Spring 2010 Photo Contest

Photo: Wide Island View

Wide Island View, the Hiroshima JET webzine, is running another photo contest with even better prizes than before!

This time, they’re looking for your Spring photos taken in Japan during the past 6 months, so get yourself over to their website to get a complete list of rules and regulations.

This season, prizes come courtesy of White Rabbit Press, which creates excellent Japanese learning materials (I know, because I have a set of their kanji flashcards — they’re lovely).  Winners will also have their photos featured on Englipedia.  As last time, even if your photo doesn’t earn you a prize, it may end up featured in the Shashin Spotlight on the WIV website, showing off your fine photography skills.

By the way… Ishikawa JETs represented 6 of the 33 photos submitted to their previous contest — aaaaand our very own Gregory took 2nd place, which is all kinds of awesome.  Hope we can outdo our previous numbers and make those Hiroshima-folk learn where we are on the map!


– Photos must be set in Japan

– Photos must be Spring photos

– Photos must have been taken in the past 6 months (and given that Spring is just barely starting to show itself, I’m guessing you’ll have taken these photos in the past two weeks…)

– You must have taken the photo you submit

– Photo must be at least 1,200 pixels on one side (most cameras do this).

– You can only submit one photo!

Submission Deadline: May 15th


Submit your photo and details to wivcontests (at) gmail (dot) com. Title the email “Spring Photo Contest 2010”

Be sure to include a title for your photo, your full name, if you’re a JET or not, your Japanese hometown, where the photo was taken, and a brief description.

Start looking through your photos now and help represent Ishikawa!

Winter Photo Contest 2010

Photo: Wide Island View

The folks behind the Hiroshima JET blog, Wide Island View, have decided to team up with the Ishikawa JET blog and do a little cross-prefectural promotion.  As part of that, we’d like to help advertise the Winter Photo Contest — with prizes — over at the Wide Island View website.

Send in your best winter photo of Japan, and get a chance to win some fun prizes, sponsored by NetPrice Japan.

Your photo must:

  • be set in Japan.
  • have a winter theme.
  • have been taken during the past six months.
  • have been taken by you.
  • be at least 1,200 pixels on any side (most cameras do this…)

Interested?  You’re competing against fellow foreigners, not professionals here.

Submit your photos to: wivcontests (at) gmail (dot) com and include

  • your name
  • your JET placement
  • photo title
  • location and short description of photo

Winners will get their choice of 3 prizes (see their site for pics!) and will have their photos displayed on the Englipedia website — whee, bragging rights!  Other photo submissions may also featured in the Shashin Spotlight on the Wide Island View website.

The deadline is April 1st, 2010.  Winners will be announced on April 5th on the Wide Island View website!

Check it out and help represent Ishikawa in a faraway prefecture!