Open Call: 11th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards

"The monthly photojournalism magazine DAYS JAPAN was launched in March 2004, in response to the burgeoning demand for quality reporting from the world’s many war fronts and conflicts that claim so many lives today. The world-class photographers who contribute to their publication do their work at great peril, many risking their lives for their shots. Regardless of how the photos are taken, DAYS JAPAN aims to always tell the truth from the perspective of victimized civilians and not of those exercising authority through military or other power. DAYS JAPAN invited photographers and journalists worldwide to participate in the 10th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards in 2014. Many distinguished works were submitted from around the globe, and they would like to thank all those who sent in entries."

JAPAN –  DAYS JAPAN invites photographers and journalists worldwide to participate in the 10th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards in 2014. Many distinguished works were submitted from around the globe, and we would like to thank all those who sent in entries. They are now accepting entries for the 11th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards contest to be held in 2015. The new theme is Defending and Advocating Dignity of Human Beings and Nature. Photographs asserting that the dignity of human beings and nature are being trampled upon, and photographs advocating the dignity of humans and nature. Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation, gender or nationality. The editorial department of DAYS JAPAN will conduct the first jury. Selected candidates will be eligible for final jury for prizes. Participants of the DAYS JAPAN anniversary event in March 2015 will then select Public Prizes among those works chosen for final jury. Winners will be announced in March 2015, with the works to appear in DAYS JAPAN magazine and on its website. Exhibitions will be held in major cities in Japan to publicly display the awarded works. The final jury is:
  • Keisuke Kumakiri (photographer)
  • Yoshino Oishi (photojournalist)
  • Kayoko Ikeda(writer/translator)
  • Renée C. Byer (photojournalist)
  • Yoji Yamada (Film Director)
  • Tokiko Kato (Singer)
  • John G. Morris (Photo Editor of LIFE, MAGNUM etc.)
  • Jean-François Leroy (Director and Founder of VISA)
  • Ryuichi Hirokawa (photojournalist/editor in chief, DAYS JAPAN)
Prizes are as follows: First Prize: One (1) person Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 1 million Yen [approx. US$10,000] and a digital camera and lens were awarded in 2014) Second Prize: Two (2) persons Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 300,000 Yen [approx. US$3,000], digital cameras and lens were awarded in 2014) Third Prize: Three (3) persons Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 100,000 Yen [approx. US$1,000], compact digital camera digital camera and so on were awarded in 2014) Special Prize by DAYS JAPAN: One (1) persons Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 100,000 Yen [approx. US$1,000], pen tables and SD memory cards so on were awarded in 2014) Special Prize by Jury: Nine (9) persons Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 100,000 Yen [approx. US$1,000], digital camera lens, SD memory cards ,pen tables and so on were awarded in 2014) Public Prize: Four (4) persons Trophy and Supplementary Prize (cash prize of 50,000 Yen [approx. US$500] RAW developing software and soon were awarded in 2014)   The deadline to apply for the 11th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards is 15th January 2015.

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