2018 Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Contest for International Participants

Nikon 100th Anniversary

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Contest for International Participants. Interested students should see the details below.

About Nikon’s Small World
Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.

Contest Details
Nikon’s small world competition is a means to award and recognize young talented photomicrographers who involves with photography through light microscope.

During this contest, the top 20 will be selected and ranked by judges.

The top 20 winners gets the following prizes:

1st winner – $3,000
2nd winner – $2,000
3rd winner – $1,000
4th winner – $800
5th winner – $600
6th winner – $400
7th – 10th winners – $300 each
11th – 20th winners – $200 each
Honorable mentions – $100
Images of Distinction – Nikon Backpack
The first three winners will be paid in check while the rest will be paid with visa card.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2018

Eligible Countries: International

Course Level: Contest
Number of Awards: 20

Value of Award: Winners will receive one of 20 prizes, sorted according to rank in the competition. The first three prize are $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 (US) respectively.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this competition, applicants must:

Be international talented photomicrographers.
Be above 18years of age.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

 Interested and eligible applicants must set up a small world entry account to help create a contestant profile which you will use to upload your images and view your entries.

If you don’t wish to create an account, you can join as a guest.

You can upload you images digitally. The maximum file is 100mb or For images on film, a 35mm mounted transparency is accepted.

Each applicant must submit three images for judging.


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