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The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition
The Nikon Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.
The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists.
Nikon welcomes a broad range of subject matter, 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 - USD $2,000
3rd Prize - USD $1,000
4th Prize - USD $800
5th Prize - USD $600
6th Prize - USD $400
7th-10th Prizes - USD $300 each
11th-20th Prizes - USD $200 each
Honorable Mentions - USD $100 each. The number of Honorable Mention Prizes will be determined by the Judges in their sole discretion.
Images of Distinction - One (1) Nikon-branded promotional item, having a retail value of approximately Thirty-Five (USD$35.00) Dollars (the “Premium Item”). The number of Images of Distinction Prizes will be determined by the Judges in their sole discretion. Nikon may in its sole discretion, provide the winner with a Gift Card (defined below) in the amount of Thirty-Five (USD$35.00) Dollars, in substitution of the Premium Item.
All Prizes will be awarded in the form of a Visa gift card preloaded in the amount of the Prize in U.S. Dollars (the “Gift Card”). Visa is not a sponsor of or otherwise associated with this Competition. The Gift Card is subject to Visa’s applicable terms and conditions, which may include an expiration date for use. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Entrant shall retain ownership of the copyright to the Images. Each winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission or any part thereof, and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. USAGE RIGHTS: Entrant agrees and grants to Sponsor and its affiliates, agencies, dealers, distributors, resellers, licensees, media outlets used, successors and assigns, and/or Administrator (collectively, the “Nikon Parties”) a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, irrevocable, perpetual right and license to reproduce, modify, post, publish, edit, reformat, shorten, display, and/or otherwise use Entrant’s Images and/or Entrant’s name, city, country, and/or Affiliation, in whole or in part, for promotional, trade, marketing, and/or publicity purposes solely in connection with the Competition, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed including but not limited to websites, social media pages, printed materials, traveling exhibits, the Nikon Small World calendar, in emails, and/or at trade shows and events, without any compensation, notification, permission or other consideration.
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