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Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017: ‘Nikon 100th Anniversary Award’ (Any Age; Entries Must Be Captured or Recorded with Nikon Equipment) + ‘Next Generation Award’ (Ages 29 & Younger) + ‘The Open Award’ (Any Age): Submit Photo & Video Entries (Length of 6 – 180 Secs) from Digital Devices, Including Smartphones, at 1 p.m. JST on 17 Oct.2016 and before 1 p.m. JST on 27 Jan.2017

Update (2017-02-11):

  • Please note the contest is now extended: Entry period ends February 27, 2017 (closes at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time).

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Nikon invites you to enter the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017.

  • All categories in photography and video will accept entries from any digital device, including smartphones except for Nikon 100th Anniversary Award.
  • Also, Nikon will broaden the accepted length of video from 6 to 180 seconds.
  • Entries open on 17 October 2016 and close on 27 January 2017.

The Nikon Photo Contest has been one of the world’s largest global photo contests since it was first held in 1969. The objective behind the Contest is to nurture an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images.

….Nikon will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017. We have always embraced changes, responded earnestly to them, and championed new forms of image-making, with our pledge to be “at the heart of the image”. Setting our sights on the next 100 years, our challenge is to maintain our position at the forefront of photographic culture advances and the creation of new visual experiences.

Looking ahead to the future of imaging, the 36th Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 fully encompasses that vision. Besides the special ‘Nikon 100th Anniversary Award’, the ‘Next Generation Award’ has been introduced to target the discovery of fresh young talent.

Professionals and amateurs, men and women, boys and girls… The basic purpose of the Nikon Photo Contest is to support the expanding global community of photographers who are able to move others via the common language of photography. We see it as a forum where people with a passion for photography can come together, acknowledge each other’s efforts, find stimulation in different points of view, thrive through competition, commit themselves to furthering their art, and help to make photography a vital part of our everyday lives….

Kazuo Ushida
President and Representative Director
Nikon Corporation

http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/message/

Awards and Prizes

Nikon 100th Anniversary Prize(No. of Awards : 1)

  • 500,000 yen in cash (4,880.9800 US Dollar at the current exchange rate)
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR: Professional lens for portraits, landscapes and weddings

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR: Professional lens for portraits, landscapes and weddings

Grand Prize(No. of Awards : 1)

Award for the most popular entry(No. of Awards : 1)

1st Prize(No. of Awards : 1 per category/format, total 7)

2nd Prize(No. of Awards : 3 per category/format, total 21)

Nikon D500

Nikon D500

AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

3rd Prize(No. of Awards : 5 per category/format, total 35)
d5500-black-18-55-lens-lcd-display-600

Rewards

  • Nikon Photo Contest Web Gallery
  • Nikon Photo Contest official Facebook
  • Nikon Photo Contest official Instagram
  • Exhibition at venues managed by Nikon
Note:
Prizes and rewards are subject to change without notice and cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash.
Note that in the event of a conflict with the laws and regulations of a country, such as those pertaining to exports, or in the event of restrictions on the sale or use of a winning work within the winner’s country of residence, the prize may be undeliverable to the winner.
In this case, a different prize shall be awarded at the discretion of the organizer.
* Entrants under the age of 19 will be eligible for the Next Generation Award. Winners will be requested to submit official confirmation of their date of birth. In the event that such documentation is not provided, winning status will be revoked.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Entry

  • Enter the contest by providing the required information in the entry form at http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/entry/.
  • This form will become available on the first date entries are accepted (Monday, October 17, 2016).
  • Entry Period [Monday, October 17, 2016 (opens at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time) Friday, January 27, 2017 (closes at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time)].

Submission Rules

  • Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited and to 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.
  • Works that are entered in other competitions after submitting to this contest will be deemed as those having been submitted to other contests currently underway.
  • Entrants can submit to both photography and video.
  • 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.
  • Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work (the “identical or similar works”*1), as well as works including identical or similar works submitted as separate works, are ineligible for submission.
Note:
*1 “Identical or similar works” refers to the following works:
  • a work produced from identical image data;
  • a work produced by cropping or retouching to alter identical image data; or
  • a work produced from similar, though not identical, image data (e.g. a frame from the same series of shots, photography conducted at a different date or time yet producing the same result, or a work otherwise deemed to be similar).

Judging

  • After the first round of judging, all entries will be posted at http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/ (scheduled for March 2017).
  • Awards will be decided after the second round (April), and final round (June) of judging. Contest results are scheduled to be announced at http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/ by July 2017.
  • Everyone who has entered the contest has a right to vote for the “Participants Award for Most Popular Entry.”
  • All works that have passed the second round of judging will be subject to voting.
  • Voting is scheduled for May 2017.
  • Details will be announced at http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/.

Theme of Nikon 100th Anniversary Award: “Celebration”

  • To commemorate Nikon’s 100th anniversary, Nikon wants to spotlight all kinds of joyful scenes that occur worldwide.
  • What celebratory story do you want to depict? See, capture, and send Nikon a unique take on the theme of ‘Celebration’ that truly befits the centennial celebrations of Nikon.

Theme of Both Next Generation Award & THE OPEN Award: “Future”

  • The future lies like an empty canvas ahead of us, unpredictable but with unlimited possibilities. What images of the future would you like to share with the world? The photographic story you tell could launch the future of photographic culture!

Entry Categories

1.Nikon 100th Anniversary Award

  • Theme: “Celebration”
  • Entry format: single photo
  • Limited to Nikon equipment
  • No age restriction

2.Next Generation Award

  • Theme: “Future”
  • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
  • Any equipment can be used

*Entrants must be under the age of 30

3.THE OPEN Award

  • Theme: “Future”
  • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
  • Any equipment can be used
  • No age restriction

….Entrants’ Rights
Although entrants retain the copyright and other equivalent rights to their entries, the organizer retains the rights listed below in the “Organizer’s Rights” with respect to the entries.

Organizer’s Rights

  • The organizer reserves the right to publish entries to its public social networking service accounts throughout the submission period in order to publicize the contest. Such publication does not guarantee an award of any kind.
  • The organizer reserves the right to publish all entries onto websites and social networking service accounts related to the contest after the first round of judging. Some entries may be cropped for publication.
  • With the objective of publicizing the contest and enriching the general image-making culture, the organizer reserves in perpetuity the non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, make public, publicly transmit, display, print, distribute and screen winning entries with the credit titles on websites and public social networking service accounts, in photo exhibitions, camera-related events, exhibitions and in the facilities managed or organized by the subsidiaries or affiliates of Nikon Group and local agents authorized by the organizer (collectively the “organizer, etc.” including the organizer) without further compensation to or the additional prior consent of the winners.
  • The organizer, etc. will display the names of the winners and the titles of the winning entries on contest-related websites and public social networking service accounts, at exhibitions, and in other locations where the works are shown. Entrants are requested to familiarize themselves with the “Personal Information” below.
  • With the objective of accomplishing the goals outlined in the foregoing clause, the organizer, etc. may: (a) display the winning entries in whole or in part on websites or public social networking service accounts under its administration, with the addition of graphical effects, sound effects or music; and
    (b) employ the winning entries in whole or in part in the creation of posters, tickets and pamphlets promoting photo exhibitions and other events.
    The winners agree not to exercise moral rights to works so used.
  • For the objective other than those stated above, upon agreement with the creator or winner, the organizer reserves in perpetuity the non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, make public, publicly transmit, display, print, distribute and screen entries or winning entries with labels indicating them as entries or winning entries of the contest and the credit titles, without further compensation.
  • Entries that in the judgment of the organizer do not conform to these Entry Guidelines will be disqualified. Entrants will not be notified in this event.
  • In the event that a winner is found to be disqualified after a prize is awarded, the award may be revoked and the entrant requested to return the prize.
  • These Entry Guidelines shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.
  • Any disputes between entrants and the organizer shall be referred to the Tokyo District Court as the court of first instance having exclusive jurisdiction…..

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
The organizer may disclose to judges, and to third parties overseeing the contest, such personal information as may be required for contest management.
In providing personal information for this purpose, the organizer assumes responsibility for the appropriate oversight of personal information through non-disclosure agreements and other measures.

Inquiries Concerning Personal Information
October 17, 2016 — December 31, 2017:
Nikon Photo Contest Office Inquiries Desk
support@entry.nikon-photocontest.com…..

Please read the complete terms and conditions in the Entry Guidelines at http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/entry/.

Nikon Photo Contest Office Inquiries Desk:

  • Please send an email inquiry to support@entry.nikon-photocontest.com.

For more info and answers to FAQ, please visit: http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/faq/ .

Good Luck! / Bonne chance!

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PRESS RELEASE

  • Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017: Call for Entries

August 24, 2016

Neville Brody inaugurated as Lead Judge, and two new categories — Nikon 100th Anniversary Award and Next Generation Award — established

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 will be accepted between October 17, 2016 and 1:00pm (JST) on January 27, 2017.

 New logo designed by Neville Brody

New logo designed by Neville Brody

The Nikon Photo Contest has been one of the world’s largest global photo contests since it was first held in 1969. The objective behind the Contest is to nurture an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images.

The Nikon 100th Anniversary Award has been added to commemorate Nikon’s celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2017. The Next Generation Award, open to those under the age of 30, has been added in response to the fact that roughly half of the entries in the previous Contest were captured or recorded by those under the age of 30. We hope that this new category will help to further extract and encourage the talent of the next generation.

In addition, world-renowned graphic designer and art director, Neville Brody, is to be welcomed as the Lead Judge for this Contest. With his appointment as Lead Judge, Brody also redesigned the Nikon Photo Contest logo. He had the following to say about his role as Lead Judge.

Comments from Neville Brody (summary)

“The Nikon Photo Contest is recognized globally as a key place to discover new and rising talent, searching out new insights and rich imaginative power and inspiration. As Lead Judge, I feel that it is my responsibility to continue this great tradition by selecting works that express new ideas and superior quality for introduction to the world. With both excitement and trepidation, I hope that the work performed by other judges and myself will make this a Contest that satisfies all who participate. I am also looking forward to seeing just how participants express their wonderful ideas and creativity through the works they submit.”

Neville Brody is known for serving in the 1980s as art director for a globally influential London-based magazine, which received the overwhelming support of a younger generation at that time. He currently serves as the Dean of the School of Communication at London’s Royal College of Art*1, a fine-arts university active in the education and cultivation of the next generation of international artists. Brody was our choice for Lead Judge because he is very influential to so many artists, including photographers, who will carry the next generation.

Just as with the previous Contest, all Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 photography and video categories will accept entries recorded with any digital device, including smart devices*2, and video entries with a length of 6 to 180 seconds will be accepted.
The theme for the Nikon 100th Anniversary Award is “Celebration”. In commemoration of Nikon’s 100th anniversary, we hope that entries in this category will cast a light on the many joyful scenes to be found around the world. We look forward to receiving works of “Celebration” that are appropriate for Nikon’s centennial, and tell a story that can only be expressed by the entrant.
The theme for the Next Generation Award and The Open Award is “Future”. Future refers to a time that has not yet passed. However, this makes for infinite possibilities. What sorts of futures can be described to the people of the world through images? While no one can predict the future, we look forward to entries that provide a connection to the future of the image-making culture.

We plan to announce the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 winners in July 2017, and to hold the awards ceremony in Japan, the home of Nikon Corporation.*3

*1 A public art and design university located in London, England. It is the only entirely postgraduate art and design university in the world.
*2 Entries in the Nikon 100th Anniversary category must be captured or recorded with Nikon equipment.
*3 Location and date to be decided at a later date.

Neville Brody

Born in England in 1957, Neville Brody is the CEO of Brody Associates. His work over three decades ranges from album sleeves and identities for cultural institutions to corporate work for global businesses.
Brody is also Dean of the School of Communication at London’s Royal College of Art. He is the former president of Design & Art Direction, which promotes creative excellence. He lectures globally on design and education.

Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Overview

Eligibility

The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or nationality. All categories will accept entries captured with any digital device, including smartphones, except for the Nikon 100th Anniversary Award.

Entry categories

  1. Nikon 100th Anniversary Award
    • Theme: “Celebration”
    • Entry format: single photo
    • Limited to Nikon equipment.
    • No age restriction.
  2. Next Generation Award
    • Theme: “Future”
    • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
    • Any equipment can be used.
    • Entrants must be under the age of 30 (29 and younger).
  3. The Open Award
    • Theme: “Future”
    • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
    • Any equipment can be used.
    • No age restriction.

Entry period

October 17, 2016 to January 27, 2017 (closes at 1:00pm JST)

How to enter

Enter the contest by providing the required information in the entry form on the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 website (http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/). This form will be available from 1:00pm (JST) on October 17, 2016.
See the Nikon Photo Contest website at the following URL for further details regarding contest eligibility, submission rules, judging, etc.

Awards and Prizes

One entry each will be selected from all entries to receive the Nikon 100th Anniversary Prize, the Grand Prize, and the Award for the Most Popular Entry. In addition, a total of 63 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to entries in each of the Nikon 100th Anniversary, Next Generation, and The Open categories, and winners will be presented with Nikon products of varying value.
In addition, all winners will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Web Gallery, and on official Facebook and Instagram pages. We are also planning exhibitions at venues managed by Nikon, including the Nikon Museum. The following prizes will be awarded.

No. of Awards Prizes Rewards
Nikon 100 Anniv. Prize 1 500,000 yen in cash
Nikon D5
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
Displayed on:
·Nikon Photo Contest Web Gallery
·Nikon Photo Contest Facebook
·Nikon Photo Contest InstagramExhibition at venues managed by Nikon
Grand Prize 1 Nikon D5
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
Award for the most popular entry 1 Nikon D810
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
1st Prize
Nikon 100 Anniv. 1
Next Single 1
Story 1
Movie 1
Open Single 1
Story 1
Movie 1
2nd Prize
Nikon 100 Anniv. 3
Next Single 3
Story 3
Movie 3
Open Single 3
Story 3
Movie 3
Nikon D500
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
3rd Prize
Nikon 100 Anniv. 5
Next Single 5
Story 5
Movie 5
Open Single 5
Story 5
Movie 5
Nikon D5500
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
66 winners
  • *A Grand Prize winner may not be selected.
  • *Prizes and privileges are subject to change without notice, and cannot be exchanged, transferred, or redeemed for cash.

Nikon Photo Contest, one of the world’s largest global photo contests

The Nikon Photo Contest (NPC) is one of the world’s most prestigious global photo contests. Held since 1969, the goal behind the Contest is to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike. A total of 21,100 photographers from 164 countries and regions submitted 88,737 works in the previous (35th) Contest, marking a new record for the Contest in terms of the number of countries and regions from which entries were submitted.


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