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Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019

CALL FOR ENTRY: Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the 37th edtion of Nikon Photo Contest for 2018-2019, one of the world’s largest international photography competition to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike.


• About •

Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019, organised by Nikon Corporation is now open for entries in its 37th edition. This is one of the world’s largest international photography competition dedicate to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike.

It has been almost 50 years since the first Contest was held in 1969, and over its long history, photographers from around the world have participated and shown their support for it. To date, more than 410,000 photographers have submitted over 1.62 million photographic works to the Contest, making it a truly international event.

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.

Entry categories include:

1.Open Award

Theme: Change
Entry format: single photo, photo story (2 to 5 images)
Any equipment can be used.
No age restrictions

2.Next Generation Award

Theme: Identity
Entry format: single photo, photo story (2 to 5 images)
Any equipment can be used.
To participate in this category entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of the entry deadline.

3.Short Film Award

Theme: Hope
Entry format: video
Any equipment can be used, but the video must be 6 to 180 seconds long.
No age restrictions

Submission requirments:

Photo entry
Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited and for which the entrant holds all applicable rights. Works that have won prizes in other contests or that have been submitted to other contests currently underway, including similar works, are not eligible. Even works that are entered in other competitions after submission to this contest will be regarded as having been submitted to other contests currently underway. Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work as well as works including identical or similar works submitted as separate works are ineligible for submission.

The limit for submitted works is 10 photos, including those forming photo stories. Entries can be submitted in multiple categories if the total number of entries is within this limit.
Image data files created with any device capable of taking still images, including smartphones and digital still cameras (including medium and large-format digital cameras).
Images that have been retouched by using camera apps, photo editing apps, other software, etc. will be accepted.
Both color and monochrome images will be accepted.
File size: up to 20 MB of image data per work
Image-data file format: JPEG/150 dpi recommended
The standard color space for the judging process is sRGB.

Video entry
Entry is limited to original works for which the entrant holds all applicable rights as a result of personally filming the video. Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work as well as works including identical or similar works submitted as separate works are ineligible for submission.

Only 1 video may be submitted.
A video work consisting of 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 on 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 or other rights of any third party.

After the first round of judging, all entries will be posted on the officil website (scheduled for May 2019). Winners of each award will be decided after the final round of judging (June). Contest results are scheduled to be announced on the officila website too by September 2019.

In addition, everyone who has entered the contest has a right to vote for the Participants’ Choice Prize. All works that have passed the first round of judging will be subject to voting. Voting is scheduled for May 2019 or later.

There is no entry fees to participate!


It's free to enter!

• Eligibility •

The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or nationality. The limit for submitted works is 10 photos, including those forming photo stories. Only one video may be submitted.

• Prize •

The Grand prize for 2018-2019 is 500,000 Japanese yen (~$4,500) in cash. Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes (in Nikon equipment) will also be awarded in each competition category. In addition, two special prizes will be announced as well.

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Organizer: Nikon

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