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Get Your Camera Ready: 2020-2021 Nikon Photo Contest Announced

Nikon has just announced their 2020-2021 Photo Contest, the 51st since it was first held in 1969. Though announced, details of the contest are still to be forthcoming.


Camera History Trivia
In September 1968, Nikon introduced the Nikon Photomic FTN 35mm film SLR. Key features included shutter speeds displayed in the viewfinder and semi-automatic maximum aperture indexing.

Nikon Photomic FTN

Nikon Photomic FTN

A heavily modified version of the FTN was used by NASA aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971.

It can be safely said that the Nikon F SLR was the camera that launched a revolution in camera design and photography:

Nikon F – The Camera That Changed Everything


June 30, 2020


Melville, NY – Nikon is pleased to announce the 38th Nikon Photo Contest. This prestigious international contest continues to offer creators of all skill levels around the world a unique opportunity to connect and advance the culture of visual storytelling.

Since the Nikon Photo Contest was first held in 1969, more than 440,000 photographers have submitted over 1.71 million images, making it a truly impactful event for the international photography community. Last year, the contest celebrated its 50th anniversary, with the largest number of applicants and entries submitted; Approximately 33,000 photographers from 170 countries and regions across the globe submitted 97,369 works.

The ever-evolving environment surrounding image-making culture continues to inspire us with new perspectives. The Nikon Photo Contest provides a place for visual storytellers to discover new ways to utilize the latest methods and styles of expression, and to share powerful stories through the common language of imaging.

For more information on the 2020-2021 Nikon Photo Contest, including instructions for how to apply, as well as to view the 2018-2019 Nikon Photo Contest winning submissions please visit

About the Nikon Photo Contest
The Nikon Photo Contest (NPC) is an international photo contest with a significant history behind it that aims to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate, as well as to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike. Since the first contest was held in 1969, photographers from countries and regions around the world have participated and shown their support. To date, more than 440,000 photographers have submitted more than 1.7 million imaging works, making it a truly international event.

About Nikon 
Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual storytelling and content creation. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software products, as well as the revolutionary Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses, which achieve a new dimension in optical performance. In 2018, Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced the production of 110 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit, which links all levels of photographers and visual storytellers to the Web’s most comprehensive learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo and Flickr.