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This year's contest is the 37th since The Asahi Shimbun held its first photo contest in 1983 commemorating 100 Locations to Conserve for the 21st Century. Under the theme of Preserving Nature and Places in Japan Forever, 79 printed photographs, including the First Prize, were selected from 4,961 competition entries submitted in the Print Category. For the Digital Category submitted online, 32 photographs, including the First Prize for Sony 4K Award and Sony Next Photographer Award (for photographers who are 30 years of age or less), were selected from 8,134 competition entries.
May the natural splendor of japan be re-discovered in the landscapes, flora, fauna, people at work and other directly expressed subject matter.
Kentaro Fukuda, Takayuki Maekawa, Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc
The All Japan Association of Photographic Societies Website
Review of Winning Works from the 37th Photo Contest Japanese Nature Scenes Worth Preserving Forever Photographer Kentaro Fukuda (In Japanese)
The scene inside Sony Imaging Gallery can be viewed online on the YouTube channel of the All Japan Association of Photographic Societies.