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Winners will be announced in the coming days.

Pros & AMs - Niseko Shootout Wants You to Share in ¥200,000 - With ¥0 Down!

ニセコシュートアウト Niseko Shootout

There are no barriers to entry for this year’s Niseko Shootout ProAM – Niseko Tourism has announced entry is free, giving anyone who wishes to enter a chance at sharing the ¥200,000 prize pool.

That is right – entry is FREE yet the CASH prizes remain as incredible as ever. The Judge’s Choice Winner will take home ¥120,000 and the Public Vote Winner ¥80,000.

Here is the gig:

Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 4-day window in January 2022.

Each team will submit just one shot which will be posted on Niseko Tourism Website-ProAM Voting Page.

There are two categories to win – Judges Choice  and Public Vote.

Each winner  shares from a cash prize pool of ¥200,000!

This year, we invited world-renowned riders and photographers to join us as guest judges, including Eric Pollard, Torah Bright, Taro Tamai, Tsutomu Nakata & Matias Fredrickson just to name a few. Full list to come soon.

Contest Timeline:

  • Registration is open from now until January 5th@11:59pm
  • Contest will run from January 7th@12:00am – January 10th,@11:59pm day and night
  • Shots will be posted from January 15th(~10am) – January 18th (11:59pm)
  • Contest winners will be announced on January 21th, 2022 at the Award Ceremony.


  • 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 5th@11:59pm.

Registration is now closed.

Niseko Shootout ProAM FAQ's

From 12:01 am 2022 January 7th until 11:59 pm on January 10th.

There are two winners for the ProAm photo contest. The main winner will be selected by a panel of judges who are professional skiers, filmmakers, and photographers from around the world. Public vote winners are decided by the highest number of votes by members of the public.

The deadline is 2022 January 11th at 11:59 am (Tuesday). Submissions won’t be accepted past the deadline under any circumstances

Images can be attached to an email and sent to [email protected]. If the file size is too big for email, other methods such as Google Drive, WeTransfer, DropBox, Zenfolio, etc. are accepted.

Image files should be a jpeg with a minimum resolution of 1920 pixels. The file can be a higher resolution, but the maximum file size should not be higher than 10MB.

Please provide a caption of up to 25 words to explain the photo. Caption text can be either English or Japanese.

Riding avalanche barriers is not allowed, and images submitted will be disqualified.

Riders and photographers are encouraged to be creative, however please ensure your photo is respecting all cultural and community values.

Entrants in the ProAm contest are made up of a team of two, rider and photographer. An entrant may enter multiple teams so long as the same two members of the team are not the same.

If there are extenuating circumstances that require a change of teams, please contact us and will do our best to keep you in the contest.

Sequences and video frame-grabs are both permitted, however, the final submission must be only a single image file.

Votes for the public vote prize can be made on this page during the voting period.

No. Entries must be a photo taken between 2022 January 7th and 2022 January 10th.

Yes, but the submitted image must be a digital file.

Yes, the judges will be announced on Niseko Shootout channels and the Niseko Tourism website.

Yes, as long as it is before the deadline.

If the same image wins the judge’s choice and the public choice, the team will win the judge’s choice prize, and the image with second-most amount of public votes will win the public vote prize.

You can enter the same photo, however, if you win in the ProAm, the same image cannot win a prize in the main hashtag contest.

Voting will be open on January 15th (~10AM) until January 18th at 23:59 JST SHARP!

Terms & Conditions

Entrants may be sponsored by a company. The sponsoring company will be given credit along with photographer and athlete names.

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 11th by 10AM JST via email to [email protected]

Entry shot must be take from January 7th 12:00am to January 10th 11:59pm JST 2020.

Voting will be open from time of posting on January 15th (~10AM) to January 18th at 23:59 JST SHARP! 

Contest winner will be announced on January 20th at the Award Ceremony. If winners are not present in the Niseko area for cash prize pick-up at Niseko Tourism, 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 reuse shots (along with a name credit) on social media, websites and blogs.