2021 Niseko Summer Shootout Starts Friday, July 16th!

The snow has melted but Instagrammers across the world are still loving and “liking” scenes from Niseko’s green season. To help boost the buzz, Niseko Tourism is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Niseko Summer Shootout.

Just like the winter contest, participants can simply tag #nisekoshootout on Instagram to enter. Share your best and most unique summer moments in Niseko. No matter whether you are enjoying a round of golf, hiking Mt Annupuri or fishing in the Shiribestsu River, we want you to share your awesome Hokkaido summer time with us.

Entries close for the Niseko Summer Shootout on Monday, September 13th. Three winners will be selected by our judging panel and announced on Sunday, September 19th. A short award ceremony will take place during the 2021 Niseko Autumn Food Festival at Niseko Village.

1st Place Prize ¥10,000 cash

2 nights accommodation in 1 x 2-bedroom apartment in Snow Crystal (valued at ¥270,000), sponsored by NISADE *Terms&Conditions Applied

2nd Place Prize ¥5,000 cash

Rhythm Japan special prize pack (valued at ¥55,000)

3rd Place Prize ¥3,000 cash

Gentemstick special prize pack (valued at ¥10,000)

The team from Summerlife will also choose one photo to fill the pages of the next issue of Summerlife magazine.

Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots feature and get an idea of what the judges are looking for.

The contest is presented by Niseko Tourism with support from NISADE, Rhythm Japan , Gentemstick Niseko 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.

Full contest rules:

  • All images using #nisekoshootout taken and posted between 1 July 2021 – 13 September 2021 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.
  • Terms and Conditions for 1st Place Prize – 2 nights accommodation in 1 x 2-bedroom apartment (max 4pax in total) in Snow Crystal; breakfast not included; stay dates valid for winter 2021/22 (1 Dec, 2021 – 31 Mar, 2022. Blackout during 18 Dec, 2021 – 3 Jan, 2022 and 24 Jan – 6 Feb, 2022); subject to availability; the prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.