Photo Contest International 2021

 
The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers around the world to engage with one another.
 
In the last 10 years, with the wide penetration of digital cameras with video capabilities, the environment surrounding image-making has dramatically changed. Adapting to this change, the 34th contest was reconceived, changing its name and its structure, and it continues to evolve to create new standards and provide new opportunities for discovery.
 
Vision
 
The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community of creators who share important stories and influence the way people think through the global language of imaging.
 
 
                                                                                     
 
Category : 
 
Photo Competition
. Open Category
 
    Theme: “Connect”
    Entry format: Single photo or photo story
    No age restrictions
 
. Next Generation Category
 
    Theme: “Passion”
    Entry format: single photo or photo story
    Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2020
 
Short Film Competition
. Open Category
    Theme: “Connect”
    No age restrictions
 
. Next Generation Category
    Theme: “Passion”
    Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2020
 
 
Requirements:
 
➜ Photo Competition :
 single images or photo stories (2-5 images per story). The image size must be within 20 MB and need to be saved as JPEG/150 dpi, sRGB color space is standard.
 
➜ Short Film Competition : 
videos should be between 3-5 minutes in lenght. If any language is used within the video, English subtitles must be included. The file size must be within 600 MB, format must be MOV or MP4, with a video compression method of H.264 MPEG-4VC.
 
➜ Any equipment can be used.
➜ You may submit color or black and white photos.
➜ Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited. 
 
 
Prizes
 
• Grand Prize: 500,000 yen in cash
 
• Excellence Award
 
Photo Competition (2 winners): Z 7 and a NIKKOR Z lens 
Short Film Competition (2 winners): Z 6 and two NIKKOR Z lenses
 
• Special Encouragement Award
 
Photo Competition (8 winners): Z 5 and a NIKKOR Z lens
Short Film Competition (8 winners): Z 50 and two NIKKOR Z lenses and video accessories
 
• Nikon’s selection Award 
 
Photo Competition (1 winner): Z 5 and a NIKKOR Z lens
Short Film Competition (1 winner): Z 50 and two NIKKOR Z lenses and video accessories
 
 
Submissions close:
 
• Photo Competition :
Open Category → 25 January 2021, 4:00 AM (UTC)
Next Generation Category → 1 February 2021, 4:00 AM (UTC)
 
• Short Film Competition :
Open Category → 8 February 2021, 4:00 AM (UTC)
Next Generation Category → 15 February 2021, 4:00 AM (UTC)
 
Who may enter ?
  
the contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or nationality
 
 
For further information visit official website 
 

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