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The 16th Ink Cover Photo Contest Expands Entry!

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ReleaseApril 11, 2019

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Thanks to all, “att.JAPAN,” a free magazine for foreigners, is approaching its 20th year since the publication of inaugural preparatory issue in 2000.
To thank all of you for you long-term support, we have decided to add a new theme so that more people will apply for the Ink Cover Contest for the 20th anniversary in the coming year 2020.
We would like to add a theme as follows to the list of four other themes: “Scenery in Japan that You Would Like to Introduce Overseas.” We have extended the due date and are waiting for your application.
The winning entry will be ink painted by a professional ink illustrator and that picture will be used as the cover of “att.JAPAN!”
Moreover, the winner will also be given a pair of tickets for a high-grade Ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel)!

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Application Outline

Themes of the Contest
(1) Kumamoto Prefecture
(2) Solo Activity (Spots and Activities that can be enjoyed even just by yourself)
(3) Miura Peninsula
(4) Yamanaka Onsen Hot Springs
(5) [New!] Scenery in Japan that You Would Like to Introduce Overseas

You can photograph anything, from views to people, plants to animals.
Application will not be accepted for works that have ignored others’ portrait rights or copyrights. Please get permission by yourself beforehand if necessary.
Arranged photos will not be accepted (one photo only).
Can be in color or in black and white.
Can be taken by anything (smartphones and cell phones are allowed too).
One application per person.

Application Conditions
None
Can be a resident of Japan or from outside Japan.

Due Date
At noon on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Results
The winners of the best performance prize and the outstanding performance prize will be notified around mid-May by “att.JAPAN” editorial staff.
The former will be announced in “att.JAPAN” 88th issue (published on June 10, 2019) and the latter will be announced on the official website of “att.JAPAN” (https://att-japan.net/) on June 10, 2019.

Prizes
The Best Performance Prize (1 person)
The ink painting featuring the work of the grand prize winner will become the cover of “att.JAPAN” 88th issue.
Extra prize: A pair of tickets for Ryokan (1 night 2 days with 2 meals, term of validity)
*The Ryokan will be determined after the winner is notified.

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*If the winner lives outside Japan and has no plan of visiting Japan before the expiration date, the prize will be an Apple Store Gift Card or something similar. It will be determined after the winner is notified.

The Outstanding Performance Prizes (2 to 3 persons)
The works will be shown on the official website of “att.JAPAN” (https://att-japan.net/).
Extra Prize:
(1) Japanese stationery (e.g. letter set)
(2) An assortment of Japanese confectioneries
*Please choose one from (1) or (2).

Ways to Apply

Please choose one and apply according to the following ways.

(1) Send an e-mail to att-japan@finex.co.jp

E-mail title: att.JAPAN Ink Cover Contest 16
– Photo (if you attach to the e-mail, under 15MB)
– Title of photo, date and place taken, comment
– Name, nationality, age, sex, address, postal code, e-mail address
Please write the information requested above and apply.

(2) Apply with messenger on Facebook of att.JAPAN (https://www.facebook.com/att.JAPAN)
– Photo
– Title of photo, date and place taken, comment
– Name, nationality, age, sex, address, postal code, e-mail address
Please write the information requested above and apply.

We look forward for your application!

Conducted by att.JAPAN (Finex Co., Ltd.)
Contact: Finex Co., Ltd.
E-mail: att-japan@finex.co.jp
Tel: 03-5289-0161

Ink illustrator: Hiroshi Tarui
https://www.facebook.com/taruigallery

Note

The works of the winners will be used for free on the Internet and SNSs for promotion of exhibitions and posters. All the rights, including showing the title and the photographer of the work, trimming the work and so on, will be at the organizers’ hands. They also have all the rights to use the ink painting chosen as the work of the best performance prize and used for the cover feature.
The personal information submitted in the application will be used only as necessary when managing this contest, such as announcing and sending the prizes.

Future Events

We are planning to hold the Ink Cover Contests in the future too. We are waiting for photos with the theme “Scenery in Japan that You Would Like to Introduce to Foreign Countries” in addition to themes related to feature articles of each issue!
We will be announcing the details on this website.