• About •
Nikon Small World, this year celebrating 44 years of images captured by the light microscope, opens entry for its 2019 photomicrography competition inviting anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope to participate.
Nikon Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. First began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, it has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
Contestants may enter Nikon's Small World Photomicrography and Video Competitions by uploading digital images and/or movies directly to their secure servers.
Images must be submitted digitally and as follows:
Uploading to the Small World Competition: Images must be in jpeg, png, psd, or tiff format and videos in flv, mp4, mpg, wmv, avi, mov format. (Please submit the highest quality image with regard to file size, bit depth, and resolution.)
For images on film, a 35mm mounted transparency will be accepted. Glass mounts are not accepted.
Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope, such as one of the Nikon series of microscopes. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. Electron and any other microscopes that do not capture imagery using optical light technology are not permitted. The use of Nikon equipment is not required.
Small World in Motion entries are further limited to:
The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.
• Movie length of no more than 60 seconds.
• The use of sound is not permitted.
• It is not permitted to add graphics of any kind.
• Nikon reserves the right to edit winning movies for format and length for promotional purposes.
Each entrant may submit up to 3 images in each contest for judging. A completed and signed official entry form, facsimile, or complete Internet entry form must be used.
Images awarded in other photomicrography competitions are not eligible.
Entries will be judged on:
• Informational Content
• Technical Proficiency
• Artistic and Visual Impact
Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists.
Entries must be received no later than April 30, 2019. Entries received after that date will be automatically rolled in to the following year’s competition.
Prizewinners will be notified by August 15, 2019.
There is no entry fees for this competition!
It's free to enter!
• Eligibility •
The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope.
• Prize •
• 1st Prize - $3,000
• 2nd Prize - $2,000
• 3rd Prize - $1,000
• 4th Prize - $800
• 5th Prize - $600
• 6th Prize - $400
• 7th-10th Prizes - $300 each
• 11th-20th Prizes - $200 each
• Honorable Mentions - $100 each
• Images of Distinction - Nikon Backpack (or equivalent)