We are holding a photo contest: “This is My Nagasaki”!

15Dec 2016 Nagasaki-Ken




This contest is for any non-Japanese people with connections to Nagasaki Prefecture! The theme is

“This is My Nagasaki”.

Please submit a picture of something or some place you love in Nagasaki, be it a shot of a tourist spot, a personal favorite location, a nature scene, a festival, or event! We can’t wait to see how you display the charms of Nagasaki in your photographs!

We have some amazing prizes for our winners!

  Grand Prize:  A package of Nagasaki Wagyu Beef valued around 20,000 yen

  Second Prize:  A prize pack of Nagasaki goods (for 3 contestants)

  Third Prize:  A Nagasaki tote bag (for 5 contestants)



Entry Qualifications:


Being a member of the Dejima Network

(becoming a member at the time of submission is fine).

 This contest is open only to non-Japanese people with a connection to Nagasaki (i.e. people without Japanese citizenship). Thank you for understanding.



How To Apply:


stepⅠ[Member Registration]

To participate in the contest, you must be a member of the Dejima Network website. If you are already a member, proceed to step II.

※ If you are not a member, sign up to NAGASAKI VISITORS’ BOOK.



Please use either of the following ways to submit your photos.


(1) Facebook

Submit your photographs via facebook messenger to the DEJIMA NETWORK Facebook page along with its title and a brief comment about why you chose the picture. If, during the proceedings of the contest, you wish to be called by a name other than the one on your facebook page please inform us since your name will be displayed with your work (nicknames are okay!).


(2) Email

Submit your photographs as an attachment by email to the Dejima Network email address ( In the subject line, please write ‘Photo contest submission’. In the body of the email, please write your name (or desired nickname), the title of the photo, and a brief comment about why you chose the picture.

N.B. If you submit your picture by email, please send it as a JPEG file under 3MB




Judging and Results Announcement:


  • ● After an impartial judging, winners will be announced on the website.
  • ● Winners will also be notified individually by email. Please register your most frequently checked email address.





  • ● Both color and black-and-white photos are eligible.
  • ● Submissions should be the applicant’s original work, having been taken in Nagasaki Prefecture, and should not have been submitted before.
  • ● Contestants may submit up to five photographs each.
  • ● Composite and/or manipulated images will not be accepted.
  • ● We place no restriction on the types of devices by which the submitted photographs must be taken.
  • ● Please be considerate of the privacy and image usage rights of the subjects of your image (people and buildings, etc.). If a person is the main subject of your photograph please obtain their permission before submitting it. We will take no responsibility for any trouble regarding any personal privacy or image use rights violations.
  • ● All contestants will retain the copyright of their work. However, Dejima Network will receive the right to use each submitted work.
  • ● While it is possible to enter the contest from abroad, prizes will only be sent to addresses within Japan. Thank you for your understanding.
  • By entering into this contest you agree to the above terms and conditions.



Publication of Submitted Works:


  • ● All of the received works will be uploaded to the Dejima Network site in the order they were received. They will be posted along with their submitted titles, comments, and the entrant’s name.
  • ● The suitability of any given submission (as it concerns the above guidelines as well as other considerations) will be judged and decided by the Dejima Network. Any work declared unsuitable will no longer be eligible for the contest.




Please direct all questions and concerns to the Nagasaki Prefectural Government International Affairs Division at



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