From Jan 10th through Jan 14th, grab your best partner and shoot! May the best team WIN!
Introducing a new Niseko Shootout event for the 2018-2019 season, the inaugural Japow ProAM. An all out, team format, photography throw down. Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 5-day window in January 2019. Each team will submit one shot for posting on Niseko Tourism’s Facebook page for voting by the public over 5 days. The 2 winners win a cash prize from a pool of ¥200,000!
Here is the contest timeline details:
Registration is open from now until January 8th
Contest will run from January 10th -14th, day and night
Shots will be posted from January 17th -21st with contest winners announced on January 22nd
This year's Japow ProAM will now include a Judges' Choice winner along with our public vote. The new prize layout will now include only two winners...
Japow ProAM Winner: ¥160,000
Judges' Choice: ¥40,000 and a spot on next year's Japow ProAM Judges Panel
Teams are rolling in so make sure to claim your spot in the comp before time runs out! Registration ends January 8th.
Entrants may be sponsored by a company. The sponsoring company will be given credit along with photographer and athlete names.
All entry fees will go towards prize pool and contest presentation expenses. The prize pool will remain JPY 100,000 min regardless of number of entrants.
The titles “photographer” and “athlete” are interchangeable amongst the team of two.
Shots may be taken at any time of day in the given window in Niseko area.
The high resolution Entry Shot must be submitted on January 15th by 10AM JST via email to [email protected]
Entry shot must be take from January 10th 00:00 to January 14th 23:59 JST 2019.
Voting will be open from time of posting on January 17th (~10AM) to January 21st at 23:59 JST SHARP!
Contest winner will be announced on January 22nd at ~10AM. If winners are not present in the Niseko area for cash prize pick-up at NPB, winnings can be awarded via bank transfer.
Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
All entrants grant the Niseko Shootout presenters permission to repost shots (along with a name credit) on social media, websites and blogs in connection with the contest and promotion of the contest.
Presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Niseko United, Powderlife Magazine, Hokkaido Core Snow Sports, What's On, Gentemstick, Rhythm Japan and more, the search is on again for the season’s best, uniquely Niseko moments.
There are total 3 categories in the 2nd annual area-wide photography contest "Niseko Shootout":
The rules are simple. Post on Instagram and use hashtag #nisekoshootout on any of your shots in the Niseko area starting November 28th, 2018 until March 10th, 2019. That’s it! You’ll be entered for a shot at one of the prizes from our sponsors listed below. Additionally, the team at Powderlife will pick a shot from #nisekoshootout to be published in the 2019-20 issue of Powderlife Magazine.
*Please make sure don't @nisekoshootout but #nisekoshootout so the judges can see your picture.
*Please don't use carousel to show multiple pictures but post individually.
HERE ARE ALL THE AMAZING PRIZES:
1st place: Icelantic Skis 18/19' Nomad 105 lites
1st place: Gentemstick Snowboard
1st place: Niseko United 2 x 5 day pass & Oyuki prize pack
2nd place: Rhythm Japan Tyrolia Ambition bindings
2nd place: evo.com ¥20,000 giftcard
2nd place: State of Elevenate prize pack
3rd place: Boot Solutions boot dryers and socks
3rd place: Sungod Revolt goggles
3rd place: Discrete beanie pack
Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots featured throughout the season and get an idea for what we’re looking for.
The official launch party will take place on Saturday, Dec 15th at The Orchards, MnK Niseko. Find out more HERE!
The JAPOW ProAm will take place between Jan 10-14th, 2019. Find out more HERE.
The Niseko Short Film Festival will take place on Mar 16th, 2019. Find out more HERE.
SPONSORS: Niseko Tourism, Hokkaido Core, Powderlife Magazine, Niseko United, Gentemstick, What's On, Rhythm Japan, Boot Solutions, Oyuki, 360 Niseko, evo.com, Icelantic Skis, Sungod, State of Elevenate and Discrete
Fantastic deals available exclusively to “Explore Niseko x NPB Locals Card” holders!
The largest discount program for Niseko locals will launch from Monday, Nov 26th! There are MORE THAN 80 different special offers on restaurants, activities, rentals, etc. for NPB local business members and their staffs.
Please come pick up your cards at NPB office:
41-5 Aza Kabayama, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan 044-0078
Office HR: Mon - Fri 9:00-18:00
When picking up, please bring your identification and proof of the company you work for. If you have 2017-18 Locals Card, please bring it, and you can swap for the new one.
Niseko United is running an exciting promotion this winter with 4 lucky winners winning a ¥100,000 each to spend on Niseko winter activities*.
Most people associate Niseko with skiing and snowboarding, but there is so much more on offer during your winter stay. Other winter adventures include snowshoeing, cat skiing, snowmobiling, backcountry tours and snow tubing.
How To Enter
1. Sign up for the Niseko United Newsletter
2. Book a minimum of 5 nights at participating Niseko accommodations (outside blackout dates)
3. Mention code #nisekoholiday18 when booking
4. Four winners will be notified by email on December 2nd, 2018
To reinforce our eco-focused goal for the 1st Niseko Autumn Food Festival, we would like to reduce visitors driving themselves. Please click HERE to book (first come, first serve). See below shuttle schedule:
Niseko Hirafu Welcome Center=>Sapporo Odori Park
Sapporo Odori Park=>Niseko Hirafu Welcome Center
Thursday, Sep 13th - 9:00 departure from Niseko
Thursday, Sep 13th - 15:00 departure from Sapporo
Friday, Sep 14th - 9:00 departure from Niseko
Friday, Sep 14th - 15:00 departure from Sapporo
Saturday, Sep 15th - 10:00 departure from Sapporo
Sunday, Sep 16th - 19:00 departure from Niseko
Sunday, Sep 16th - 10:00 departure from Sapporo
2. Supported by Shiki Niseko, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN KUTCHAN JR STATION and NISEKO HIRAFU CROSS SECTION are available. No reservation required (first come, first serve). See below for schedule: