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Kobe PR Ambassador #MyKobeSeasons photo contest

To commemorate the start of the new Kobe PR Ambassadors Instagram account, we are holding the #MyKobeSeasons Instagram Photo Contest from Wednesday 1st November –  Sunday 31st December 2017!

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Visited Kobe in the past year? Follow @kobe_pra on Instagram, and tag your best seasonal photos of Kobe taken in 2017 with #MyKobeSeasons and one of either #Spring, #Summer, #Autumn (#Fall) or #Winter to be in with a chance to win some great Kobe-related prizes!

There will be one gold prize and two silver prizes per season, with winners chosen by the Kobe PR Ambassadors:

Gold prizes:


– Kobe Photo Collection (not available to buy)
– Kobe Tartan fan
– Kobe PR Ambassadors tote bag
– Darjeeling tea in a Kobe tin
– Kobe letter paper and mechanical pencil
– Kobe Port 150th Anniversary towel and clear file
– BE KOBE stickers and badge

Silver prizes:


– Kobe Tartan handkerchief
– Darjeeling tea in a Kobe tin
– Kobe letter paper and mechanical pencil
– Kobe Port 150th Anniversary towel and clear file
– BE KOBE stickers and badge

Make sure to read below, and the full terms and conditions before entering, and good luck!


The Kobe I love, through the seasons

Eligible photographs
Photos taken from 1st January – 31st December 2017 which show the beauty of Kobe through the four seasons

Who can apply
People who do not hold Japanese citizenship. Entries accepted from/prizes sent to anywhere in the world

How to apply
Entries will be accepted via the Instagram application.
(1) Follow the @kobe_pra account on Instagram
(2) Tag your photograph of Kobe with #mykobeseasons and one of either #spring, #summer, #autumn (#fall), or #winter
※You must read the terms and conditions before entering.

Rules for applications
・You may apply as many times as you like.
・Please only add one photograph to each post. If more than one photograph is included in a post, only the first photograph will be considered.
・Only entries on public accounts will be considered.
・Posts without the #mykobeseasons hashtag and one of either #spring, #summer, #autumn/#fall, or #winter hashtags; or posts with hashtags for more than one season will not be considered.
・Composite photographs will not be permitted.
・Only photographs taken in 2017 are permitted.

Application period
Wednesday 1st November – Sunday 31st December 2017

Selection and notification of winning entries
One gold prize and two silver prize winners will be selected for each season, and they will receive a selection of Kobe-related prizes.
Winners will be contacted in January via Instagram direct message. Winners will be asked to provide their name, address, nationality, and to send the photograph data. Please do not delete the original photograph.
If a winner does not reply within a week of being contacted, their prize will be forfeited.

Handling of personal information
Personal information such as applicants’ names, addresses, etc. will be used only for the purposes of this contest (notification to prize winners, shipment of prizes etc.). We will ask for permission to include winners’ name/nationality when announcing the winning entries.

Other points to note
① Entries must be the work of the applicant.
② Entries that infringe rights such as copyrights and portrait rights of third parties, are offensive or slanderous, or which profit particular individuals and groups are not permitted. If discovered after judging, any prizes rewarded will be revoked.
③ If a prizewinner is found to have provided a false nationality, any prizes rewarded will be revoked.
④ Kobe City reserves the right to use any entries. Entries may be used in newspapers, magazines, on television, websites, social media, leaflets, etc. as part of publicity activities conducted by Kobe City.

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