By Antonela Pounder
on December 27, 2023 10:00am

To celebrate 16 million active users on DEATH STRANDING, our friends at KOJIMA PRODCUTIONS have launched a special Photo Mode campaign that will run for a year (December 2023 to November 2024).

Each month, entries will be accepted according to the theme of each month, and the 10 best photos will be selected. Out of those selected 10, KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS staff will vote for one “Photo of the Month” winner.

The 12 photos of the monthly winners will be used as the cover for each month on the 2025 KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS calendar. This calendar will be sent to the Photo of the Month winners as a prize.

Campaign Details

Campaign dates: from December 16, 2023 〜 until November 30, 2024

December’s Theme: Rainbow
Submission period: December 16, 2023 〜 January 5, 2024
Photo of the Month winner announcement: 11th of January

January’s Theme: Snowy Mountain
Submission period: January 10, 2024 〜 January 25, 2024
Photo of the Month winner announcement: 30th of January

Themes for February and other months will be announced later on our website.

Campaign Rules

The following rules will apply for this Photo Mode campaign.

・Please turn off the UI when taking your picture (Photo Mode menu settings).
・Do not use frames and logos when taking your picture (Photo Mode menu settings).
・Do not use other apps to edit the pictures other than the ones in the game’s Photo Mode.
・Please submit your own photos(Submission will be invalid if you apply using other people’s pictures).
・If you are capturing it vertically (i.e. portrait), go to the Roll menu and change the settings to tilt it 90° or -90° beforehand.
・We recommend an aspect ratio of 16:9 (9:16 if vertical).
・The works selected in the top 10 and Photo of the Month may be used on KOJIMA PRODUCTION’s website or social media.
・Please save the image data.

Keep in mind that for the purpose of printing out the calendar, we may ask that you provide the original file. (Image files are compressed when uploaded to social media)

Sample Photo


The winner of Photo of the Month will receive a KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS 2025 original calendar (1 person per month, total of 12 people).

This calendar will become a novelty item that includes each month’s Photo of the Month entries (Shipping is scheduled for January 2025).

How to Apply

Follow our social channel(s) from which you wish to apply from:

・If applying from X, follow @KOJIPRO_EN
・If applying from Instagram, follow @kojipro2015_official

Capture using Photo Mode that fits the theme

・The theme for December is “Rainbow”

Post your photo on your X or Instagram account with the corresponding hashtag for each month, and you’re done!

・The hashtag for December is #DSPhotomodeCP_Dec #DeathStranding

KJP staff will vote for the “Photo of the Month”

Please check the schedule of each month for the announcement timing of the top 10 photos, which will be announced on this page as well as our social channels.



・You must be 18 or older to participate in this campaign.
・ If you change or delete your X (formerly Twitter) /Instagram account name, your right to win will be voided.
・ This campaign is not provided or sponsored by X/Instagram Corp. (formerly Twitter)
・ Participants shall comply with the terms of use set forth by X/Meta Corp. and shall participate in this campaign at their own risk. Please note that we are not responsible for any account restrictions or bans resulting from participating in this campaign.
・ Please note that this campaign may be cancelled or the contents or prizes may change without prior notice.
・We cannot answer any inquires regarding the status of entries or voting results.
・The right to win and prizes are the sole property of the winner and may not be transferred, resold, or redeemed for cash to family, friends, or others.
・Only one prize can be sent to the same address.
・If you do not register your shipping address information or the information provided is insufficient, your right to win will be voided.
・There may be delays in shipment due to delivery destinations, logistical issues, weather conditions, not being present during delivery, etc.
・If the prize cannot be delivered to unknown address issues, long-term absences etc., your right to win may be voided.
・Internet communication and connection fees are the parrticipants’ responsibilities. We are not responsible for any connectivity issues that may occur.