Visitokinwajapan Instagram Photo Contest

Share Your favorite okinawa!
Instagram Photo Contest

Share your favorites of Okinawa all together!
Please post your photos you took during your trip in Okinawa, or for those who have not yet been there, the photos of things around you that “make you think about Okinawa” from your Instagram account with the hashtag “#FeelingOkinawa”.
Participant who posted the best photos will have a chance to win flight tickets to Okinawa.
* Please make sure to read the requirements before applying.

Period of the contest: from February 7th to March 10th, 2019


  • 1 winner

    Enter to Win a Round Trip Ticket to Okinawa for Two!

    1. The winner may not choose the airline or class of the ticket.
    2. The winner shall bear all costs involved in the prize other than airfare.
    3. Availability of flights is limited. Details shall be sent to the winner when the contest has concluded.

Participation rules

  • Follow the Instagram account of Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau ”@visitokinawajapan”.

  • Post your favorite photo of Okinawa or the photo of things around you that remind of Okinawa.

  • Add location information and a caption to that photo. In that caption, make sure to include the hashtag ”#FeelingOkinawa” and mention our account @visitokinawajapan.

Terms and Conditions

”#FeelingOkinawa Instagram Photo Contest” Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern the rules of the “#FeelingOkinawa Instagram Photo Contest” (hereafter referred to as the “Contest”), held by the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (hereafter referred to as the “Organizer”). The Organizer reserves the right to cancel or amend the Contest and the terms and conditions of this Contest (hereafter referred to as the “Terms and Conditions”) at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the Contest home page (hereafter referred to as the “Site”).

• Corporate entities are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
• The Contest will commence on the 7th of February, 2019 and will end on the 10th of March, 2019 (GMT +9) (hereafter referred to as the Contest Period).
• Entries are deemed void if the Organizer determines that an entry is not an original work, if an entry is illegible, incomplete, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, obtained through fraud or theft, or duplicated as entered within this campaign period. Only entries received during the Contest Period will be eligible for this Contest.
A two-way ticket to Japan for two (1 winners)
• Winners must present verifiable identification in order to redeem their prize. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify an entry or reverse their decision if the winner fails to comply.
• Prizes are not transferable, exchangeable or refundable. In the event that the selected winner is ineligible, cannot be contacted or does not respond to notification from the Organizer within five (5) days, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeit and the Organizer may choose to award the prize to another participant at its sole discretion.
• All results and decisions made by the Organizer in relation to the Contest are final. The Organizer will not enter into any correspondence regarding the results. Participants are to acknowledge and accept that there is no intention to create a legal relationship of any sort between the Organizer and the participants of this Contest. Participants entering this Contest waive the right to take any legal action related to the Contest against the Organizer, its agents or employees.
• By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to cooperate, within reason, with media publicity relating to the event and the prize, both leading up to and following the receipt of the prize by the winner. This includes being featured on social media as determined at the sole discretion of the Organizer.
Contest Rules
• Photos must be submitted through Instagram within the Contest Period.
• Each participant may submit multiple entries via their own Instagram account in accordance with the following conditions:

  • 1. Participants must be a follower of @visitokinawajapan on Instagram to be eligible to participate in the Contest or receive prizes.
  • 2. Participants can enter the Contest by posting a picture on their personal Instagram account using the Contest’s official hashtag: #MyOkinawa2019
  • 3. Posts should include the location in Okinawa at which the photo was taken.
• Comments will be assessed in the selection process. Participants are encouraged to add a comment elaborating their memories associated the photo when making a post for this Contest.
• Participants are required to set their Instagram profile to ‘public’ so that their submissions may be viewed by the Organizer.
• Participants are allowed to submit multiple entries; however, every entry must be an original photo and not a duplicate.
• The Organizer will not verify receipt of entries.
• Participants are required to acquire permission from any persons, places or other entities featured in the photographs submitted to the Contest. The Organizer will not bear responsibility in the event of any complaints, issues, or disputes arising due to failure to acquire permission from relevant parties beforehand.
• The Organizer will not bear any responsibility for any images submitted for this competition.
• All images submitted for this competition may be re-posted to the @visitokinawajapan Instagram account without prior permission. In this event, no usage fees shall be paid to the person submitting the image.
Judging Guidelines
• All submissions are subject to the approval of the Organizer. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any submission, including but not limited to photographs which:

  • 1. contain obscene, provocative, objectionable, defamatory, inappropriate, or illegal content;
  • 2. contain content which is irrelevant to the Contest;
  • 3. do not comply with these Terms and Conditions; or
  • 4. are not original works of the Participant.
  • 5. Re-posted photos which posted before this Contest period are not eligible to qualify for the Contest.
• Entries will be evaluated according to the following guidelines:
Quality of picture 10
Reach of picture (Number of likes and comments) 5
Quality of caption 10
• All images submitted must be the original work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each Contestant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
• The copyright to any image submitted for this competition remains with the submitting Contestant. However, in submitting an entry to the Contest, each Contestant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to the Organizer to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications or websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this Contest.
• The Organizer does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images.
Use of Personal Information
• Any collection, use and disclosure of participants’ personal data will be strictly in accordance with the Organizer’s Privacy Policy, a copy of which may be obtained from . By agreeing to participate in this Contest, participants signify that they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, the Organizer’s conditions of use of the website and the Organizer’s Privacy Policy.
• The Organizer shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, injuries, costs and expenses suffered, sustained or incurred (including, but not limited to, indirect, consequential loss including death) or costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances as a result of or arising out of, or in any way connected with this Contest.
• The Organizer reserves the right to pursue legal action against any individual believed to have undertaken fraudulent activities or other activities harmful to this Contest, the entry process or the relevant website.
• If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to system error, infection by computer virus, worms, or Trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Organizer that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Organizer reserves the right, at sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Contest.