Close on January 31, 2019
Theme(s): Change, Identity
Eligibility: Open to all
Prize: Cash Prize
The Nikon Photo Contest has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike.
With the wide penetration of digital cameras with video capabilities, the environment surrounding image-making has dramatically changed. Adapting to this change, the 37th contest was reconceived, changing its name and its structure, and it continues to evolve to create new standards and provide new opportunities for discovery.
All categories in photography and video will accept entries from any digital device, including smartphones. The limit for submitted works is 10 photos, including those forming photo stories. Only one video may be submitted.
- Open Award (theme: Change)
- Next Generation Award (theme: Identity)
- Short Film Award (theme: Hope)
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 are not eligible. Works that are entered in other competitions after submitting to this contest will not be eligible.
The Grand prize for 2018-2019 is 500,000 YEN (approx. 4,430 USD) in cash. Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes (in Nikon equipment) will also be awarded in each competition category. In addition, two special prizes will be announced as well.