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Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 will be accepted between September 1 and 30 November 2010.

The 33rd Nikon Photo Contest International is an international photo contest designed to provide an opportunity for photographers of all skill levels around the world to communicate and contribute to photographic culture.

The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969.

Objective

The goal of the Nikon Photo Contest International is to provide an opportunity for photographers to express themselves and to share their own feelings and impressions with people around the world through their photographs.

Entries for the 2010-2011 contest will be accepted for two categories. The first category is a free subject category (A) and the second entitled “Energy” (B). Photos of any subject or theme are invited for the free subject category. Entries for the “Energy” category should be photos that capture the energy of sights and subjects that inspire, motivate or excite you or viewers. Photos covering a broad range of subject matter from throughout the world are expected for both categories.

The Emerging Talent Award is awarded to provide younger photographers with an opportunity to share their photos and a goal towards which they may work, and many photos are entered by young photographers each time this contest is held.

Prizes

Entries will be judged by photographers currently active on the world stage. Of a total of 53 prizes awarded, one photo will receive the contest Grand Prize, 16 photos from each category will receive first, second and third prizes, four photos entered by photographers aged 29 or younger will receive Emerging Talent Awards, and 16 Emerging Talent Award runners up will be selected.

  • Grand Prize(1)
    • Nikon D3S digital-SLR camera
    • AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
    • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
    • Winning photo to be included in the Mini Gallery on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website
  • First place (1 from each category (2 all together))
    • Nikon D300S digital-SLR camera
    • SB-900 Speedlight
    • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
    • AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
  • Second place (5 from each category (10 all together))
    • Nikon D5000 digital-SLR camera
    • AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
  • Third place (10 from each category (20 all together))
    • Nikon D3000 digital-SLR camera
    • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
  • Emerging Talent Award (4 all together, regardless of category)
    • Nikon COOLPIX P6000 digital camera
    • Photos to be included in the Mini Gallery on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website
  • Emerging Talent Award runners up (16 all together, regardless of category)
    • Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj digital camera
    • Photos to be included in the Mini Gallery on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website

Rules

  • Any professional or amateur photographer, regardless of age, gender or nationality, may participate.
  • Image data will be accepted via the Internet.
  • 2 photos for each category (total of 4) may be submitted.
  • Image data captured with a digital still camera (excluding that captured by medium-format and larger digital cameras) and image data created by scanning an image captured with a film camera (35mm or APS) will be accepted. Images that have been digitally enhanced or edited with software will also be accepted.
  • 10 MB or less per file
  • JPEG only

How to enter?

You can enter online starting from 1 September 2010 through 30 November 2010.

Fill out the application form (once available) on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website and transmit image data via the form.