The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers around the world to engage with one another.
In the last 10 years, with digital cameras with video capabilities having become increasingly popular, the environment surrounding image-making has dramatically changed. Adapting to this change, the 34th contest was reconceived, changing its name and its structure, and it continues to evolve to create new standards and provide new opportunities for discovery.
The theme for the Open category in both competitions is “Connect”.
The theme for the Next Generation category, open to artists aged 25 years old and younger, is “Passion”.
Works that have won prizes in other contests or that have been submitted to other contests currently underway, including similar works, are not eligible. 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.
You may use any photography or film equipment.
•Grand Prize: 500,000 yen in cash
-Photo Competition (2 winners): Z 7 and a NIKKOR Z lens
-Short Film Competition (2 winners): Z 6 and two NIKKOR Z lenses
•Special Encouragement Award
-Photo Competition (8 winners): Z 5 and a NIKKOR Z lens
-Short Film Competition (8 winners): Z 50 and two NIKKOR Z lenses and video accessories
•Nikon’s selection Award
-Photo Competition (1 winner): Z 5 and a NIKKOR Z lens
-Short Film Competition (1 winner): Z 50 and two NIKKOR Z lenses and video accessories
Entry deadline: January 25th, 2021
Online submission of digital photographs via the website https://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/entry/