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Announcing the #HolidaysInJapan photo contest: Win $100 in prizes!

JUMP is gearing up for the holiday season by gathering photos that show how Americans past and present celebrate the holidays while stationed in Japan. The #HolidaysinJapan photo contest is open to all ages and skill levels, current and retired military, family, friends, and anyone in between.

To submit your photos, email them to or submit them to us on Facebook or Twitter. To be eligible to win, you also must join the JUMP network here. Don’t forget to tag all social media entries with #HolidaysinJapan and @JUMProgram! The deadline for submissions is January 3.

The grand-prize winner will receive a Japan-themed gift basket valued at $100 along with a JUMP t-shirt and other JUMP swag. And of course, the winning photo will be featured on the JUMP website and social media accounts. We’ll also display all of our favorite submissions in a photo gallery.

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.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thank  you to everyone who participated and check out the winner here!


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