$300 ($100 per team member) & the opportunity to represent Singapore and your school at the 5th International High School Students’ Photo Festival Exchange in Higashikawa, Japan from 2 - 7 August 2019.
"The Town of Photography” Higashikawa
In June 1985, Higashikawa was declared the only “Town of Photography” in the world, with the aim of using international exchange and photography culture to open the town to the world and share the harmony between nature and culture
uniquely found there.
Purpose of organising the festival
Since being declared the Town of Photography 30 years ago, “The Culture Capital of Photography” Higashikawa aims to make the town a place of balance and harmony for the future. As the center of photo culture for people across the world, we organize this festival to encourage students to develop friendships through photo culture and promote international understanding.
Outline for the festival
We are looking for works (a series of photos) from the countries and areas listed below, where we currently have established international exchanges.
The preliminary selection will be held in each country and area.
The 21 selected schools from overseas (one school per country and area) and 3 selected schools from Japan will participate in the festival in Higashikawa, the "Town of Photography". 3 Japanese schools (2 from Hokkaido and one from outside of Hokkaido) will be selected with a selection organized by the committee.
21 school participants from overseas
China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Latvia, USA, Myanmar, Singapore, Finland, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Russia, Swizerland, France, Laos
Find out more on the International High School Students’ Photo Festival Exchange here: https://higashikawa-youth-fest.jp/
Champion - $300
2nd Place- $200
3rd Place - $100
Honourable Mentions (3x) - $50