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The 2nd SMALL WORLDS Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Submit your entry with the hashtag

The deadline for submission is over.
Thank you for your submissions.

Announcement of award winners


Capture a small winter story in the photo and enter the contest!

The 2nd Photo Contest will be held in world’s largest miniature theme park SMALL WORLDS TOKYO which opened in June 2020.
The theme is “Winter Story”. Share the winter stories you find in the park.

Contest Theme

“Winter stories
found in SMALL WORLDS”

The holiday season finally came to the small world.
You can see it not only in miniatures, but also in the restaurant, tunnel and other places.
Please share the winter stories you find in SMALL WORLDS TOKYO.

How to submit your entry

on Twitter


Official Twitter!



SMALL WORLDS official account
on your best photos!


Add the hashtag
and post your photo!

Add a title (no more than 20 words) and a comment (no more than 50 words) to each work you post on Twitter!

  • *Be sure to read the submission requirements and notes before submitting your entry to the contest.
  • *Those who set their accounts to private cannot participate in the contest.

Photo Contest Flow

  • Submission Period
    December 23, 2020 (Wed.)
    ~ February 14, 2021 (Sun.)
    You can submit photos taken anytime.
  • Contacting winners
    February 19, 2021 (Fri.) tentativeWe will contact winners by sending them a direct message on Twitter.
  • Award Ceremony
    February 28, 2021 (Sun.) tentativeIn order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Award Ceremony was held online.
  • *We will inform winners directly on February 19, 2021 (Fri.).
  • *The winner of the Grand Prix and winners of awards in various categories will be announced at the Award Ceremony on February 28, 2021 (Sun.).


Grand Prix1 person
・Right to join Photography Club
・Figure Program with Resident Right (Annual Passport Plan)
・10 SMALL WORLDS TOKYO invitation tickets
・Photo exhibition in SMALL WORLDS TOKYO
Runner-up1 person
・Right to join Photography Club
・Figure Program with Resident Right (Annual Passport Plan)
・10 SMALL WORLDS TOKYO invitation tickets
・Photo exhibition in SMALL WORLDS TOKYO
SMALL WORLDS Photography Club AwardA few
・Right to join Photography Club
・Figure Program with Resident Right (Annual Passport Plan)
・10 SMALL WORLDS TOKYO invitation tickets
・Photo exhibition in SMALL WORLDS TOKYO
General AwardA few
・Right to join Photography Club
・10 SMALL WORLDS TOKYO invitation tickets
・Photo exhibition in SMALL WORLDS TOKYO

Announcement of award winners


  • Kanta Sato (GEKIDAN EXILE)



    Kanta Sato

    Born in 1996 in Fukuoka prefecture. He represented with LDH JAPAN. In 2015, he joined GEKIDAN EXILE.

    His filmography includes “Itazurana Kiss THE MOVIE” series (2016/2017), “Love and Lies” (2017), “DTC -Yukemuri Junjou Hen- from HiGH&LOW” (2018), “jam” (2018), “Run! T High School Basketball Club” (2018), “Family Story” (2018), “Bento Harassment” (2019), “The Sketch of Life” (2020), etc.
    He also played in the TV dramas such as “The Smartphone Guy” (2017/YTV), “Missions of Love” (2018/MBS/TBS), “THE DETECTIVE IS WAY AHEAD” (2018/YTV/NTV), “Chuzai Keiji” (2018/2020/TX), “Secret Unrequited Love” (2019/EX), Chinese web drama “SWEET TAI CHI” (2019), “Gourmet Detective Goro Akechi” (2020/NTV), etc.
    The movie “Hanataba Mitai na Koi wo Shita” and web drama “Himitsu no Ai-chan” featuring Kanta Sato will be released on January 29, 2021 and February 19, 2021 respectively.

  • Judges

    SMALL WORLDS TOKYO Photography Club Staff
    SMALL WORLDS Photography Club Members

Submission Requirements

  • ・Only photos posted within the submission period.
  • ・Japan residents (The recipients of prizes should have addresses in Japan.)
  • ・Those who can attend the Award Ceremony scheduled on February 28, 2021 (Sun.)
  • ・Twitter users with public accounts
  • ・Those who agree to the submission requirements
  • ・By submitting your entry (posting a photo), you are consenting to the submission requirements (including notes).
  • ・Everyone is welcome regardless of their photography experience, nationality, gender and age. Minors under 20 need consent from guardians before submitting their works for the contest.
    If minors under 20 submit their entries on the contest, we will assume that they gained the consent from guardians.
    *People involved in this contest cannot participate.

Notes about Works

  • ・You can use any photography equipment.
    *Please follow the rules of taking photos in the park.
  • ・Photo collages are not eligible for submission.
  • ・Still images cut out from videos are not eligible for submission.
  • ・You can post 5 photos at most using the same account and only one photo per post.
  • ・We accept works that have already been published elsewhere. But if you post photos which entered or will enter other contests, or photos which won prizes in the past, please check the submission rules of these photo contests.
  • ・You can submit works posted on your social media, blogs, etc., or works that have been submitted to the photo exhibitions without selections.
  • ・We accept only original works all the rights for which (including copyright) belong exclusively to the person submitting them.
    In particular, please note that using images from other sites, social media, blogs, etc. without permission may infringe copyrights and other rights.
  • ・One work can win only one prize.
  • ・Due to unavoidable circumstances, prizes may change without prior notice.
  • ・Submitted works may be exhibited at SMALL WORLDS TOKYO.

  • (Handling of personal information)
  • ・The personal information of participants will be used for announcements of winners, sending prizes, etc., and will not be used for any other purpose.
    In addition, the handling of personal information may be outsourced to an external third party within the scope of the above-mentioned purposes. In this case, personal information will be managed properly so as not to be leaked.

  • (Inquiries about the contest)
  • You can send your questions and inquiries by email.