The Ueno Hikoma Awards

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The 8th annual Ueno Hikoma Awards, a photography contest organized by the Kyushu Sangyo University aims to discover and nurture young photographers. This year, it saw 1758 works in the adults section and 2309 entries in the high school/junior high school section. [via TAB]

The winning works can be found here. Fantastic stuff.