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JET Programme Video Contest

JET Programme Video Contest

About the JET Programme Video Contest 2017

Created 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, we held the contest again in 2017 to continue promoting communities that utilise the JET Programme.

In 2017, 38 videos were submitted by current and former participants from 11 countries, representing 26 Japanese locales. The videos were judged by a panel of experts on 14 February, 2018, and eight award winners were chosen. The award-winning videos are shown below.

First Prize

Ie: Beyond the Shoreline
Daeyna Jackson (Okinawa Prefecture) Jamaica

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 (Shizuoka Prefecture) USA

Best Idea Award

Elayna Snyder (Ehime Prefecture) USA

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
Giuseppe Di Martino (Yamagata Prefecture) USA

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

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