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Omiyage Photo Contest Share your favourite souvenir from Japan 26 Nov, 2021 – 9 Jan, 2022Omiyage Photo Contest Share your favourite souvenir from Japan 26 Nov, 2021 – 9 Jan, 2022

About Omiyage Photo Contest

Omiyage in Japanese means souvenir. Buying and gifting omiyage is a deeply rooted culture in Japan. It is a common practice where you buy gifts for family, friends, and co-workers on a trip. We'd love to know about your favourite Japanese omiyage! Share with us photo/s of your favourite or unforgettable omiyage from Japan on Instagram. Whether you bought it yourself or received it from a friend, let us know! The best omiyage will win a grand prize of S$1,000 worth of travel voucher. Check out all the details below!

How to Participate

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  1. 1Sign up on JAPAN by Japan as a member.​
  2. 2Upload a photo of your omiyage on your Instagram account with the hashtags #jbyjomiyage and location where the souvenir came from (e.g., #narita, #tokyo, #furano).
  3. 3Check our photo gallery below to see if your photo was successfully uploaded. (Note: It might take a few hours for photos to reflect on the website).​

PRIZE

Grand Prize

S$1,000 worth of travel voucher ​
(1 winner)

Runners-up Prize

S$100 worth of Takashimaya voucher
(3 winners)

Shikoku Prize

Assorted Shikoku Omiyage
​(4 winners)

Tokai Prize

Assorted Tokai Omiyage
​(5 winners)​

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Terms and Conditions for Omiyage Photo Contest

Japan National Tourism Organization Singapore Office (hereafter referred to as Organizer) invites you to take part in JAPAN by Japan's "Omiyage Photo Contest" (hereafter referred to as Photo Contest) of the "The Best of Japan's Flavours" campaign (hereafter referred to as Campaign).

The Organizer reserves the right to cancel or amend the entire and/or parts of the Campaign (including the Photo Contest, which is part of the Campaign) and the terms and conditions of this Campaign ("Terms and Conditions") at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the website.

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

  • The Photo Contest is open only to participants who are residents of Singapore and at least 21 years old. Employees and immediate families of the Organizer, its affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and advertising and media agencies associated with the "The Best of Japan's Flavours" ("Campaign") and its Photo Contest are not eligible to participate.
  • Corporations or other entities are not eligible to participate in this Photo Contest. Only individual Participants are eligible to participate.
  • The Photo Contest is open to all registered members of the JAPAN by Japan website; hence Participants must sign up on the website to join as a JAPAN by Japan member.
  • Each Participant can only sign up for the JAPAN by Japan membership to join the Photo Contest with his/her email address once (i.e., each Participant can only have one registered email address for the Photo Contest). Entries from the same individual Participant using multiple registered email addresses are not allowed. If the Participant is deemed fraudulent, the Organizer reserves the right to remove the Participant from the Photo Contest.

Photo Contest Rules

  • The Photo Contest is from 26 November 2021 to 9 January 2022 (hereafter referred to as Entry Period).
  • By participating in the Photo Contest, Participants are deemed to have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the Photo Contest.
  • Each Participant can participate in the Photo Contest through the following steps:
    1. 1. To be eligible for the Photo Contest, the Participant is required to sign up as a member of the JAPAN by Japan website – (https://japanbyjapan.com/)
    2. 2. Once registration is complete, you can immediately upload a photo/s on your Instagram account, including the Photo Contest hashtags - (a) #jbyjomiyage and (b) the location where the souvenir came from (e.g., #narita, #tokyo, etc.). Make sure to set your Instagram account for public viewing.
    3. 3. Check the uploaded photo on the Photo Contest webpage gallery to see if it has been successfully uploaded (Note: It might take a few hours for photos to reflect on the website).
  • The Participant is not allowed to submit multiple entries of the same photo.
  • Uploaded photos are deemed void if the Organizer determines that a photo is not original, illegible, incomplete, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft or duplicated as entered within the Entry Period. Only photo/s entered during the Entry Period are eligible to participate and be considered for the Photo Contest.
  • All photo/s that are deemed void will be deleted without prior notice.
  • Please note that there may be a few hours delay for uploaded photos to reflect on the Photo Contest Gallery webpage.
  • All photo/s uploaded must be the Participant's original work and must not have been published elsewhere, including for commercial purposes, and/or have won a prize in any other competition. The Participant warrants that the photo/s uploaded for this Photo Contest is(are) his/her own work and that he/she owns the copyright for it(them).
  • It is the responsibility of each Participant to ensure that any photo/s uploaded has been created and submitted with the permission of any parties involved with the subject.
  • Copyright of all photo/s uploaded in this Photo Contest remains with the respective Participant. However, in consideration of the photo/s being provided for the Campaign and Photo Contest, each Participant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to the Organizer to feature any or all of the uploaded photo/s in any of their publications, including the Organizer's websites, and/or in any promotional material connected to this Campaign and Photo Contest.
  • By joining and participating in the Photo Contest, the Participant agrees to all reasonable media publicity relating to the event, including being featured on social media as determined by the sole discretion of the Organizer.
  • The Organizer does not accept any liability for the publication of any unlawfully reproduced photo/s.
  • All results and decisions made by the Organizer in relation to the Campaign and Photo Contest are final. The Organizer will not engage in any correspondence regarding the results.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to pursue legal action against any individual and any Participant believed to have undertaken fraudulent activities or other activities harmful to this Campaign and Photo Contest and/or the Organizer, the entry process, or the relevant website.
  • Participants acknowledge and accept that there is no intention to create any legal relations between the Organizer and Participants of this Campaign and Photo Contest, which is a promotional event. Participants who enter the Photo Contest hereby waive any legal rights, if any, to enforce against the Organizer, its agents, or employees in relation thereto.
  • If for any reason the Campaign and the Photo Contest are not capable of running as planned due to computer viruses, bugs, worms (malware), trojan horses, denial of service attacks, hacking, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Organizer that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Campaign and the Photo Contest, the Organizer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual and any Participant who tamper with the entry process, and/or cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Campaign and the Photo Contest.

Judging Criteria

  • The photo/s will be assessed during the selection of the thirteen (13) Winners (i.e., the Grand Prize Winner, three Runner-up Prize Winners, Shikoku Prize Winner, and Tokai Prize Winner) according to the following criteria:
    1. 1. Photo Content – the Organizer will choose which photo best portrays the omiyage culture in Japan.
    2. 2. Technicality
      1. a. How well the photo inspires other people to travel to Japan, and
      2. b. Its relevance to the Campaign's theme – The Best of Japan's Flavours

Selection of Winners

  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected by the Organizer as the best photo.
  • Three (3) Runner-up Prize Winners in no particular order will be selected by the Organizer.
  • Four (4) Shikoku Prize Winners will be selected by the Organizer as the best photos.
  • Five (5) Tokai Prize Winners will be selected by the Organizer as the best photos.
  • Participants can only win a prize once (e.g., a Runner-up Prize Winner is no longer eligible to win the Shikoku Prize).
  • The selection and judging process and panel is solely at the discretion of the Organizer.

Prizes

  • The Campaign Office will notify all Winners via their registered email in JAPAN by Japan.
  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive S$1,000 worth of travel vouchers.
  • Three (3) Runner-up Prize Winners will receive a S$100 Takashimaya voucher each.
  • Four (4) Shikoku Prize Winners will receive an omiyage from one of the Shikoku region's prefectures.
  • Five (5) Tokai Prize Winners will receive an assorted omiyage from various prefectures of the Tokai region.
  • All winners must present verifiable identification to redeem his/her Prize. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify the winners who fail to comply.
  • All prizes are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable by cash.

Use of Personal Information

  • Any collection, use, and disclosure of the Participants' data will be strictly in accordance with the Organizer's Privacy Policy, a copy of which may be obtained from https://japanbyjapan.com/privacy-policy. By agreeing to participate in this Campaign and Photo Contest, Participants signify that they have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, the Organizer's conditions of use on the website, and the Organizer's Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer

  • The Organizer is not liable for any claims, losses, damages, injuries, and expenses suffered, sustained or incurred (including, but not limited to, indirect, consequential loss including death), including costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances as a result of, or arising out of, or in any way connected with this Campaign and the Photo Contest.
  • The Organizer is not liable for network connection expenses caused by system errors or failures on the campaign website. Participants will shoulder any fees incurred during gameplay (i.e., internet connection).

Enquiry

If you have any enquiries regarding the Campaign and Photo Contest, please contact our Campaign Office via the email address below. The Campaign Office will get back to you as soon as possible.

Email: enquiry@japanbyjapan.com

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