Savvy Tokyo Sakura Photo Contest 2023

My Sakura, My Way

By The Savvy Team
March 1, 2023

Submit your best sakura shots for the year for a chance to be featured on Savvy Tokyo, our official Instagram 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 annual Sakura Photo Contest for 2023.

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

  1. Follow our @SavvyTokyo Instagram page
  2. Post a photo to your Instagram account with the hashtag #savvysakura2023

You can submit as many photos as you wish.

What’s In It For You?

Savvy Sakura Prize© Photo by SavvyTokyo

Exposure, recognition and fun! You’ll get 15 minutes of fame (actually, eternal, since it will stay on Savvy forever!) and a fabulous prize if your photo is chosen as one of the top three. The best of the three will get also get a Starbucks gift card worth ¥3,000 too!

Our 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 usernames). Our favorite three photos from the 10 best entries will receive a special sakura-themed prize.

Contest Period

The contest is open from Mar. 1 to Apr. 24. The winning photos will be published on Savvy Tokyo by the end of April.

Terms & Conditions

  • The winning photos will be selected by Savvy Tokyo based on originality, creativity and quality.
  • It will be at Savvy Tokyo’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 direct message 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.

Savvy Tokyo will send the prize to a postal address specified by the winner. This address needs to be in Japan.

The prize photo in this article is for illustration purposes only. Actual products may differ at the time of shipping.

We look forward to seeing your amazing photos! #savvysakura2023

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