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2018-19 Niseko Shootout - Japow ProAm

From Jan 10th through Jan 14th, grab your best partner and shoot! May the best team WIN!

2018-19 Niseko Shootout - Japow ProAm 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

***Contest Update***

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.

To register, entrants must bring a filled out Japow ProAM registration form and bring it to the Niseko Tourism office along with entry fee of ¥10,000.

Niseko Tourism:

Address: 41-5 Aza Kabayama, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, 044-0078

Phone: 0136-21-2551

Email: [email protected]

Office Hour: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00

Terms & Conditions

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.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

This is the contest you DON'T want to miss.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

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":

  1. Ski
  2. Snowboard
  3. Landscape

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:

SKI SNOWBOARD LANDSCAPE
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.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

The Niseko Short Film Festival will take place on Mar 16th, 2019. Find out more HERE.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

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

2018-19 NPB Locals Card Will Launch on Nov 26th!

Fantastic deals available exclusively to “Explore Niseko x NPB Locals Card” holders!

2018-19 NPB Locals Card Will Launch on Nov 26th!

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.

APPLICATION FORM HERE.

You can find out all the special offers on Explore Niseko website or simply download the FREE official Niseko app to have all the special offers available in the palm of your hand!


*If your company is not NPB member, contact us today and find out how to join!

Choose Your Niseko Adventure

Win the ULTIMATE Niseko Adventure!

Choose Your Niseko Adventure

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

Read more

2018 Niseko Autumn Food Festival Transportation Updates

Coming to Niseko in September can be THIS easy!

2018 Niseko Autumn Food Festival
2018 Niseko Autumn Food Festival

During the 2018 Niseko Autumn Food Festival (from Sep 13th through Sep 16th), there are many different ways for you to get to Niseko. Here are some useful information:

1. Supported by Travel Alliance Hokkaido, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN SAPPORO and NISEKO are available.

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
N/A 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:

Kuctah JR Station => Niseko Hirafu Cross Section Niseko Hirafu Cross Section=> Kuctah JR Station
18:00 18:30
19:00 20:00
21:00

3. Travel Alliance Hokkaido is offering  ¥2,000 OFF per van per way to/from Niseko anytime in September - mention promotion code “2018NAFF” when booking.

Email: [email protected] today and book your September airport transportation or day trip need!

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