Why not share your moments
that sparked excitement with us?

PHOTO CONTEST PHOTO CONTEST

March 23 (Mon), 2020 – September 30 (Thu), 2021* Entry period differs by theme

Please share with us your most exciting moments

Grand landscapes, fresh winds breeze by, the sound of rippling surfaces on the water
Each and every moment of thrill felt while cycling, fishing and rowing
It is not something only you can sense—but something shared by someone out overseas in a different country.
Why not share your photos from those moments that sparked excitement with people across the world?

photos from  moments that sparked excitement with people across the world * The photographs are for illustrative purposes only.
Entry process
Read thoroughly the “Application Requirements” and if you agree, click “Enter the PHOTO CONTEST” at the bottom of this page.
Please fill in the necessary items and upload your photo to post.
Click “Entry on the “Confirmation” page to complete application.
Awards
Shimano centennial novelty goods
Shimano centennial novelty goods will be presented to award winners.

Grand prize winners will be selected from among award winners. For them, Shimano’s anniversary photo book will be presented.

Send us photos aligned
with the theme

Themes for this session

Bonds
Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020

Bonds

Please tell us about a time you felt a strong bond while cycling, fishing, or rowing.
Encounter(cycling, fishing, rowing)
Mar. 23 – Jun. 30, 2020

Encounter
(cycling, fishing, rowing)

Please tell us how you came upon cycling, fishing, or rowing.
Nature(land, skies, sea)
Jul. 1 – Sep. 30, 2020

Nature
(land, skies, sea)

Of all places that you have visited in your life through cycling, fishing, or rowing, where have you found to be the most thrilling? Where was the most awe-inspiring place that you would like to take someone to?
Bonds
Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020

Bonds

Please tell us about a time you felt a strong bond while cycling, fishing, or rowing.
Lively movement
Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2021

Lively movement

Please tell us when your mind and body was exhilarated while cycling, fishing, or rowing.
Smiles
Apr. 1 – Jun. 30, 2021

Smiles

Please post photos of beautiful smiling faces while cycling, fishing, or rowing.
Free choice
Jul. 1 – Sep. 30, 2021

Free choice

Please freely share your experiences while cycling, fishing, or rowing. It can be anything that sparked you!

Mar. 23 – Jun. 30, 2020

Encounter (cycling, fishing, rowing)

KEN
Maru
Shimano Stapo
YUKI
まあこ
Jul. 1 – Sep. 30, 2020

Nature (land, skies, sea)

kang Jac ka
いっちゃん
こうちゃん
ぽせいどん
oinari
Tap the photos to see the details.

Application Requirements

Please read thoroughly
before entering the photo contest.

How to Enter

By submitting an entry, each entrant acknowledges that he or she has read and understands these Application Requirements and agrees to the rules of the photo contest.

To enter the photo contest, submit your photograph(s) and provide the required information in the entry form on this website.
*Entries are only accepted through this website and will not be accepted in any other manner.
*Entries will be accepted only within the time periods listed below for each theme.

Entry Themes and Time Periods
(Japanese Standard Time)
Themes
Time Periods
Encounter (cycling, fishing and rowing)
March 23th, 2020
to June 30th, 2020
Nature (earth, sky and ocean)
July 1st, 2020
to September 30th, 2020
Bonds
October 1st, 2020
to December 31th, 2020
Lively movement
January 1st, 2021
to March 31th, 2021
Smiles
April 1st, 2021
to June 30th, 2021
Free choice
July 1st, 2021
to September 30th, 2021
Eligibility

The photo contest is open to entrants from around the world, except where prohibited by law.

In order for entrants under 18 years of age or under the legal age of majority in the entrant’s jurisdiction (“children”) to enter the photo contest, the entrant must review these Application Requirements with the entrant’s parent or guardian, and the entrant’s parent or guardian must acknowledge that he or she understands and agrees to these Application Requirements. If the entrant’s parent or guardian does not agree to these Application Requirements in their entirety, then the entrant is not permitted to enter this contest and must not submit an entry. Any entries submitted by children without consent from their parent or guardian will be considered ineligible.

The contest is not open to employees of SHIMANO INC. or its subsidiaries.

Photo Entries
  • A photo from a moment that sparked excitement while cycling, fishing, or rowing
    (please refer to “Entry Themes and Time Periods”)
  • Entries from any type of photographic device, including smartphones, will be accepted.
  • Images that have been retouched by using camera apps, photo editing apps, other software, etc., will be accepted.
  • File size: individual files of up to 5MB of data per photograph will be accepted.
  • File format (recommended): jpeg, png or gif.
  • There is no limit to the number of photographs each entrant may submit.
  • Entries are limited to original works that have not previously been displayed or exhibited and for which the entrant holds all applicable rights.
  • Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work are ineligible for submission.
  • Once submitted, entries will not be returned to entrants under any circumstances.
Prizes

Thirty-five prizes will be awarded, as follows:

Grand Prize:
Number of prizes: 5; 5 winners, chosen from among the second prize winners by the judges as described below.
Prize details: “Shimano 100 Works” (a photo book for cerebrating SHIMANO 100th anniversary)
Approximate retail value: $100

Second Prize:
Number of prizes: 30; 5 winners per theme category, chosen by the judges as described below.
Prize details: Shimano centennial novelty goods
Approximate retail value: $10

All prizes will be awarded unless an insufficient number of eligible entries for each theme category are received.

Odds of winning each prize will depend on the number of total eligible entries received for each theme category.

*Rewards
Some submitted works will be displayed on this website during the following time period:
April 1, 2020 to March 22, 2022.

Judging

Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the theme prompt, and overall impact.

Shimano Inc. 100th Anniversary Photo Contest Secretariat will judge the eligible submissions and select one Grand Prize winner and five Second Prize winners for each of the themes listed above.

Please note that no response will be given to any inquiries, complaints, or objections regarding the judges' decisions.

Announcement
of the results

The winners for each theme will be announced one month following the last day of each time period listed above.

The winners will be notified via email.

To request a list of all winners of the photo contest, you may send a request from the contact form after March 22, 2022.

Entrant’s Rights
Although entrants retain the copyright and other equivalent rights to their entries, SHIMANO retains the entry rights listed below under “SHIMANO’s Rights".
SHIMANO’s Rights
  • SHIMANO and its subsidiaries (“SHIMANO group”) have the following rights, without charge, all over the world, except where prohibited by law.
  • Using (including display, transmit, print, copy, adaptation, distribution and translation) submitted works (including entrant’s nickname, photographing place, photographing date and entrant’s comment) for implement and public relations of the photo contest (including distribution of works on SNS).
  • With the objective of accomplishing the goals outlined in the above clause, SHIMANO group may display submitted works in whole or in part on the websites or public social networking service accounts under its administration, with the addition of graphical effects, sound effects, or music.
  • Entrants agree not to exercise moral rights concerning the use of submitted works by SHIMANO group.
Data Protection

SHIMANO group respects the privacy of personal information.

SHIMANO group processes personal information according to its “Privacy Policy”, found here:
https://www.shimano.com/en/privacypolicy.html

Entrants are requested to familiarize themselves with the "Data Protection Notice".

Responsibility
  • Although entries are handled with care, SHIMANO will not bear responsibility for accidents, damage, loss, or other problems that occur during data transfer.
  • SHIMANO will not bear responsibility for entrant damages, etc. arising from or related to circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to network failure, computer viruses, or unauthorized access to its servers.
  • SHIMANO will not bear responsibility for damages or other harm suffered by entrants as a result of their participation in the contest.
  • Entrants are required to obtain the prior permission and consent of the persons who are portrayed in their works or who hold the copyright or other intellectual property rights to the works or the items portrayed therein.
  • Entrants agree to fully indemnify SHIMANO and bear all responsibility for any Third-party complaints or objections concerning copyright or other intellectual-property-right infringement or damages arising from submitted works.
  • The above limitations also apply to the responsibilities borne by SHIMANO as well as the judges and third parties participating in the contest in cooperation with SHIMANO.
Other Disclaimers
  • Entering the contest constitutes agreement to the terms and conditions stated in these Application Requirements.
  • Entrants shall bear all costs incurred by entering the contest.
  • Entries that in the judgment of SHIMANO do not conform to these Application Requirements or violation of public order and morality will be disqualified. Entrants will not be notified in this event.
  • SHIMANO reserves the right to disallow entries that depict brand logos or other intellectual property, whether on neon signs, posters, or in other forms, or that in its judgment are harmful to public order, violate standards of decency, or are contrary to the goals of the contest.
  • Entries and the persons depicted therein are restricted to works for which the entrant holds the copyright or for which the entrant has received the prior usage permission of the right holder.
  • Before submitting a work, the entrant is responsible for taking all steps necessary to protect the right of publicity and other rights of persons depicted in the work, including but not limited to obtaining their permission, to avoid any problems related to the infringement of these rights.
  • Entrants are responsible for the resolution of any legal issues arising from their submitted works and agree to pay any costs thereby incurred.
  • If a winner is found to be disqualified after a prize is awarded, the award may be revoked and the entrant required to return the prize, at SHIMANO’s discretion.
  • Please note that SHIMANO may elect to suspend or postpone receipt of any or all entries if in its judgment the contest cannot be run smoothly, securely, or without affecting the fairness of the judging due to circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to network failure, computer viruses, or unauthorized access to its servers.
  • Entrants must hold all applicable rights to the final image, including any retouching or other image processing.
  • These Application Requirements will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan.
  • Any disputes between entrants and SHIMANO will be referred to the Osaka District Court as the court of first instance having exclusive jurisdiction.
  • The Japanese language shall be the controlling language of this Application Requirements. Any translation of this Terms is prepared pursuant to local requirements, and in the event of conflict or inconsistency between the English version and such translation, the English version shall prevail.
Organizer
SHIMANO INC. (“SHIMANO”)
3-77 Oimatsu-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka 590-8577, Japan
Contact
Contact details for inquiries
Shimano Inc. 100th Anniversary Photo Contest Secretariat
Contact form

Revision history
13th March, 2020