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Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 have been determined

August 2, 2013

The Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 has been announced today.

Ms. Dina Bova’s submission, “Elegy of Autumn”, is the winner of the Grand Prize. All winning images, including the Grand Prize winner, will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 Judging Results page beginning today.

Grand Prize winner, "Elegy of Autumn" Dina Bova (Israel)

Grand Prize winner, “Elegy of Autumn” Dina Bova (Israel)


During the 3 month entry process of the prestigious Nikon photo contest, it received nearly 100,000 entries from 22,752 photographers located in 153 countries. This is a record number of entries for the Nikon Photo Contest (NPC), formerly the Nikon Photo Contest International (NPCI) which has been running since 1969.

Comment from Grand Prize winner, Dina Bova (Israel)

“It is a melody of autumn — a story about elderly couple living together all Life, each in his personal world, each with his own secrets. It’s also a story about immigrants living in a tiny apartment, still keeping their old festive clothes and other memorable things from the previous life. It’s a story of people who live modest life, but with dignity. It’s a story that has both — sadness and smile… In this artwork the spheres serve as metaphors for dissociation from the outside world and even from each other. This work is one of my favorites and very important to me. Its story touches me deeply. So I’m very happy that it was recognized in such a respected competition.”

Judge’s comment on Grand Prize winner

“Our Judges loved this image. It tells so many stories. It is at once traditional and respecting of the elders set in a classic living room, yet whimsical with the reference to space travel. It points to our future while honoring our past. Indeed deserving of the Grand Prize.”(Chris Rainier)

Check out the other winners here

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