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Nikon International Photo Contest 2017

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The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike. The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images. Nikon 100 Anniv. Prize is 500,000 yen in cash. But there are different award available and each award amount varies.

Nikon has maintained an unwavering commitment to the study of light with the corporate philosophy, “Trustworthiness and Creativity”.

Eligibility:

  • The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender or nationality.
  • Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.
  • The contest is not open to employees of Nikon (the “organizer”) or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

How to Apply:

  • You can apply on-line through the given link: http://entry.nikon-photocontest.com/
  • All categories in photography and video will accept entries from any digital device, including smartphones except for Nikon 100th Anniversary Award. Furthermore, we will broaden the accepted length of video from 6 to 180 seconds.

Nikon 100th Anniversary Award

  1. Theme: “Celebration”
  2. Entry format: single photo
  3. Limited to Nikon equipment
  4. No age restriction

Next Generation Award:

  1. Theme: “The Future”
  2. Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
  3. Any equipment can be used
  4. Entrants must be under the age of 30

THE OPEN Award

  1. Theme: “The Future”
  2. Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
  3. Any equipment can be used
  4. No age restriction

Submission Guidelines

Photo Entries

  • Image data files created with any digital device including smartphones, digital still cameras (including medium and large-format cameras).
  • Images that have been retouched using software or by other means will be accepted. Retouched photography using a camera app or photo editing app is also accepted.
  • Both color and monochrome images will be accepted.
  • File size: up to 20 MB of image data per work
  • File format: JPEG/150 dpi recommended
  • The standard color space for the judging process is sRGB.

Video Entries

  • A video work comprising video footage and/or still images with a length of 6 to 180 seconds.
  • Any video-recording device may be used.
  • 360° videos are restricted to edited works that do not rely upon a 360° video playback device or application for viewing.
  • File size: up to 400 MB of video data at the time of submission per work. File format: MOV or MP4.
  • Any music used for the submitted work must not violate the copyrights of any third party.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Nikon 100 Anniv. Prize (No. of Awards: 1)

  • 500,000 yen in cash
  • Nikon D5
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Grand Prize (No. of Awards: 1)

  • Nikon D5
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Award for the most popular entry (No. of Awards: 1)

  • Nikon D810
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

1st Prize (No. of Awards: 1 per category/format, total 7)

  • Nikon D810
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

2nd Prize (No. of Awards: 3 per category/format, total 21)

  • Nikon D500
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

3rd Prize (No. of Awards: 5 per category/format, total 35)

  • Nikon D5500
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Ⅱ

Rewards

  • Displayd on Nikon Photo Contest Web Gallery
  • Displayd on Nikon Photo Contest official Facebook
  • Displayd on Nikon Photo Contest official Instagram
  • Exhibition at venues managed by Nikon

Application Deadline:

Monday, Opens October

Link for More Information:

http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/

Contact Information:

For the question, you can consult to Nikon Photo Contest Office Inquiries Desk at:
support-at-entry.nikon-photocontest.com

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