Nikon Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Nikon Corporation invites applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’.

Entry Categories-
1. Open Award
● Theme: Change
● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images)
● Any equipment can be used.
● No age restrictions
2. Next Generation Award
● Theme: Identity
● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images)
● Any equipment can be used.
*Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of the entry deadline.
3. Short Film Award
● Theme: Hope
● Entry format: video
● Any equipment can be used, but the video must be 6 to 180 seconds long.
● No age restrictions

Donor Name: Nikon Corporation
Funding name: The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019

Deadline: January, 31st, 2019, Thursday (closes at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
● 
Grand Prize(No. of Prizes : 1)
500,000 yen in cash (Japanese yen)
Gold Prize(No. of Prizes : 1 per category/format, total 5)
Nikon D850
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

or
Nikon Z 7
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Silver Prize(No. of Prizes : 3 per category/format, total 15)
Nikon D500
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
or

Nikon Z 6
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Bronze Prize(No. of Prizes : 5 per category/format, total 25)
Nikon D7500
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
NPC 50th Anniversary Prize (No. of Prizes : 1)
Nikon D500
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

or
Nikon Z 6
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Participants’ Choice Prize (No. of Prizes : 1)
Nikon D500
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

or
Nikon Z 6
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Rewards

■ Displayed on:
Nikon Photo Contest (NPC) Web Gallery
NPC Facebook
NPC Instagram

■ Exhibition at venues managed by Nikon

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or nationality.
● Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.
● The contest is not open to employees of Nikon (the “organizer”) or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● 
Apply: Click to view
● Guideline:
 Japanese: Click to view
 English: Click to view
 Chinese: Click to view

● About: Click to view
● FAQ: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Photo Entries
● Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited and for which the entrant holds all applicable rights.
● Works that have won prizes in other contests or that have been submitted to other contests currently underway, including similar works, are not eligible. Even works that are entered in other competitions after submission to this contest will be regarded as having been submitted to other contests currently underway.
● The limit for submitted works is 10 photos, including those forming photo stories. Entries can be submitted in multiple categories if the total number of entries is within this limit.
● Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work (“identical or similar works”
*1) as well as works including identical or similar works submitted as separate works are ineligible for submission.

Note:
*1 “Identical or similar works” refers to the following works:
● ① a work produced from identical image data,
● ② a work produced by cropping or retouching identical image data to alter it,
or
● ③ a work produced from similar, though not identical, image data as described in ① or ② above (e.g. a frame from the same series of shots, photography conducted at a different date or time yet producing the same result, or a work otherwise deemed to be similar).

Video Entries
● Entry is limited to original works for which the entrant holds all applicable rights as a result of personally filming the video.
● Only one video may be submitted.
● Works that are identical or similar to another submitted work (“identical or similar works”*1) as well as works including identical or similar works submitted as separate works are ineligible for submission.

Note:
*1 “Identical or similar works” refers to the following works:
● ① a work produced from identical video data,
● ② a work produced by cropping or retouching identical video data to alter it,
or
● ③ a work produced from similar, though not identical, video data as described in ① or ② above (e.g. part of the same video, filming conducted at a different date or time yet producing the same result, or a work otherwise deemed to be similar).

Photo Entries
● Image data files created with any device capable of taking still images, including smartphones and digital still cameras (including medium and large-format digital cameras).
● Images that have been retouched by using camera apps, photo editing apps, other software, etc. will be accepted.
● Both color and monochrome images will be accepted.
● File size: up to 20 MB of image data per work
● Image-data file format: JPEG/150 dpi recommended
● The standard color space for the judging process is sRGB.

Note:
Winners might be asked to provide higher resolution images for publication or display purposes related to the contest.

Video Entries
● A video work consisting of video footage and/or still images with a length of 6 to 180 seconds.
● Any video-recording device may be used.
● 360° videos are restricted to edited works that do not rely on a 360° video playback device or application for viewing.
● File size: up to 400 MB of video data at the time of submission per work. File format: MOV or MP4.
● Any music used for the submitted work must not violate the copyrights or other rights of any third party.

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