- Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019
will be accepted from 1:00 p.m. today, October 18, 2018 until 1:00 p.m. on January 31, 2019 (all dates and times JST).
Nikon Photo Contest is an international photo contest 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 410,000 photographers have submitted over 1,620,000 imaging works, making it a truly international event.
In the previous (36th) Contest, a total of 21,511 photographers from 170 countries and regions submitted 76,356 works, marking a new record for the Contest in terms of the number of countries and regions from which entries were submitted.
Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 Overview
The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019, the 37th Contest since its beginning, will be comprised of three categories — Open, Next Generation, and Short Film.
The theme for the Open Award is "Change".
We live in a time full of great changes in a variety of contexts, from our work and lifestyles, to the climate.
We are calling for entries that express changes that you want to share with the world.
The theme for the Next Generation Award, open to photographers aged 25 or younger, is "Identity".
We look forward to entries unique to younger generations that explore who they are.
The theme for the Short Film Award is "Hope".
In this category, we await entries that shine a hopeful light on the path to the future.
We plan to announce winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 in August 2019, and to also hold an awards ceremony.
The Contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers, regardless of age, gender, or nationality.
1:00 p.m. on October 18, 2018 to 1:00 p.m. on January 31, 2019 (all dates and times JST)
How to enter
Enter the contest by providing the required information in the entry form on the Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 website.
Visit the Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019
website for further details regarding Contest eligibility, submission rules, judging, etc.