Savvy Tokyo Sakura Photo Contest 2017

My Sakura, My Way

By The Savvy Team
March 3, 2017

Submit your best sakura shots for the year for a chance to be featured on Savvy Tokyo and win a fabulous prize!

Before you know it, sakura season will hit Japan in full bloom. The parks will fill with people celebrating the start of spring and the hanami (flower viewing) festivities will saturate your social media feeds. But the cherry blossom season is also ephemeral. To capture the moment and celebrate all creativity captured on camera (and smartphone), Savvy Tokyo is proud to announce its first annual Sakura Photo Contest 2017.

The theme this year is “My Sakura, My Way.” Your photos could depict anything — from your interpretation of “the blossoms of happiness” or sakura with the family, to love under the cherry blossoms, sakura-themed sweets or anything else that celebrates sakura, families and women in Japan. Photos can be submitted from any prefecture in the country.

How To Submit Your Photos

You can get your treasured shots to us in a number of ways.

  • Send them via email to
  • Send them in a private message to our official Facebook account
  • Post them to your Instagram account with the hashtag #savvysakura2017
    (Make sure to use the same hashtag for subject lines when sending via email or Facebook)

Please include a short caption, photo title, location, date and your name (or nickname) with your photo. You can submit as many photos as you wish. 

What’s In It For You?

Exposure, recognition and fun! You’ll get 15 minutes of fame (actually, eternal, since it will stay on Savvy  f.o.r.e.v.e.r… ) and a fabulous prize from the Savvy team for taking the No. 1 photo.

The Savvy team of editors, photographers and designers will select the top 10 photos from the entries and publish them in an article on the site with the winners’ names (or nicknames) and links to their social media accounts or websites (if applicable). Our favorite photo from the 10 best entries will receive a special prize.  

Contest Period

The contest is open from Mar. 3 to Apr. 14. The winning photos will be published on Savvy Tokyo by the end of April.

Terms & Conditions

  • All photos must be original and taken in Japan in 2017
  • Applicants must hold copyright of the photo(s)
  • The winning photos will be selected by Savvy based on originality, creativity and photo quality
  • It will be at Savvy’s sole discretion to determine whether any eligibility requirement has or has not been met
  • We may require evidence or confirmation from entrants before publishing or awarding prizes.

The prize winner-elect must reply to Savvy Tokyo’s email within seven days to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within this period, we reserve the right to select an alternate prize winner.

By submitting your photos to this contest, you are automatically granting Savvy Tokyo the right to publish them on our website and official social media accounts for the sole purposes of this competition. Your photos will not be republished or used for any other purposes.

We look forward to seeing your amazing photos! #savvysakura2017

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