Hurray! Hurray! 2020 Video Contest

This FY2017 Research Project for Promoting the Basic Policy for the Olympic and Paralympic Games was commissioned by the Cabinet Secretariat Headquarters of Japan for the Promotion of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Contest overview

The "Hurray! Hurray! 2020" Video Contest was held in the aim of discovering and delivering wonderful activity and creativity of the new generation as well as traditional one towards 2020.

The contest started on August 29 and ended on October 20, 2017.
We held 3 categories in this contest; “Performance category”, “Creative video category”, and “Quick message video category”. The video theme for these 3 categories was “what you are passionate about or what you want to popularize now, as we get closer to 2020”.

A total of 329 videos featuring such as music, dance, sports, art, traditional handicrafts, and animation gathered from all over Japan and the world.

After careful consideration, the panel of judges decided to award prizes to 16 videos.
Congratulations to the winners!
Also, thank you very much for all of the applicants and audience of the "Hurray! Hurray! 2020" Video Contest.

Contest entries close

October 20, 2017 (Fri) at noon(Japan Standard Time)

The application period has ended. Thank you for your application!

Click for the gold award video!

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How to entry

  • If you have a YouTube or niconico account, you can enter the contest by uploading your video to your own account.
  • If you don't have an account on either site, you can upload your video directly by using the video submission form.
  • Your video must be between 10 seconds and 10 minutes. Smartphone videos are welcome!
  • Contest participants can be any age, gender, or nationality. Pros and amateurs are both welcome. You don't even have to live in Japan! If you are sending us a film from overseas, please include your message for Japan as we gear up for 2020. Minors must get parental permission.
  • Note that all emblems, logos, terms, names, and other intellectual property associated with the Olympic and Paralympic Games is protected by trademark laws, unfair competition laws, copyright laws, and other legislation in Japan.
    Submitted videos may not make use of the following intellectual property rights or any Olympic/Paralympic images. For more information, click the link below.
    Official website of The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
    (Brand protection for Games-related intellectual property)

Selection process and showing

Winning entries will be given an award and shown in a movie theater!
We also plan to show some of the quick message videos as well!

The judges will pick one video to receive a gold, silver, and bronze award from both the performance and creative video categories. Videos will also be selected for special mention.
Winners will be announced on this website in early December.
The winner individuals and/or groups will be presented with their awards and have their contest submissions shown at a theater in Tokyo on Friday, December 15, starting at 7 PM. The judges are also scheduled to attend the showing.
A compilation of the quick messages we receive from everyone will also be shown at the event, so don't miss out on the fun!


  • Shingo Fujimori of Oriental Radio(comedian)

    Shingo Fujimori
    of Oriental Radio


    Shingo Fujimori was born in Nagano Prefecture in 1983. He is popularly known for his chara-otokoplayboy character as part of the comedy duo Oriental Radio. He is also a member of the dance and vocal group Radio Fish. Fujimori also made headlines for his collaborative work with Daichi Miura at AsiaProgress 2017 and his appearance at the 2016 NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen [Year-end Song Festival].

  • GIMICO(prosthetic leg model)


    (prosthetic leg model)

    Gimico was born in Gunma Prefecture. She got her first break when modeling a prosthetic leg designed by Mika Ninagawa for a collaborative medical and art exhibit at the Mori Art Museum. Since then, her edgy look has secured her a place in numerous other works. She is also well-known abroad, her story given in-depth coverage on a popular French TV program, for example. Gimico made an appearance at the flag handover ceremony during the closing ceremonies for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

  • Shinichiro Inoue(Representative Director of Kadokawa Corporation)

    Shinichiro Inoue

    (Representative Director of Kadokawa Corporation)

    Shinichiro Inoue was born in Tokyo in 1959. He worked in various capacities, including as founding editor-in-chief for the Monthly Shonen Ace manga magazine, before taking charge of Kadokawa's entire content business, from printed materials to film. His recent productions include Sadako vs. Kayako (2016), Satoshi no Seishun [Satoshi: A Movie for Tomorrow] (2016), and Namiya Zakkaten no Kiseki [Miracles of the Namiya General Store] (scheduled for release on September 23).