Announcements | Dec 10, 2018
Submit your photos to JUMP’s fourth annual #HolidaysinJapan contest
JUMP is sponsoring our fourth annual #HolidaysinJapan photo contest. We’re gathering photos that show how Americans — past and present — celebrate the holidays while stationed in Japan. The #HolidaysinJapan photo contest is open to JUMP members of all ages and skill levels, current and retired military, family, friends, and anyone in between.
For many service members and their families, celebrating the holidays in Japan is a highlight of their tour in Japan. The season provides many opportunities to leave base and explore, to view spectacular light displays in cities and parks or sample takoyaki and yakisoba while browsing for shime-kazari at outdoor New Year’s markets. On base, neighbors compete for most spirited holiday display in their front yards and make the effort to share American traditions with their Japanese neighbors.
Please note that by submitting your photos to a JUMP photo contest, you are giving permission for them to be used on the JUMP website and social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to view photos from earlier contests and to see this year’s winning entries.
How to Enter
Join the JUMP network. Only JUMP members will be eligible to win. If you haven’t already, click here to sign up.
Submit your photos. You can email them to JUMP@spfusa.org. Or post them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag them with #HolidaysinJapan and @JUMProgram.
The deadline for submissions is January 15.
The winner will receive a gift basket valued at $100 in goodies, and will see his or her photo featured on the JUMP website and social media accounts. We’ll also display our favorite submissions in an online photo gallery and at our annual JUMP dinner in Washington DC.
Pictured is last year’s #HolidaysinJapan winning entry of Mount Fuji by Jennifer Cox.