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TOGETHER, Broaden Your Horizons, Create Your Memories

October 30 – December 13, 2020

The varieties in Japan's nature, culture, history, food, industry, and crafts can be overwhelming, yet interesting that you will be surprised at every turn. It is even more special if you experienced it as a family. Let nostalgia take you on a recollection of memories when you post your memorable family photos of your previous Japan trips. Tell us the story behind your photo and the highlights of your family trip. Relive those cherished moments to feel Japan with your family again until it's safe to travel and explore it once more!

Prizes

4 participants will be chosen to enter the qualifying round to win the grand prize. Their photos along with their stories will be featured on the Campaign page and the winner will be determined by the highest number of votes on the JAPAN by Japan website. Furthermore, special prizes will be given to 7 participants and another 5 can win from the lucky draw! Post more family photos to increase your chances of winning!

  • Grand Prize

    A pair of return air tickets to Japan

    The Grand Prize winner will be presented with a pair of return air tickets to Japan valid for booking until October 31, 2021 and can be used for travel beyond October 2021.

  • Runner-up Prizes

    $100 Takashimaya Voucher

    The 3 runner-up winners will receive a $100 Takashimaya voucher each.

  • Tokai Special Prizes

    A pair of 5-day Kintetsu Rail Pass or JR Central Tourist Pass

    The sponsors of these prizes will choose 7 winners who will be walking away with either a pair of 5-day Kintetsu Rail Pass or JR Central Tourist Pass. Winners of the JR Central Tourist Pass can get either a pair of Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass or Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass each.
    The 5-day Kintetsu Rail Pass is valid until October 31, 2021 and can be used for any 5 consecutive days until expiration date.
    The JR Central Tourist Pass needs to be exchanged upon arrival in Japan. The redemption period is until December 31, 2021 and travel must be within one month upon redemption.

  • Lucky Draw Prizes

    $20 Takashimaya Voucher

    5 lucky winners will get $20 Takashimaya vouchers each.

How to participateHow to participate

For full disclosure, read our Terms and Conditions

What made Japan special to you as a family? Share the adventure, the valuable experiences you learnt as a family, the skills and wisdom imparted to you from its culture. You can participate by posting your family photo either through Facebook or Instagram, or even via both platforms. Follow the simple steps below and share your family's passion for Japan through your photo!

  1. Step 1
    Log in or sign up on JAPAN by Japan community website.
  2. Step 2
    Hit "Like" on the Photo Contest Campaign post below.
  3. Creating fun, unique memories with your family not only forges much stronger bonds, but also enables you to grow...

    Visit Japan Nowさんの投稿 2020年10月30日金曜日
  4. Step 3
    Post the memorable family photo on the campaign's Facebook thread, and include your short story why it was memorable to you as a family, the things you learnt, what you discovered, etc. Include the hashtags #jbyjfamily and the general location (e.g. #Osaka) of where your photo was taken.
  1. Step 1
    Log in or sign up on JAPAN by Japan community website.
  2. Step 2
    Go to your Instagram account and post your memorable family photo along with its story – why was it memorable to your family, the things you learnt, what you discovered, etc. – then include the hashtags #jbyjfamily and the general location (e.g. #Osaka) of where your photo was taken.

#jbyjfamily

*The update may take up to several hours for your uploaded photos to be reflected on the campaign website.
**Please note the photo entries below only reflect the Instagram posts. ​

Campaign Terms and Conditions

Japan National Tourism Organization Singapore Office (hereafter referred to as Organizer) invites you to take part in JAPAN by Japan's photo contest (hereafter referred to as Photo Contest) of the “TOGETHER, Broaden Your Horizons, Create Your Memories” 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 "TOGETHER, Broaden Your Horizons, Create Your Memories" ("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 individual Participant can only enter the Photo Contest with his/her registered email address (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 as fraudulent, the Organizer reserves the right to remove the Participant from the Photo Contest.

Photo Contest Rules

  • The Photo Contest is from October 30 – December 13, 2020 (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.
  • During the Entry Period, Participants can enter the Photo Contest only by posting their own original photo(s) (i.e. multiple entries are allowed) taken in Japan using their own registered Facebook account onto the Facebook post for the Campaign or via their own registered Instagram account onto JAPAN by Japan's Campaign website with the campaign hashtags (refer to the steps mentioned immediately below).
  • Each Participant can participate in the Photo Contest by submitting their own original photo(s) via their Facebook account through the following steps:
    1. 1. To be eligible for the Photo Contest, the Participant is required to sign in or sign up as a member of the JAPAN by Japan website - (https://japanbyjapan.com/).
    2. 2. Once logged in to JAPAN by Japan website, click the “Like” button on the Photo Contest Campaign post embedded in the Campaign's webpage under Step 2 of “Join via Facebook”. The Participant will be required to log in to and use their own registered Facebook account to do this.
    3. 3. Post a family photo on the Campaign's Facebook thread (under comment section), and include a short story of why it was memorable as a family with the hashtag of #jbyjfamily and the general location (e.g. #Osaka) of where the photo was taken.
  • Each Participant can also participate in the Photo Contest by submitting their own original photos via their Instagram account through the following steps:
    1. 1. To be eligible for the Photo Contest, the Participant is required to sign in or sign up as a member of the JAPAN by Japan website - (https://japanbyjapan.com/).
    2. 2. Once registered, launch Instagram and the participant can upload their own original photos with the hashtags #jbyjfamily and the general location (e.g. #Osaka) of where the photo was taken. 
  • Participants can post multiple family photos using their own social media accounts (Facebook and/or Instagram) with the condition that each entry is an original and not a duplicate of a previously posted photo of previous campaigns.
  • Only one registered social media account (each of Facebook and Instagram) per participant is allowed.
  • Submitted photos are deemed void if the Organizer determines that an entry is not original, or if an entry is illegible, incomplete, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft or duplicated as entered within this Entry Period. Only photos entered during the Entry Period are eligible to take part in and be considered for the Photo Contest.
  • Participants are required to set their Instagram profile to ‘public' to enable the Organizer to view their submissions.
  • Please note that there may be a short delay for submitted photos to be reflected on the Photo Contest Campaign webpage.
  • All photos submitted must be the original work of the Participant and must not have been published elsewhere including for commercial purposes and/or have won a prize in any other photography competition. The Participant warrants that the photo(s) submitted 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 submitted has been taken with the permission of any parties involved with the subject.
  • Copyright of all photos submitted in this Campaign and Photo Contest remains with the respective Participant. However, in consideration of the photos 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 submitted photos 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 images.
  • 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 photos along with each of their stories posted on Facebook and/or Instagram with the #jbyfamily hashtag (i.e. each Entry) will be assessed during the selection of the four (4) Winners (i.e. the Grand Prize Winner and three Runner-up Prize Winners) and the seven (7) Tokai Special Prize Winners according to the following criteria:
    1. 1. Story Content – the Organizer will choose which story best explains what the Participant felt, experienced, and learnt throughout his/her travel in Japan;
    2. 2. Technicality
      • a. How well the photo captures the essence of travelling as a family;
      • b. How well the photo captures the fun in learning or acquiring new skill(s) through workshop(s) and/or experience(s) while travelling;
      • c. How well the photo inspires people to travel to Japan;
      • d. Its relevance to the Campaign's theme – TOGETHER, Broaden Your Horizons, Create Your Memories, and
    3. 3. Creativity (overall creativity of the photo and its story).

Selection of Winners

  • Four (4) Winners comprising the Grand Prize Winner and the three (3) Runner-up Prize Winners will be selected by the Organizer and an influencer.
  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be determined among the four (4) Winners by the greatest number of votes on the Campaign website at the end of the Entry Period.
  • Seven (7) Tokai Special Prize Winners will be determined by the sponsors of the JR Central Tourist Pass or 5-day Kintetsu Rail Pass (hereafter known as "Sponsor") and the Organizer.
  • Five (5) Lucky Draw Winners will be randomly selected from among the entire pool of entries by the Organizer.
  • Participants can only win a prize once (e.g. a runner-up prize winner is no longer eligible to win in the lucky draw).
  • The selection and judging process and panel is solely at the discretion of the Organizer.

Prizes

  • The Campaign Office will notify Winners who participated via Instagram by direct message and while those who participated via Facebook will be notified on the Campaign's Facebook thread. The latter must send a private message to Visit Japan Now Facebook page once notified.
  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a pair of return air tickets to Japan. The air carrier will be determined by the Organizer. The booking period for flights is until October 31, 2021; The air tickets are valid for travel beyond October 2021.
  • Three (3) Runner-up Prize Winners will receive a $100 Takashimaya voucher each.
  • Seven (7) Tokai Special Prize Winners will receive a pair of 5-day Kintetsu Rail Pass or JR Central Tourist Pass (Takayama-Hokuriku Area or Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area) each.
    • The 5-day Kintetsu Rail Pass expires on October 31, 2021 and can be used for any five (5) consecutive days until the expiration date.
    • For more details on the coverage of the 5-day Kintetsu Rail Pass, please refer to the official webpage at: https://www.kintetsu.co.jp/foreign/english/ticket/krp_5day.html.
    • The redemption period for the JR Central Tourist Pass is until December 31, 2021 and travel must be completed within one (1) month upon redemption. An Exchange Order will be given and the winner should redeem the actual JR Central Tourist Pass at a designated office upon arrival in Japan.
    • For more details on the coverage of the JR Central Tourist Pass, please refer to the official webpages: https://touristpass.jp/en/takayama_hokuriku/ (for Takayama-Hokuriku Area) or https://touristpass.jp/en/ise_kumano/ (for Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area)
    • It is in the discretion of the Sponsors and Organizer which passes each winner will be awarded with.
  • Five (5) Lucky Draw Winners will receive a $20 Takashimaya voucher each.
  • The Grand Prize Winner and Runner-up Prize Winners must be present at the Awards Ceremony (date to be confirmed by the Organizer and may be subject to change or cancellation) to claim their prizes. In the event that the Winners are ineligible, uncontactable, unable to attend the Awards Ceremony, or refuse to accept the prize(s), the Organizer, in its sole discretion, may choose to award the prizes to other eligible participants.
  • In the event that the Awards Ceremony is cancelled, the Grand Prize Winner and Runner-up Prize Winners will be informed via email on prize collection details.
  • 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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