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Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015
Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 will be accepted between September 15 and December 15, 2014.
Nikon Photo Contest (NPC) is one of the world’s most prestigious international photo contests. Held since 1969, the goal behind the contest is to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike. The name of the contest was changed to “Nikon Photo Contest” the last time it was held (34th time), and with 99,339 entries—the largest number of entries in the history of the contest—from 153 countries and regions around the world judged by a globally diverse panel of 17 judges, Nikon Photo Contest is a truly international contest.
- Category A: Theme “HOME”, single photo
- Category B: Theme “HOME”, photo story (two to five images that present the theme.)
- Category C: Open theme, single photo
- Category D: Open theme, photo story (two to five images.)
- Category E: Theme “HOME”, 6 to 180 seconds in length
- Category F: Open theme, 6 to 180 seconds in length
About the theme “HOME”
Home. It’s a place. It’s a feeling. It’s where and how you live. It’s what you value, no matter where you are. We at Nikon recognize that home is at the heart of everything. This year’s contest asks you to show us what home means to you.
Contest Prize & TERMS
1st place per category. The winners will receive a trophy, an award certificate, and Nikon products equivalent to 500,000 yen and the opportunity to show their portfolios on the Nikon Photo Contest Website.
2nd place 5 awards per category. The winners will receive a trophy, an award certificate, and Nikon products equivalent to 200,000 yen.
3rd place: awards per category. The winners will receive a trophy, an award certificate, and Nikon products equivalent to 100,000 yen.
Participants Award for Most Popular Entry:1 award. The winner will receive a trophy, an award certificate, and 500,000 yen.
Generation N: For the most promising entrants under age 19 with a fresh take on the world. 10 awards*2. The winners will receive an award certificate and Nikon products equivalent to 300,000 yen. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All Photographers Worldwide Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited and to which the entrant holds all applicable rights
Although entrants retain the copyright and other equivalent rights to their entries, the organizer retains the rights listed below under “Organizer's Rights.” USAGE RIGHTS: Organizer's Rights
The organizer reserves the right to publish entries to its public social networking service accounts throughout the submission period in order to publicize the contest. The organizer reserves the right to publish all entries onto its website and social networking service accounts after the first round of judging. Some entries may be cropped for publication.
With the objective of publicizing the contest, the organizer reserves in perpetuity the non exclusive right to publish, reproduce, make public, display, print, distribute and screen winning entries on websites and public social networking service accounts, in photo exhibitions, and in facilities managed by the organizer, its affiliates, and overseas subsidiaries without further compensation to or the additional prior consent of the entries' creators
The organizer will display the names of the winners and the titles of the winning entries on its websites and public social networking service accounts, at photo exhibitions, and in other locations where the works are shown. ●
With the objective of accomplishing the goals outlined in the foregoing clause, the organizer may (a) display the winning entries in whole or in part on websites or public social networking service accounts under its administration, with or without the addition of graphical effects, sound effects or music and (b) employ the winning entries in whole or in part in the creation of posters, tickets and pamphlets promoting photo exhibitions and other events. The winners agree not to exercise rights to works so used.
Upon agreement with the creator, the organizer reserves in perpetuity the non exclusive right to publish, reproduce, make public, display, print, distribute and screen winning entries with labels identifying them as winners of the Nikon Photo Contest, without further compensation.
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