Grand prize winner "Water Station" by Kazuhiro Nagai. Click photo to enlarge.
On Dec. 11 the judging committee for the "2010 Ageo City Half Marathon Photo Contest" at the Ageo Municipal Cultural Center announced the contest's winners in the open and elementary/junior high school divisions.
106 submissions were received in the open category, in which local photographers were invited to document the Nov. 21 half marathon race beginning and ending at Ageo Sports Park Stadium. Kawaguchi resident Kazuhiro Nagai won the grand prize for his submission "Water Station."
31 submissions were received in the elementary and junior high school division, which carried the theme, "Friends and Family on the Run." Takuma Kawakami won for his picture, "Last Kick Before the Finish."
The winners will be presented with their awards at Ageo City Hall on Dec. 18 at 10:00 a.m. The top submissions to the contest will be on display in the first floor public gallery in Ageo City Hall from Dec. 14-24.