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Yonezawa Treasure Photography Contest 2023

The Yonezawa Treasure Photography Contest is now accepting entries! Show off the best of Yonezawa with your pictures! Old pictures or not, we want to see those lovely shots!

Entry Period

1st August (Tuesday) – 30th September (Sunday)

Entry Requirements

–    You must post the photos on a public Instagram account

–    Follow the official Yonezawa Treasure Photography Contest Instagram account @yonetore

–    Add the following hashtags to your post in order to enter the contest. The total number of hashtags for entry is four.

1.    #山形
2.    #米沢
3.    #米撮2023
4.    Any one of three hashtags here which matches your submission.
      (a)    #スポット部門 (for scenic shots)
      (b)    #食べ物部門 (for food shots)
      (c)    #イベント部門 (for pictures at events)


Each category has the same prizes available.

First place (1 winner) – Yonezawa Onsen Voucher, usable at any of the eight onsens in Yonezawa

Second place (2 winners) – Yonezawa Beef Voucher

Third place (3 winners) – An assortment of Yonezawa textile goods

Nasebanaru prize (6 winners selected across all three categories) – An assortment of Yonezawa specialty goods

Terms and Conditions

1.    There are no limit to submissions. If multiple photos are included in the submission, only the first photograph will be judged in your submission.

2.    Please include the locations of your photos in your post

3.    Photos taken before the contest can also be submitted

4.    Winners are contacted via Instagram direct messages (DMs). Please ensure that your account is able to accept DMs from @yonetore

5.    Photos submitted for the contest may be used in future tourism campaigns for Yonezawa city tourism promotion activities.

6.    Winners will be required at a later date to share their photos with the organizing committee. Copyright will then belong to the Yonezawa Tourism Campaign Promotion Association.

7.    Please understand that photos with watermarks or commentary embedded on the image itself may not be judged.


Please DM @yonetore (Japanese) on Instagram for any queries.

We look forward to seeing your charming pics again this year!