We are looking for people to share what they loved about the sights, foods, and hospitality of Kanazawa, from well-known attractions to hidden gems.
Monday, June 1, 2015 ～ Thursday, February 25, 2016
Individuals from outside Ishikawa Prefecture who visited Kanazawa for tourism or business and who are above junior high school age. A parent or guardian’s approval is required for underage individuals.
Submission Rules and Conditions
- Photos must have been taken by the applicant.
- Photos must have been taken after the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in Kanazawa (March 14, 2015). Further, they cannot have been entered in any other contest.
- Photos must be in JPEG format.
- Photos must be accompanied with a 50-100 word caption.
- The total size of the photos and caption together must be within 9 MB when submitted.
Send your photos (at most two) and an accompanying caption (50-100 words) with your name, the name you want the photos to be published with (optional), address, phone number, title (optional), and the date and location of the photos via e-mail to email@example.com.
- “Most Liked” Monthly Prizes, awarded once a month from June to February
Awarded to submissions that received the most “Likes” in the month they were published.
Commemorative prize （Special Kanazawa goods or craft products worth 20,000 yen）
※You may submit as many applications as you like, but “Most Liked” Monthly prizes are limited to one per person.
- ”Most Liked” Year Prize, awarded to one person
Awarded to the “Most Liked” Monthly Award recipient with the most likes overall.
Commemorative prize（A voucher for a 2-person stay at a traditional Japanese inn in Kanazawa worth 100,000 yen）
Submissions will be published to the “Visit Kanazawa” Facebook page for 15 days and the number of likes they receive will be recorded. Publication dates may change due to the volume of applications or holidays.
Points of Consideration
・All applicants shall retain full copyright to their submissions. However, applicants shall not exercise their moral rights (associated with the copyright) towards the City of Kanazawa and third parties.
・The following types of submissions will not be considered:
１．Submissions that show copyrighted commercial characters or logos.
２．Submissions that infringe on a third party’s portrait and/or privacy rights. (Submissions cannot clearly show a third party’s face.)
３．Submissions that go against public order and morality.
４Submissions that are intended to promote a particular ideology or corporation or that are intended to be used for political or religious solicitation purposes.
５．Submissions that slander individuals, corporations, or organizations.
６．Submissions that include judgements, complaints, or any other content not adhering to the contest’s theme.※The applicant shall bear all responsibility in the event that their submission is found to have infringed on a third party’s rights. The City of Kanazawa will not take any responsibility.
※Submissions found to have violated the rules above may have their publication suspended or canceled.
・Applicants are responsible for all costs relating to photographing and applying.
・Submissions will be published to the “Visit Kanazawa” Facebook page in the order they were submitted. An applicant’s name or preferred publication name will also be published with their submission.
・The names of prize winners will be released to media outlets.
Prize winners will be directly notified and the results will also be posted to the City of Kanazawa’s homepage, Kanazawa’s official Facebook page, and the “Visit Kanazawa” Facebook page.