Thank you for all your submissions!
※Winners were contacted via direct message on the site.


Thank you for your continued support of COOL JAPAN VIDEOS!
COOL JAPAN VIDEOS is a video curation site that conveys the beauty of Japan through videos.

Since the beginning of 2020, people around the world have been unable to travel due to the global epidemic caused by the coronavirus.
Which is why COOL JAPAN VIDEOS has been working hard to make the content of this site as convenient and user friendly as possible, so that you can feel like you are traveling to Japan and also want to visit Japan after the world has overcome the coronavirus.

The theme of this photo contest is "Japanese Gourmet," and we would like to work together, as both Japanese and non-Japanese, to introduce delicious Japanese gourmet food to people around the world. In addition to the UNESCO-registered "washoku," we hope to introduce a wide variety of Japanese food, including B-grade gourmet, unique Japanese dishes, bento boxes, local cuisine, and more.

We look forward to everyone coming to visit and eating delicious Japanese cuisine once the coronavirus has been overcome!
Photo Contest
Past Winners
23th Contest's Theme: Japanese History
22th Contest's Theme: Spring in Japan
21th Contest's Theme: Views of Japan to Preserve for the Future
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The number of photographers participating in the photo contest is increasing rapidly!
Please use it as a place to communicate with other photographers


Grand Prize
One winner will receive a 10,000-yen Amazon gift card
Honorable Mentions
5,000-yen Amazon gift cards for 5 winners
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How to Enter

photo contest How to Enter
First, login to COOL JAPAN VIDEOS. If you don't have an account yet, register for a free account.
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Go to "MyPage" and click on the text box that says "Post Your Favorites of Japan" to make a post.

①Select a photo
②Include a description of the photo in the text
③Select the "#Gourmet" from the tags

Selection Criteria

①The photo must convey the appeal of Japanese food.

②Your photo must meet the selection criteria in the following guidelines.

③The number of "likes" your photo gets on "COOL JAPAN VIDEOS" will also be taken into consideration.
Be sure to share your submissions on your own social networking sites!

④Please only submit one photo at a time. You can post as many times as you like!

⑤You can use any photography equipment!

Tips for getting more likes on your posts

Share your posts on social media
Click the share button
Click the share button
Select where you want to share it
Select where you want to share it
Embed it in your own blog or website
Click the three-dot button
Click the three-dot button
Select Embed and copy the URL
Select Embed and copy the URL


COOL JAPAN VIDEOS is a social, video curation site to share the beauty of
Japan with people from all over the world who are interested in Japan.
Various search functions

Various search functions

COOL JAPAN VIDEOS is equipped with various search functions, such as free word search, channel search, area search, tag search, and more!
COOL JAPAN VIDEOS is equipped with various search functions, such as free word search, channel search, area search, tag search, and more!

COOL JAPAN VIDEOS is equipped with various search functions, such as free word search, channel search, area search, tag search, and more!

COOL JAPAN VIDEOS is a social inbound site with a built-in, real-time translation feature! You can communicate with users from all over the world without worrying about language barriers.
Use videos to learn about things you're interested in

Use videos to learn about things you're interested in

Each video is accompanied by an original video description written by our affiliated writers, that includes links to Wikipedia, TripAdvisor, the official website, Information, Google Maps, etc., so that you can quickly check out the information that interests you.
Free Membership

Free Membership

By registering for free, you can have your own "MyPage," manage your favorite videos, use social networking services, and many other useful functions available only to members.You can register using your social networking accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google.

Submission Guidelines

【Regarding Prize Money】
Grand Prize: 10,000 yen (1 winner)
Honorable mentions 5,000 yen (5 winners)

【Regarding the Announcement of Winning Photos】
■Selected photos will be announced on this campaign page.
※Selected winners will be contacted via message on "COOL JAPAN VIDEOS".
■Please note that if we are unable to contact a winner within a few days of the announcement of the winners, their selection and winnings will be forfeit.

【Selection Criteria】
November 10, 2020, 09:00 a.m. to December 31, 2020, 23:59 p.m. (Japan time)

【Selection Criteria】
■The COOL JAPAN VIDEOS staff will evaluate submissions fairly and impartially.
■The theme is "Japanese Gourmet" and includes not only Japanese food, but also Japanese snacks, kyaraben, local cuisine, local gourmet, B-grade gourmet, and all other gourmet foods available in Japan (including Chinese, Italian and other international cuisine available in Japan)!
■Please only submit one photo at a time. You can submit as many photos as you like!
■Please select the tag "#Gourmet" and include a description of your photo when submitting it.
■Photos taken with smartphones and other devices, as well as SLR and digital cameras, can also be submitted.
■Photos that have been drastically edited (e.g. composites) will not be considered for the campaign.
※Cropping, color enhancement, and other image editing is fine.
■Each person can post as many pictures as they wish.
■All nationalities, genders, and ages, are welcome.
■We will use the number of "Likes" that pictures posted to COOL JAPAN VIDEOS get as a reference, so be sure to share your posts on other SNS sites or use the embedding feature to share them on your personal blog!

Photos with even one of the following are not eligible for this campaign.
■Photos from outside of Japan
■Photos that infringe or may infringe on the copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, honorary rights, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, trust, or other rights or interests of others.
■Photos against public order and morals

The copyright to the submitted photos belongs to the contributor, however, it is assumed that the contributor agrees to allow us to use the photos in our promotional video, on special pages of "COOL JAPAN VIDEOS," and in promotions on the official social media accounts of "COOL JAPAN VIDEOS."

We look forward to receiving your submissions!!

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