The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope.
The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.
Prizes (money toward the purchase of Nikon equipment):
1st Prize $3,000
2nd Prize $2,000
3rd Prize $1,000
4th Prize $800
5th Prize $600
6th Prize $400
7th–10th Prizes $250
11th–20th Prizes $100
– the top 20 prize-winners are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada.
Image requirements: Maximum file size is 100MB, and it is recommended the file size be no smaller than 3MB although smaller file sizes will not be disqualified. Files must be in .jpeg, .tiff, .pict or .psd format.
You can send the images online.
Entry deadline: 30 April 2015
Prizewinners will be notified by August 15, 2015.
Please read Rules here.