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

Greetings

Happy New Year!
Last year was the first year for COOL JAPAN VIDEOS, with the release of both the Japanese and English versions.
Last year was also a very difficult year for the whole world due to the novel coronavirus.

This year, we hope that after Corona is over, Japan's tourism industry will recover and daily life will return to normal, and we sincerely hope that we can use this time to deliver information to the world.
The theme of this new year's photo contest is "Winter in Japan."
New Year's Day, Dondo-yaki, coming-of-age ceremonies, Valentine's Day, snowscapes, hot pot, snowmen, kite flying...
In Japan, where there is spring, summer, autumn, and winter, there are scenes that can only be seen in each season.

Submit as many photos as you can related to winter in Japan.
Any device is fine.
We're looking forward to receiving everyone's submissions!

Prizes

Grand Prize
One winner will receive a 30,000-yen Amazon gift card
Honorable Mentions
Five winners will receive 10,000 yen Amazon gift cards
photo contest
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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.

【Instructions】
①Select a photo
②Include a description of the photo in the text
③Select the "#Winter" from the tags
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①The photo must convey the charm of Winter in Japan.

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

What is COOLJAPANVIDEOS?

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

【Prize Money】
Grand Prize: 30,000 yen (1 winner)
Honorable mentions 10,000 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 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.

【Submission Period】
January 1, 2021, 0:00 - February 28, 2021, 23:59 (Japan time)

【Selection Criteria】
■The COOL JAPAN VIDEOS staff will evaluate submissions fairly and impartially.
■The theme is "Winter in Japan", and we are looking forward to receiving your photos of food, scenery, events, etc. that give a sense of what winter in Japan is like!
We're looking forward to posts that will have people thinking "Wow, I want to experience winter in Japan!"
■Please only submit one photo at a time. You can submit as many photos as you like!
■Please select the tag "#Winter" 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!

【Guidelines】
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 videos, 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!!

Be sure to share this page with everyone!