The Winners of the Gion Project Contest are:
Judges said: "The profoundness of the black and white image is excellent in that it conjures up the good old days in Gion and depicts the stillness of night." 
Judges said: "The twilight and the image reflected in the water represent the quiet atmosphere of Gion in an aesthetic manner."
Judges said: "This maiko girl at the Gion Summer Festival looks so charming from behind."

Winners have to contact inworld Artotem Tolsen or Sammy Biddle in order to claim the prizes.

Beside the excellent winners, there are other awesome works that caught the eyes of the Gion jury.
Following are these cool Runners-up 




The GION Project is a beautiful scenic SIM that closely reflects the traditional Gion district found in Kyoto, Japan.
The Gion Project and Koinup are pleased to announce the Second Life GION Project Portrait Contest.

Contestants are asked to photograph their favorite model in this traditional Japanese SIM.
Teleport in the GION island now!

Grab a Widget of the Contest and display it on your Blog!

Here are the latest entries.


  • Submission will start on July, 9 and will end on July, 30.
  • In order to take part in this contest, you must have an account on Koinup. Registration is free and takes only a few seconds.
  • Portraits must be taken in the GION Project SIM.
  • Tag the entry of each portrait with
  • Photographs that are already posted on the Koinup website are not acceptable.
  • Each participant can submit up to three portraits.
  • Entries must remain on Koinup after the end of the contest.
  • Entering the contest implies the acceptance of these rules.


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Prizes and Winners

Three winners will be chosen.
The winners will be announced on this page and the website of the GION Project  on August 5.

Each of three winners will receive L$7,000.

Artotem Tolsen
Shoji Kumaki
Gee Nakamura
Ramona Forcella
Sammy Biddle¡¡

Gion Project by Sammy Biddle
Artotems Co. 

For info, contact inworld Artotem Tolsen

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