With more than 1 million photographs shared via the Internet every day, the world of photography is undergoing tremendous change. And so, on its 34th anniversary, the historic, worldwide Nikon Photo Contest is changing as well. In this exciting new phase, the organizers are changing its name, adding a photographic video category, and opening up the judging to expert photographers selected from all over the world.
The Nikon Photo Contest is a forum that brings together people with a passion for photography and an active commitment to bettering their art. It nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through photography.
Nikon Photo Contest – Put Your Lens on the World
The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike.
In the last 10 years, with the wide penetration of digital cameras, the environment surrounding photography and cameras has dramatically changed. And so the contest is changing as well, both in name and in structure.
Here are the entry categories for 2013:
- Category A： Single photo
- Category B: Photo story (two to five images that present a theme or idea.)
- Category C： Photographic Video (45 seconds in length)
- Category D： Motion Snapshot （Special award category cerebrating the release of the advanced interchangeable lens camera Nikon 1, using its “Motion Snapshot” function.）
The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, sex or nationality.
The organizers will awards trophies and Nikon products to the creators of the best entries. Also, there is an exhibition to be held of all awarded works, place and date to be determined.