Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019

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Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019

Nikon Corporation, also known just as Nikon, is a Japanese multinational corporation, delighted to announce the Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019. This contest is open to all professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or nationality.

The aim of the competition is to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike. 

The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influences the way people think through images.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the 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.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:
https://ssl-entry.nikon-photocontest.com/

Rules:

  • The contest is not open to employees of Nikon (the “organizer”) or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
  • Entry Categories:
    • Open Award
      • Theme: Change
      • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images)
      • Any equipment can be used.
      • No age restrictions
    • Next Generation Award
      • Theme: Identity
      • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images)
      • Any equipment can be used.
      • Note: Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of the entry deadline.
    • Short Film Award
      • Theme: Hope
      • Entry format: video
      • Any equipment can be used, but the video must be 6 to 180 seconds long.
      • No age restrictions
    • By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.
    • Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited and for which the entrant holds all applicable rights.
    • Works that have won prizes in other contests or that have been submitted to other contests currently underway, including similar works, are not eligible.
    • Even works that are entered in other competitions after submission to this contest will be regarded as having been submitted to other contests currently underway.
    • The limit for submitted works is 10 photos, including those forming photo stories.
    • Entries can be submitted in multiple categories if the total number of entries is within this limit.
    • Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work (“identical or similar works”1), as well as works including identical or similar works submitted as separate works, are ineligible for submission.
    • Video Entries
      • Entry is limited to original works for which the entrant holds all applicable rights as a result of personally filming the video.
      • Only one video may be submitted.
      • Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work (“identical or similar works”1), as well as works including identical or similar works submitted as separate works, are ineligible for submission.

Submission Requirements:

Photo Entries

  • Image data files created with any device capable of taking still images, including smartphones and digital still cameras (including medium and large-format digital cameras).
  • Images that have been retouched by using camera apps, photo editing apps, other software, etc. will be accepted.
  • Both color and monochrome images will be accepted.
  • File size: up to 20 MB of image data per work
  • Image-data file format: JPEG/150 dpi recommended
  • The standard color space for the judging process is srgb.

Video Entries

  • A video work consisting of video footage and/or still images with a length of 6 to 180 seconds.
  • Any video-recording device may be used.
  • 360° videos are restricted to edited works that do not rely on a 360° video playback device or application for viewing.
  • File size: up to 400 MB of video data at the time of submission per work. File format: MOV or MP4.
  • Any music used for the submitted work must not violate the copyrights or other rights of any third party.

Benefits:

  • Grand Prize (1): 500,000 yen in cash (Japanese yen)
  • Gold Prize (1 per category/format, total 5):
    • Nikon D850
      AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR or
    • Nikon Z 7
      Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
  • Silver Prize (3 per category/format, total 15):
    • Nikon D500
      AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR or
    • Nikon Z 6
      Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
  • Bronze Prize (5 per category/format, total 25): Nikon D7500
    AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
  • NPC 50th Anniversary Prize (1):
    • Nikon D500
      AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR or
    • Nikon Z 6
      Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
  • Participants’ Choice Prize (1):
  • Nikon D500
    AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR or
  • Nikon Z 6
    Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Application Deadline:

The contest opens Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time and closes Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time.

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