From Jan 9th through Jan 12th, grab your best partner and shoot! May the best team WIN!

The Niseko Shootout ProAM is back – an all out, team format, photography throw down.

Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 4-day window in January 2020. Each team will submit one shot for posting on Niseko Tourism’s Facebook page for voting by our judges (Judges Choice Winner) and the public (Public Vote Winner) over 4 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 [email protected]:59pm
  • Contest will run from January [email protected]:00am -12th,@11:59pm day and night
  • Shots will be posted from January 17th(~10am) -20th (11:59pm)
  • Contest winners will be announced on January 21st at the Award Ceremony Party @Rhythm Base

ProAM Judges’ Choice Winners: ¥120,000 

ProAM Public Vote Winners: ¥80,000

Teams are rolling in so make sure to claim your spot in the comp before time runs out! Registration ends January [email protected]:59pm.

To register, entrants must fill out the ProAM registration form and bring ¥10,000 entry fee to the Niseko Tourism office to complete the registration.

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 200,000 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 Shiribeshi area.

Paid votes are not allowed. Niseko Tourism reserves the right to disqualify and remove entries at their own discretion regarding the suspicion of paid votes.

The high resolution Entry Shot must be submitted on January 13th by 10AM JST via email to [email protected]

Entry shot must be take from January 9th 12:00am to January 12th 11:59pm JST 2020.

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 21st at the Award Ceremony. 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.

Submitted photos must not depict scenes of action deemed illegal by Japanese law. This includes, but is not limited to trespassing and the damage of public/private property, i.e. Avalanche barriers, rails, public/private structure, etc.

All entrants grant the Niseko Shootout presenters permission to repost shots (along with a name credit) on social media, websites and blogs.