Niseko Shootout Summer 2022 - Begins July 15

Niseko Shootout Summer 2022

Summer is here and the Niseko Shootout is back once again! It’s time to get snapping and enter into Niseko’s biggest photo contest.

The Niseko Shootout is the area’s official photography contest and has been running since 2017. Participants can enter by posting their photo to Instagram with the hashtag #nisekoshootout. Photos must be taken in and around the Niseko area and Shiribeshi sub-prefecture. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges which include professional photographers based in the area.

Prizes to be won:

1st Place Prize Hanazono Zipline Experience + Mt. Lights Experience
2nd Place Prize Sea Monk Scuba Diving Lesson
3rd Place Prize Rhythm Japan Prize Pack (¥20,000)

For inspiration make sure to check out the Niseko Shootout Instagram Page.

The contest is presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Hanazono Niseko, Sea Monk, Rhythm Japan, and Summerlife Magazine.

*Please make sure you don’t tag @nisekoshootout – rather be sure to use the hashtag #nisekoshootout so the judges can see your picture.

  • All images using #nisekoshootout taken and posted between 15 July 2022 – 1 September 2022 in the Shiribeshi Iburi region are eligible.
  • Three winners will be selected from all entries by a panel of judges. The contest will be run in an open format with no sub-categories.
  • Judges will be asked to assess images based on the following criteria: Visual Impact, Creativity, Composition, Point of Interest, Lighting, & Originality.
  • The winner is the photographer. The poster and/or subject may be credited if different from the photographer, but the winner is the photographer.