The inaugural Niseko Summer Shootout has wrapped up, with winners announced at this year’s Niseko Autumn Food Festival.

There were so many great entries showcasing the natural beauty of Niseko. Even though there were no categories, most photographers chose to capture all the different aspects of the Niseko landscape.

Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to all the photographers who entered the competition.

A big thanks to all the sponsors who helped support this great contest.

The contest is presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Rising Sun GuidesNiseko Nine, and Summerlife Magazine.

On to the winners!


Winning third place and ¥2,000 MTB voucher from Niseko Nine and ¥2,000 cash prize is Yuuya Okuno – @yuuyadayoo.

The clear night skies over Mt. Yotei made a big impression on judges, with strong visual lines leading right up through the foreground of the image.

Winning second place and a ¥5,000 MTB voucher from Niseko Nine and ¥5,000 cash prize is Reilly McGlashan – @reilly_mcglashan.

This hidden waterfall and pool is an instant classic that showcases just how magical the landscape can be.

Winning 1st place and taking home a ¥10,000 MTB voucher from @nisekonine , an avalanche course from @risingsunguides valued at ¥25,000, and a ¥10,000 cash prize is Takashi Okada – @oka_photo.

It’s often hard to describe the ‘feeling’ of Niseko, but this image by Takashi Okada achieves exactly that. This image has beautifully captured the ever-changing mood of the Niseko ranges. Well done to Takashi on a well-deserved first place!

Congratulations again to all the winners and we’re looking forward to next Summer!