Nikon Photo Contest, 2012–2013
Nikon Corporation in Japan is pleased to announce that entries to its
international Nikon Photo Contest for 2012–2013. The entry period is
December 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013.
The “Nikon Photo Contest” (NPC) is the new name for what was formerly
the “Nikon Photo Contest International” (NPCI), a contest held by Nikon
since 1969 with the goal of “contributing to the development of
photographic culture by providing a venue for communication among
photographers from around the world, be they professionals or amateurs”.
For this year’s contest, our 34th, we have completely overhauled the
contest by, among other things, establishing a movie category.
We are looking for entries in four categories: single photo (Category
A), composite photo (Category B, featuring composites composed of series
of two to five photographs), photographic videos (Category C, featuring
videos of up to 45 seconds in length), and Motion Snapshot (Category D).
In category D we are requesting works in the new “Motion Snapshot”
image format that combines still images and movies and is available with
Nikon 1, Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens.
The judges include well-known photographers active on the global
scene that will select a total of 54 works for first, second, and third
prizes in each category, together with a Grand Prize for the very best
A new addition is the “Participants’ Award for Most Popular Entry”,
which will be chosen by the contest entrants. The winning entries are to
be announced in the summer of 2013 and are to be included in a public
Entries must be submitted via the Internet. Visit the Nikon Photo
Contest 2012–2013 website (http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/), complete
the entry form, and submit it together with your works.
The most outstanding entry in categories A, B, and C will receive the
A total of 49 prizes will be awarded in categories A, B, and C,
including the Grand Prize and 48 prizes for entries placing first,
second, or third in each category, while prizes will also be awarded to
the top three entries in category D. All winners will receive in the
foregoing categories will receive trophies and prizes of Nikon products
with values determined by the type of prize.
In addition, a “NIKKOR Award”, trophy, and prize money will be
awarded for the best work shot with a NIKKOR lens, and the winner of the
“Participants’ Award for Most Popular Entry” will be awarded prize money
and a trophy.
An exhibition of the prize-winning works is to be held, and the
winners of the Grand Prize and the first-place finishers in each
category will be given the right to post other works to a photo gallery
on the Nikon Photo Contest 2012–2013 website.