TIEC Photo Contest 2022

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*.

*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

2. Theme

"My Favorite Moment"

3. Duration of Exhibition

Monday, November 7th, 2022 - Thursday, November 24th, 2022
(Result of photo contest announced on December 16th, 2022)

4. About the Exhibition

Online Exhibition

5. Exhibits

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

6. Numberof votes

Facebook: 821 (Like Button)
Voting form: 125 (Number of votes)

7. 2022's Winners!

Grand Prize : My favorite moment

summit and sunrise

This is the picture I took when I reached the top of Fuji Mount. the sunrise view was so breathtaking and worth of it. I am glad that I didnt give up on the way and grateful of having amazing friends encourge me the whole way.

TIEC Prize : The first meeting with watermelon

watermelon and a child

Children always want to grab anything and then put it in their mouths. This time was watermelon for my niece which is the first time eating such a kind of sweety

Miraikan Prize : the feeling of accomplishment above the clouds

summit and see of clouds

The moment of sitting at the top of Mt.Fuji and looking at the clouds below is savouring the sense of accomplishment of knowing how high you are capable of reaching.

AIST Tokyo Waterfront Prize : The Autumn

autumn scenery

When the Autumn touches down the Earth, the nature provides vibrant colours of leaves. Then, an elder tries to keep this warm movement for ever.


sunset in Kure

The photo shows the setting of the sun in Kure, Hiroshima. It signifies the photographer's satisfaction after the day's work has ended, a beautiful ending to the day with hope.

Honorable Mention : time to cleanse my heart

Japanese calligraphy

Explanation of the photo is written in Japanese only.

Honorable Mention : Ever-Changing Odaiba

Odaiba night scene

One corner of the amazing Odaiba night scene you can easily see when walking in the corridors of TIEC. It records the last week of the glorious Ferris wheel and indicates the beginning of the new Odaiba.

Honorable Mention : It's time to drink !


Explanation of the photo is written in Japanese only.

Honorable Mention : Summer in Kamakura


I visited Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū with friends, and I love the moment when there were people, wearing Yukata, visiting the temple, in the summer.

Honorable Mention : Friendship in the beautiful scenery

mountain and river

Time with friends is always well spent! Beautiful moments last forever!

Honorable Mention : Happy me

soap bubbles and a child

I love to run after soap bubbles

Honorable Mention : Sunset eye


The panorama photo was by phone at the Yumeno Ohashi Bridge.

Honorable Mention : walking on trails

mountain in winter

Last year I went to Yamanashi and walked on quiet mountain trails. Frost on trees and Mt. Fuji were beautiful.

Honorable Mention : My favorite is on the ‘YOROIKABUTO’

a dog

Explanation of the photo is written in Japanese only.

Honorable Mention : The Magical Feelings of Deepest Love and Joy

a fountain and a child

The Supreme Happiness of a mother is undoutedly be with her child and to see him enjoying in new place after a long gap of 192 days for the Boarder Restriction of Pandemic Situation.

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