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Submit your photos to the #JUMPintoSpring contest

JUMP is sponsoring a new #JUMPintoSpring photo contest. We’re gathering photos that show how Americans enjoy the beautiful sights of spring while stationed in Japan. The #JUMPintoSpring 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, spring in Japan can be a magical experience with gorgeous natural views, lively festivals, and fun vacations. Japan just finished a record-setting Golden Week and millions of people got the opportunity to travel. After such a long and bitter winter, spring provides opportunities to leave base and explore. Some people find parks to host hanami parties or go fishing on a solitary lake in the mountains. On base, the warm weather and sweet smell of flowers give the perfect excuse to stroll outside or play some sports with 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 #JUMPintoSpring and @JUMProgram.

Deadline

The deadline for submissions is June 15.

Prizes

The winner will receive a gift basket valued at $100 in goodies, or a ticket good for five days of unlimited local train rides in Japan, 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 JUMP events in Washington, D.C.

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