Nikon Photo Contest 2016 – 2017

14045657_1792237451019969_2011715776634217282_nThe Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Website is now open. From now on we will be posting news about the contest on this website.
Entry Period [Monday, October 17, 2016(opens at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time) – Friday, January 27, 2017 (closes at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time)]

Eligibility: The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, sex or nationality.

Free to Enter

All categories in photography and video will accept entries from any digital device, including smartphones except for Nikon 100th Anniversary Award. Furthermore, we will broaden the accepted length of video from 6 to 180 seconds.

1.Nikon 100th Anniversary Award
  • Theme: “Celebration”
  • Entry format: single photo
  • Limited to Nikon equipment
  • No age restriction
2.Next Generation Award
  • Theme: “Future”
  • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
  • Any equipment can be used

*Entrants must be under the age of 30

3.THE OPEN Award
  • Theme: “Future”
  • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
  • Any equipment can be used
  • No age restriction

Awards and Prizes

Nikon 100th Anniversary Prize(No. of Awards : 1)

  • 500,000 yen in cash
  • Nikon D5
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Grand Prize(No. of Awards : 1)

  • Nikon D5
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
  • Nikon D810
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

1st Prize(No. of Awards : 1 per category/format, total 7)

  • Nikon D810
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

2nd Prize(No. of Awards : 3 per category/format, total 21)

  • Nikon D500
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

3rd Prize(No. of Awards : 5 per category/format, total 35)

  • Nikon D5500
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Ⅱ

Submission Rules

  • Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited and to 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. Works that are entered in other competitions after submitting to this contest will be deemed as those having been submitted to other contests currently underway.
  • Entrants can submit to both photography and video.
  • The limit for submitted works is 10 photos, including those forming photo stories, and 1 video. Entries can be submitted to multiple categories so long as the total number of entries is within this limit.
  • Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work (the “identical or similar works”*1), as well as works including identical or similar works submitted as separate works, are ineligible for submission.

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Website: http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/

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