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.
Submission Requirements
Works Photographs that compellingly relate the social 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, 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.
Send to The 4th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards
Takeuchi Building 302
1-37-19 Matsubara
Setagaya-ku Tokyo
156-0043 JAPAN
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)
Award Winners 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.
Awards 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 camera lens

Third Prize: 3 persons
cash prize of 100,000 yen; approx. 850 USD, analog camera, film and digital camera lens

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

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 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.
Judging Criteria 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.
Print Dimensions 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
Application form 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
Presented by   DAYS JAPAN
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 Arts
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   Horiuchi Color Ltd.,Yamanote Photographic Co., Ltd., Ken Domon Museum of Photography and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography(in 2007)
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