TIEC Photo Contest 2019

Award winners

Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC) has held the "Photo Contest" for international students and Japanese students who live in TIEC, and staffs of Tokyo Academic Park*. We will dicide the grand prize of photo contest by your vote.

*Tokyo Academic Park is a consortium of Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC), National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Tokyo Waterfront.

  • This contest is subsidized by the Nakajima Foundation

1. Organizers

(1) Organizer: Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
(2) Co-Organizer: Tokyo Academic Park

2. Theme

"Amazing ! "

3. Duration of Exhibition

Saturday, August 10th, 2019 - Saturday, August 24th, 2019
(Awards presentation ceremony will be held on September 18th, 2019)

4. About the Exhibition

Exhibition Place

Tokyo International Exchange Center, Plaza Heisei 1F, Multipurpose Space
(Tokyo Academic Park, 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
*Admission: Free

Special page of TIEC Photo Contest

5. Exhibits

107 Photos that was taken by residents and staffs of Tokyo Academic Park.

6. Numberof votes

Exhibition Place: 706 votes
Facebook: 4,729 (Like Button)

7. 2019's Winners!

Grand Prize : White waterfall with green and red foliage

White waterfall with green and red foliage

This amazing waterfall exists in Shizuoka-ken, Japan. Its cascade is fed by a volcano's spring water.
Its thin white streams resemble threads of silk, hence called "Shiraito No Taki" (white thread fall).

TIEC Prize : Amazing nature

Amazing nature

Little girl was amazed by kokia plants in Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Miraikan Prize : Memories in Kyrgyzstan

Memories in Kyrgyzstan

Explanation of the photo is written in Japanese only.

AIST Tokyo Waterfront Prize : Tiny Origami Cranes

Tiny Origami Cranes

Explanation of the photo is written in Japanese only.

Special Prize (Exhibition Place):The path of the stars

The path of the stars

Taken at the Naritasan park while waiting for a very early departure. This star-trail photo, pointing to the North Star (Polaris), includes also the Great Pagoda of Peace.

Special Prize (Facebook):The Real Deep History

The Real Deep History

Combining the beauty of the sunset and 7000 years old history can captivate your soul, and this fantastic view can make you feel completely in peace.

Special Prize (Facebook):Belong together

Belong together

It would be amazing to have someone to complete each other in mutual respect, understanding and of course, love.

Honorable Mention:Surfing on ice

Surfing on ice

This photo expresses the fun and beauty of snowboarding, my favorite thing to do in winter. Taken on an iPhone 6.

Honorable Mention:The natural beauties of rural Bangladesh

The natural beauties of rural Bangladesh

My two adorable friends, Rani and Lira in the midst of mustard field demonstrating the form of rural friendship as well as representing the village beauties of Bangladesh.

Honorable Mention:Blue Rain!

Blue Rain!

It was minus 9 degree Celsius that day. The whole area was covered with silence, snow and darkness. Suddenly illumination started focusing on the Biei pond. I felt goosebumps. Surreal, amazing moment of my life!

Honorable Mention:Double beauty

Double beauty

Regularly we take photos of the lovely breathtaking Sakura but witnessing this double beauty of talent and gorgeous nature at the same moment was a blessing.

Honorable Mention:Levitation


I crawled, walked and ran. Now I'm going to levitate. Behold.

Honorable Mention:Pure Innocence

Pure Innocence

Let the importance lie in your look, not in the thing you look at. (André Gide)

Honorable Mention:Pointer of Spacetime--A Bird`s eye View of Edo

Pointer of Spacetime--A Bird`s eye View of Edo

Ascending the Sky Tree located in "Edo", you'll get the panoramic view of Tokyo, and then you will truly understand why it's called "Cosmopolis". The reflection of Sky Tree seems like a pendulum that controls time and space, showing the ancient and modern grand scenes of Tokyo to people.

Honorable Mention:Kakipi


Explanation of the photo is written in Japanese only.

Honorable Mention:Landscape of Dubrovnik

Landscape of Dubrovnik

Explanation of the photo is written in Japanese only.

Honorable Mention:I am going bananas for you!

I am going bananas for you!

Explanation of the photo is written in Japanese only.

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