The Nikon Small world photo contest 2012 started, entries invited from worldwide and free to enter. The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable. Entries submitted to Nikon are then judged by an independent panel of experts who are recognized authorities in the area of photomicrography and photography. These entries are judged on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.
Entry Fee: Free Entry
1st Prize:$3,000—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
2nd Prize:$2,000—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
3rd Prize: $1,000—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
4th Prize: $800—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
5th Prize: $600—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
6th Prize: $400—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
7th–10th Prizes: $250—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
11th–20th Prizes: $100—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
Honorable Mentions: A commemorative print.
Copyright: If your entry is selected by Nikon as a winning image, you will give non-exclusive rights to Nikon to use your name and the image in connection with the competition. You also certify that you hold the rights to grant such permission.
Winning images will only be used in connection with the Nikon Small World Competition and accompanying publicity and will include appropriate photo credits.
Deadline: April 30, 2013