Home-Start Photo Contest

Let us express and share Home-Start friendship together by photo !

This photo contest is planned to express and share how friendly Home-Start family support is and how it creates positive changes amongst the families and volunteers in the world. As the hosting country of HS worldwide global conference 2017, we hope to raise the visibility of Home-Start all over Japan, Asia and the world with the collaboration of our HS friends in 22 countries.

Families supported by Home-Start often say, “I’m sure many more families must be needing the support that Home-Start provides. I truly hope that more people have a chance to know about Home-Start.” To reach more families and get more volunteers and donors involved, we need to take more actions.

We have prepared an application form on the website to welcome the photos from your country. Please see the guideline below.
The photos from the various countries will show parenting is not always easy but worthy of support for every child’s future. We are looking forward to seeing your applications.

Home-Start Japan
Home-Start Worldwide Global Conference 2017 Organizing Committee

Application guidelines

1) Period:     Sep. 1st (Fri) – Oct. 19th (Thu), 2017
2) Theme:     “Investing in Children! for a happy start in life for every child”
Please send as many photographs as you wish which express Home-Start Friendship amongst families, volunteers or HS local scheme’s staff.

– A scene of Home-Start activity (staying at home, going out together etc.)
– HS people: families, volunteers, trustees and coordinators
– Showing the message board to express what HS is about!

3) How to apply

The application form has been closed. Thank you very much for a lot of photos.

Please note:
– The photos submitted are to be displayed in the Open Event for Home-Start Worldwide Global Conference 2017 on Nov. 7th at the United Nation University at Tokyo. Home-Start Japan will include the photos in its website and event report, too.
– If your photos include the faces of others, it is your responsibility to get their permission beforehand.
– Any photos infringing the privacy of others or violating laws and ordinances including child safeguarding are not allowed.
– The copyright of the entry belongs to the photographer. In order to introduce and promote Home-Start in the communities, Home-Start countries and any HS local scheme can use the photos in their homepage or leaflets for free.

4) Award
We have three awards in this contest. The result will be announced in the Home-Start Worldwide Global Conference 2017 Friendship Morning on November 7.

– Home-Start Best Shot Award (Most Excellent award) for 1 person (certificate & prize)
– Home-Start Friendship Award (Excellent award) for 5 persons (certificate & prize)
– Home-Start Worldwide Award (Special award) for 1 person (certificate & prize)


Sponsored by Miki-House(Left),     Mo-House(Right)

Selection process
– Most Excellent award: Selected amongst 5 excellent award photos by the vote of the attendants of the Home-Start Open Event on November 7
– Excellent award: Home-Start Japan Board members and HSW-GC organizing committee members
– Special award: Home-Start Worldwide Board members

Organized by Home-Start Japan
Home-Start Worldwide Global Conference 2017 Tokyo Organizing Committee
3-10-1-237, Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo ZIP169-0072
TEL : 81-3-5287-5771   
FAX: 81-3-5287-5770