Nikon Photo Contest

Nikon Photo Contest

Deadline: February 1, 2021
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: 500,000 yen, valuable prizes

The aim of the Nikon Photo Contest is to support the growth of the global community of people who are able to influence others through the common language of photography, irrespective of age or level of photographic experience.

We regard it as a forum where people with a passion for photography can gather to enhance their skills through competition, celebrate the changing times, acknowledge each other’s efforts, find stimulation in different points of view, and help make photography an even more vital part of everyday life.

Eligibility

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

How to Enter

Enter the contest by providing the required information in the entry form on this website. This form will become available on the first date that entries are accepted (Thursday, October 22nd, 2020).

Categories

Photo Competition

i. Open Category

  • Theme: “Connect”
  • Entry format: Single photo or photo story (two to five images)
  • Any equipment can be used
  • No age restrictions

ii. Next Generation Category

  • Theme: “Passion”
  • Entry format: single photo or photo story (two to five images)
  • Any equipment can be used
  • Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2020

Short Film Competition

i. Open Category

  • Theme: “Connect”
  • Entry format: 180 to 300 seconds long video (MOV or MP4)
  • Any equipment can be used
  • If any language is used within the video, English language subtitles must be included
  • No age restrictions

ii. Next Generation Category

  • Theme: “Passion”
  • Entry format: 180 to 300 seconds long video (MOV or MP4)
  • Any equipment can be used
  • If any language is used within the video, English language subtitles must be included
  • Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2020

Awards and Prizes

Main Judgement

Grand Prize *1

No. of Winners:1 per competition, total 2

  • Prize money of 500,000 yen (Japanese yen)

Excellence Award

No. of Winners:2 per category, total 4

  • Photo Competition : Z 7 and a NIKKOR Z lens *3
  • Short Film Competition : Z 6 and two NIKKOR Z lenses *3

Special Encouragement Award

No. of Winners:4 per category, total 16

  • Photo Competition : Z 5 and a NIKKOR Z lens *3
  • Short Film Competition : Z 50 and two NIKKOR Z lenses and video accessories *3

Special Award

Nikon’s selection Award *2

No. of Winners:1 per competition, total 2

  • Photo Competition : Z 5 and a NIKKOR Z lens *3
  • Short Film Competition : Z 50 and two NIKKOR Z lenses and video accessories *3

Rewards

  • Displayed on Nikon Photo Contest Web Gallery
  • Work showcased on Nikon Photo Contest official Facebook
  • Work showcased on Nikon Photo Contest official Instagram
  • Shared activities throughout the year
  • Exhibition at venues managed by Nikon

Entry Period

Please note that entry deadlines differ depending on the category.

  • Photo Competition Open Category
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, January 25th, 2021 (until 4:00am (UTC))
  • Photo Competition Next Generation Category
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, February 1st, 2021 (until 4:00am (UTC))
  • Short Film Competition Open Category
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, February 8th, 2021 (until 4:00am (UTC))
  • Short Film Competition Next Generation Category
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, February 15th, 2021 (until 4:00am (UTC))

 



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