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Grant Opportunities: Entries Open for Nikon Photo Contest 2022-2023

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Deadline: 13-Feb-23

Entries are now open for the Nikon Photo Contest 2022-2023 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike.

Entry Categories
  • Photo Competition
    • Theme: “Beloved”
      • Single Photo Category
      • Entry format: single photo
      • Any equipment can be used
    • Photo Story Category
      • Entry format: photo story (two to five images)
      • Any equipment can be used
  • Short Film Competition
    • Theme: “Next Steps”
    • Short Film Category
      • Entry format: 180 to 300 second long video (MOV or MP4)
      • Any equipment can be used
      • If any language other than English is used within the video, English language subtitles must be included (but no subtitles are necessary if English is used)
    • Super Short Film Category
      • Entry format: 20 to 40 second long video (MOV or MP4)
      • Any equipment can be used
      • If any language other than English is used within the video, English language subtitles must be included
      • (but no subtitles are necessary if English is used)
Awards and Prizes
  • Main Judgement
    • Grand Prize
      • No. of Winners : 1 per competition, total 2
      • Prize money of 500,000 yen (Japanese yen), Z9, NIKKOR Z lens
    • Excellence Award
      • No. of Winners : 2 per category, total 8
      • Photo Competition: Z 7II, NIKKOR Z lens
      • Short Film Competition: Z 6II, NIKKOR Z lens, video accessories
    • Special Encouragement Award
      • No. of Winners: 4 per category, total 16
      • Photo Competition: Z fc, NIKKOR Z lens
      • Short Film Competition: Z 30, NIKKOR Z lens, video accessories
  • Special Award
    • General Public Award
      • No. of Winners: 1 per competition, total 2
      • Photo Competition: Z 50, NIKKOR Z lens
      • Short Film Competition: Z 50, NIKKOR Z lens
  • 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
Eligibility Criteria
  • The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or nationality.
  • Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.
  • The contest is not open to employees of Nikon (the “organizer”) or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
Judging Procedure
  • After all entries for the photography and short film competitions have been received, they will undergo the first round of judging, and all successful entries will be posted on this website (scheduled for May 2023). Winners of each award will then be decided after the final round of judging (June 2023). Contest results are scheduled to be announced on this website by September 2023.
  • The General Public Award will be decided via a popular vote from among works listed above that pass the second round of judging.
  • Works to be featured in the Nikon Calendar will be judged separately from the above categories after all entries have been received. Entries suitable for the calendar will be decided from among all works taken using Nikon products that were submitted to either of the photography competitions and judged by Nikon employees. Contest results will be announced by contacting the winners.

For more information, visit https://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/

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