2022 Kyara Onigiri Photo Contest

THEME: Kyara Onigiri (Character Onigiri)

Please submit photos of the Kyara Onigiri (Character Onigiri) you’ve made and show your commitment and enthusiasm for it through your comments. The photo, the comment and the number of likes will be the criteria for judging.

February 1, 2022 – February 22, 2022, 12:00pm

Winning Photos

Prizes awarded in the following three categories;

Most-liked on Instagram(1 person)
Prize: Koshihikari (Japanese Rice) 1kg + Onigiri ingredients


Having-fun Chef(1 person)
Prize: Koshihikari (Japanese Rice) 1kg + Onigiri ingredients


Too cute to eat(1 person)
Prize: Koshihikari (Japanese Rice) 1kg + Onigiri ingredients


*Please note prizes are subject to change.

How to make Onigiri

Never made Onigiri? No problems!
Please see the instruction video below. Make Onigiri and make it more colourful with your ideas!!


(1) Follow “@meljpsummerfest” on Instagram.
(2) Post your photo with the hashtag “#mjsf2022onigiri” and leave a comment.
Pictures without comments are considered invalid.


  • All entries must be taken by the participants.

  • If your account is set to private in the privacy settings of your Instagram account, your Instagram photos will not be shown to anyone except those who have approved them. In that case, please follow @meljpsummerfest and approve any follow requests from @meljpsummerfest.
  • The photos submitted for this contest may be featured on the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2022 website and SNS. Please note that we will not notify you individually in such cases.

  • Please note that entries may be reposted on partner social media accounts.

  • By entering the contest, you have read and agree to terms and conditions.

  • The photo contest is open to all Australian residents.


  • Winners will be selected through a strict screening process.

  • Candidates will be contacted via Instagram direct message from the @meljpsummerfest account.

  • After receiving the notification, kindly follow the instructions and contact us within the time period. Otherwise, you won’t get your prize.

  • After the winners are selected, the winning entries and usernames will be published on Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2022 website.

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