My Hometown Photo Contest Announcement

We are here to announce that we are going to hold My Hometown Photo Contest! Show off the charm of your hometown!
※Please continue to strictly follow COVID-19 etiquette in order to prevent the spread of infection.

WheeLog! is the organization that aims to make the society where wheelchair users do not have to give up to travel. 

We, in fact, offer the crowdsourcing map app that wheelchair users can share the information of accessibility hoping to motivate them to travel more.

2020 was a “stay home year.” 

You may have got some more chances to explore your hometown and find its charm. 

Why don’t you share them and make someone, even wheelchair users, feel like they want to visit your hometown?


“My Hometown” -A Proud Picture of My Hometown-

What To Do

We would like you to snap a photo of your favorite landmark, restaurant, foods, things, or special place somewhere around your town and post them on your Instagram with #wheelog_hometown. The photo may include people or pets if you’d like. Please introduce the appeals of your hometown!

Application Period

Contest begins January 11, 2021 and ends February 28, 2021. 

Enter as many times as you would like by that time.

Winners Announcement

15 Winners will be selected.

・10 out of them will be selected based on the number of likes for their posts on

    instagram. Their photo will be shared on the WheeLog official instagram page.

・5 out of them will be selected by the board members of WheeLog 

    as special recognition awards. 

    Yuriko Oda (CEO), Fumihito Ito (CTO), Ory Yoshihuji (CKO), Johnson (Moderator),

    and the management committee will choose a winner for each.

We are going to announce winners on March 7, 2021 on our official instagram accounts ( and @wheelogfromjapan). 

Then, we will contact winners by sending direct messages individually later.

Please reply to it within two weeks with the necessary information to receive a prize.

If there are no responses, we will consider that you decline the prize.


All the 15 winners will be given our original key ring for each.
*The design of key rings will be randomly assigned from 9 kinds, so wait until you see it! The key rings are all rare items as their productions are limited to 100.

In addition, each winner of the special recognition awards (except the one by the management committee) will be given a congratulations message from the judge.


Make sure you are following our official instagram account and/or @wheelogfromjapan.

Upload your photo(s) to instagram using the hashtag #wheelog_hometown. 

Enter as many times as you would like.

Example Post

#wheelog_hometown #kikuseidai #thetop3nightviewsinjapan #thereisabump
I enjoyed a beautiful night view at Kikuseidai near Sannomiya station in Kobe.

Contest Rules

・The contest is open to any professional or non-professional photographer.
・Photographs must be taken by participants, and the property of a third party is not eligible. 

・Contestants must own all right to the photographs submitted, and releases for the photographs submitted are the contestant’s responsibility.

・There is a possibility that we use winning photographs for some of our productions at no cost.

・If a photograph(s) submitted contains any material that belongs to a third party or infringe upon the rights of others, the producers must obtain permission for the use of that material. 

・if a photograph(s) submitted contains any material that belongs to a third party or infringe upon the rights of others, the producers must bear the blame for what they have done. Wheelog! do not take responsibility.

・A photograph(s) which infringe upon the rights or privacy of others or contrary to public order can not be submitted. Violators will be removed from the contest and stripped of any prize(s).

・In the event that any dispute arises with a third party due to the use of the photographs submitted, the relevant contestant shall resolve the same at his/her own responsibility and expense, and Wheelog! will not bear any liability whatsoever.


・The photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or anything that constitutes copyright infringement.

・The photo must not be a promotion of brand names or trademarks.

・The photo must not contain content that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.

・The photo must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

・The photo must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where Photo was created.

・The photos which have already been submitted in the other contests or exhibitions can not be submitted.

・A photograph(s) which is contrary to public order or Instagram’s terms of use can not be submitted.

・Any other acts equivalent to the one stated above

Disclaimer and Others

・Instagram does not involve in our photo contest. 

・Contestants bear all the expenses for applying to the contest including internet access fee. 

・If you have any questions regarding smartphone settings, please contact the mobile phone operator. 

・For any loss, liabilities, and the expenses, the relevant contestant shall resolve them at his/her own responsibility and expense, and Wheelog! will not bear any liability whatsoever. 

・Although we provide service and information with great care, We do not guarantee its accuracy, usability, and integrity.

Deal With Personal Information

We will use personal data only for the contest.