million yen; approx. 9,000 USD and a digital camera
Second Prize: 2 persons
cash prize of 300,000 yen; approx. 2,700 USD and a digital camera
Third Prize: 3 persons
cash prize of 100,000 yen; approx. 900 USD
Special Prize by Jury: 8 persons
cash prize of 100,000 yen; approx. 900 USD
Readers’ Prize: 4 persons
cash prize of 50,000 yen; approx. 450 USD

?Please Note?
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 periods between January 2005 and December 2006. 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 includesing: the 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 in addition to the the photographer’s name, address and telephone number.
Judging Criteriament Works will be judged as a whole, regardless of submission as aa single photo, photo- essays or portfolio.
Number of Photos: Participants can submit under multiple themes as long as the total number of photos is remains limited to 15. Entries will automatically be invalidated if the number of photos exceedsed 15.
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.). Photographs pasted onto panels will not be accepted. Prints, digital files and duplicated color transparenciesy will be accepted. Both color and black and white will be accepted. Original color transparenciesy and negatives are not acceptable. Both color and black and white will be accepted.Photographs pasted onto panels will not be accepted.
Digital Data
No retouching, compositing or other alterations (except for dodging, burning in, and cropping) isare 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 and copied onto one CD-ROM per participant. Please bemake sure to write the full name of the applicant on the CD surface.
File type: JPEG only (Mac users should have the .jpg extension onto 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 bytes
File mode: RGB or Greyscale
Compression level: 8-9
Application form Please download the application form (in English) from the DAYS JAPAN our website in English after June 1, 2006. The form is in PDF formatfile. Please Ttype the necessary items directly into the form, print it out, sign and date it by hand, then send. For those unable to download the application form, please inquire via fax to DAYS JAPAN. In the fax message, clearly state “Rrequest for Application Form for Photojournalism Awards, application form”, and include the applicant’s name, a mailing address and zip code, the applicant’s name, 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, the application form is incomplete, or the print size submitted is beyond theother than 20 cm x 25 cm (8 in. x 10 in.) toor 30 cm x 40 cm (12 in x 16 in.) range limit, submitted, etc. which thereby do not meeting the application requirements.
2nd Awards The DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2006
Presented by   DAYS JAPAN
With support from   The Japan Photographers Association and
The Japan Photography Association.
Further assistance by   Aureo Co., Ltd., Nikon Photo Products Inc., Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., The Hirokawa No-Nukes/Peace Photography Exhibit Committee, Catalog House Co., Ltd., Eastman Kodak Company, Fujifilm Imaging Co., Ltd., Peace Boat and Nippon Camera
And cooperation with   Horiuchi Color Ltd.,
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