Entering its third year, Niseko Tourism’s official photography and film contest, The Niseko Shootout, has snowballed into one of the region’s fastest growing events.
The Niseko Shootout Instagram Contest kicks off when the resort opens and is a season-long photo competition.
Simply hashtag your pics #nisekoshootout to enter!
The Shootout has grown to incorporate two major events through the season:
The Niseko Shootout ProAm from January 9-12 – a photo contest in which athlete-photographer teams (professional and amateur alike) enter the best image they capture within a four-day window. Last winter the ProAm attracted some impressive talent, with internationally published photographers and a stellar cast of pro and Olympic skiers and riders including Torah Bright, Pep Fujas and Chris Benchetler.
The Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest, held on March 14, showcases the best Niseko-themed short films made within the previous 15 months. Held towards the end of winter, the Short Film Fest acts as the Shootout’s grand finale, and last year’s inaugural event packed out the Hanazono base lodge with more than 400 attendees.
This year’s competitions will no doubt be the biggest yet, so pick up your phone and follow @NisekoShootout on Instagram. Or visit NisekoTourism.com/Shootout for all the details on how to enter the comps, or simply enjoy the entries!
NISEKO SHOOTOUT INFO & MOVIE NIGHT
When: Friday 13th Dec
Where: Rhythm Base
Who: All Welcome + budding photographers & videographers
The search is on again for the season’s best and unique Niseko moments!
Rhythm Japan and Niseko Tourism are presenting the official information and movie night at 8pm on Friday the 13th of Dec at the new Rhythm Base store!
Plus, there will be free beer and the 18/19 winning movies on the big screen!
Competition details –
There are total 3 categories in the 2nd annual area-wide photography contest “Niseko Shootout”:
The rules are simple. Post on Instagram and use hashtag #nisekoshootout on any of your shots in the Niseko area starting 1st Dec, 2019 until 1st March, 2020.
That’s it! You’ll be entered for a shot at one of the prizes from our sponsors listed below. Additionally, the team at Powderlife will pick a shot from #nisekoshootout to be published in the 2020-21 issue of Powderlife Magazine.
The amazing prizes including Icelantic Skis, Gentenstick Snowboard, Niseko United Liftpass, Roko Skis and special prize packs from Rhythm Japan, Yama Plus, Boots Solutions, just to name a few.
Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots featured throughout the season and get an idea for what we’re looking for.
NISEKO SHOOTOUT 2019 PHOTO WINNERS
1st Place: Unreal Day on Yotei by @thejameswinfield (29 points)
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Mt Yotei with the Niseko-Raiden volcanic ranges and the Sea of Japan in the back. Unreal day on Yotei with @flakinggoodtime and @dkskiclinic, cheers boys! @hokkaidocollective @oyuki_japan @ospreyeurope #freeskiing #skiing #skitouring #backcountry #travel #landscape #ski #mountain #japan #hokkaido #niseko #nisekoshootout
2nd Place: Niseko by @bez_ceregieli (29 points)
3rd Place: Barcode Forest by @andrewstrain (28 points)
1st Place: Good Light, Bad Snow by @andrewstrain (40 points)
2nd Place: Friday’s Powder by @jeffcricco (28 points)
3rd Place: Last Friday’s Bluebird Pow Turns by @daniel_honda (26 points)
1st Place: Last Light by @janzy_ (28 points)
2nd Place: Hideki’s Line by @taikinaka (26 points)
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@boroya_kutchan のライン(2) 例年。コンスタントに降雪の続く1月後半のニセコエリア。店にはいつもと同じ、長く雪山と向き合う者たちが集まっていた。約束をしたわけではない、いつもの夜。 間断のない一本のラインを描き、ターンの弧の美しさと体軸の傾きを知る。新雪を深く切り込む瞬間に生涯を捧げ、雪煙の中から立ちあらわれる。雪の状況の話題で１日の終わりに酒が飲める種類の人間だ。 あの晩、写真の滑り手が仲間とこのラインについて語っていたのを覚えている。つづくw * #naturelovers #hokkaido #retrip_nippon #nature_brilliance #japan_daytime_view #dayly_photo_japan #landscape #loves_japan #art_of_japan_ #niseko #nisekolife #nisekophotographer #snowboardingphotography #nisekohanazono #hirafu #nisekograndhirafu #スノボ #ピーク #ニセコ #ニセコグランヒラフ #風景写真 #北海道カメラ部 #nisekoshootout
3rd Place: Sunrise Missions by @flakinggoodtime (26 points)
NISEKO SHOOTOUT 2019 FILM WINNERS
1st Place: Japanuary by Adam Kroenert
Cast: Pep Fujas, Joss McAlpn, Tim McChesney, Jackson Wells, Maude Raymond, Toshiya Kasuga, Gen Sasaki & Jye Parkinson.
2nd Place: Shiro by Miquel Soler
Cast: Jordi Brusca, Laura Donet, Yuhiro Kondo, Gabriel Mojón, Jaume Pons, Charly Ranza y Pablo Sanchez.
3rd Place: Yabai by George Knowles
Cast: Nick Larson