JET Programme Video Contest 2017

Held as part of the JET Programme 30th anniversary commemorations, the ‘JET Programme Video Contest’ was first held from October 2015 to August 2016 to showcase the hidden charms of Japan’s local communities as seen through the eyes of current and former JET participants. It resonated with the JET community and garnered 107 submissions over the ‘Spring/Summer’ and ‘Fall/Winter’ periods. As a result of this success, CLAIR held the contest again in 2017 to continue promoting communities that utilise the JET Programme.

The videos submitted in 2017 were judged by a panel of experts on 14 February, 2018, and eight award winners were chosen.

View award-winning videos:

View all entries on the main contest page:

Award-Winning Submissions
Submitted Video Title
First Prize Ie: Beyond the Shoreline Daeyna Jackson Ie Village,
Okinawa Prefecture
Runner Up 青森で暮らすということは
(Life in Aomori)
Sooyoung Park Aomori Prefecture South Korea
Runner Up Izu is Beautiful Dana Nyberg Nishiizu Town,
Shizuoka Prefecture
Best Idea Award Kakinoura Elayna Snyder Ainan Town,
Ehime Prefecture
PR Award 私が過ごした江戸川区の夏
(My Summer in Edogawa Ward)
Rebecca Smith Tokyo USA
Challenge Award Kaminoyama’s
Kasedori Festival
Di Martino
Kaminoyama City,
Yamagata Prefecture
JET Award “A New Me” In Sendai-Shi Roley Leyson Sendai City Canada
Spirit Award 富岡駅、再び。
(Tomioka Station, Once Again)
Quanyi Xu Fukushima Prefecture China