The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Truly international in scope, entries have been received from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists.
The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques. Entries submitted to Nikon are then judged by an independent panel of experts who are recognized authorities in the area of photomicrography and photography. These entries are judged on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.
Contest Prize & TERMS
2nd Prize: $2,000—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
3rd Prize: $1,000—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
4th Prize: $800—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
5th Prize: $600—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
6th Prize: $400—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
7th–10th Prizes: $250—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
11th–20th Prizes: $100—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
Honorable Mentions: A commemorative print.
ELIGIBILITY: All / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: No Copyright Policy
USAGE RIGHTS: If your entry is selected by Nikon as a winning image, you will give non-exclusive rights to Nikon to use your name and the image in connection with the competition. You also certify that you hold the rights to grant such permission. Winning images will only be used in connection with the Nikon Small World Competition and accompanying publicity and will include appropriate photo credits.
Contestants will be notified regarding image usage rights should Nikon be approached with any commercial opportunities related to a submitted image or images.