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The Nikon Photo Contest, 2012-2013: Call for Entries

October 25, 2012

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation 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 communica-tion 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), (begin delete) composite photo (end delete) photo story (Category B, featuring composites composed of series of two to five photographs), photographic videos (Category C, featuring videos of 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 who 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 entry. 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 exhibition (the location, date, and other details of which are yet to be announced).

(Revised on November 20, 2012)

Guidelines for the Nikon Photo Contest, 2012-2013

Eligibility

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

Theme and Categories

Theme :No theme is specified for any of the four categories.

Categories

A:Single photo

B:(begin delete) Composite photo (end delete) Photo story (each consisting of a series of from two to five photographs)

C:Photographic video (45 seconds long)

D:Motion Snapshot (shot with the Motion Snapshot feature on Nikon 1)

(Revised on November 20, 2012)

Entry Period

Saturday, December 1, 2012, to 1:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

How to Enter

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.

Submissions

Eligible Works

Categories A and B

Category C

Category D

Judging/Announcement of Results

Entries will be published to this website after the first round of judging following the completion of the entry period (current plans call for the entries to be published at the end of April, 2013). The final winners will be determined after the second (April) and final (June) rounds of judging. The final results are to be announced on this website in the summer of 2013. All entrants will be eligible to vote for the "Participants Award for Most Popular Entry". The details will be announced on official website.

Awards and Prizes

The most outstanding entry in categories A, B, and C will receive the Grand Prize. 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.

The prizes are listed below.
Category 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Grand Prize Number awarded: 1
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥1,000,000.
  • Participation in the photo gallery.
Category A: Single photo Number awarded: 1
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥500,000.
  • Participation in the photo gallery.
Number awarded: 5
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥200,000.
Number awarded: 10
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥100,000.
Category B: (begin delete) Composite photo (end delete) Photo story Number awarded: 1
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥500,000.
  • Participation in the photo gallery.
Number awarded: 5
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥200,000.
Number awarded: 10
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥100,000.
Category C: Photographic video Number awarded: 1
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥500,000.
  • Participation in the photo gallery.
Number awarded: 5
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥200,000.
Number awarded: 10
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥100,000.
Category D: Motion Snapshot Number awarded: 3
  • Nikon products with a combined retail value of ¥200,000.
NIKKOR Award Number awarded: 1
  • Prize of (begin delete) ¥100,000 (end delete)¥1,000,000.
Participants Award for Most Popular Entry Number awarded: 1
  • Prize of ¥500,000.

(Category B: Revised on November 20, 2012)
(NIKKOR Award: Revised on August 9, 2013)

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.