2021 Niseko Summer Shootout Winner Announcement

The 2021 Niseko Summer Shootout has wrapped up, with winners announced online this year.

There were more than 350 entries showcasing the natural beauty of Niseko. Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to all the participants who joined the competition.

A special thanks to all the sponsors who helped support this great contest: presented by Niseko Tourism with support from NISADE, Rhythm Japan , Gentemstick Niseko ,Summerlife Magazine.

Now drum roll please: here are the winners!

Winning third place: ¥10,000 worth of prizes from Gentemstick and ¥3,000 cash prize is Chad Clark – @seaandsummitmedia.

Chad’s image is a classic look across the layered mountains that can be seen throughout Niseko. Chad found the best place at the right time to get this stunning shot. The smooth colors and layered tones surely impressed the judges.


Winning second place: ¥55,000 worth of prizes from Rhythm Japan and ¥5,000 cash prize is Chris Smith – @chrissmith_really.

Chris shot this incredible photo of sunset rock climbing on the coastline in the area surrounding Niseko. The suspended climber presents a feeling of excitement and anticipation with the imposing rockface on one side and a calm ocean below. The colours are smooth through the sky with a hint of gold on the horizon. An instant classic and a stunning image. Congratulations Chris!


Winning first place: ¥270,000 worth of FREE STAY from NISADE and ¥10,000 cash prize is Takayuki Nagasawa – @takaloao.

This amazing view of Niseko’s famous mountains was skillfully captured by Takayuki Nagasawa. The sunlight illuminates the clouds while silhouetting the imposing mountains. Congratulations on a great image Takayuki Nagasawa!

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