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Nikon Small World Competition for Photomicrography, Grand Prize of 3,000 USD 2019

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Nikon Small World Competition for Photomicrography, Grand Prize of 3,000 USD 2019

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Nikon invites professional and amateur photographers from around the world to participate in the 2019 "Nikon Small World Entry Portal". Contestants may enter Nikon's Small World Photomicrography and Video Competitions by uploading digital images and/or movies directly to the secure servers.

General Rules

  1. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible, with the exception of employees of Nikon, their families, the contest judges, and individuals engaged in the manufacture or sale of microscopes, related accessories or photographic equipment.
  2. Former first prizewinners are ineligible to win first prize in the three contests immediately following the contest they won, but can win other prizes.
  3. Any image that has won any other photomicrography competition is not eligible.
  4. Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope, such as one of the Nikon series of microscopes. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. Electron and any other microscopes that do not capture imagery using optical light technology are not permitted.
  5. Macro Photography is not permitted.
  6. The use of Nikon equipment is not required.
  7. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  8. Each entrant may submit up to three images in each contest for judging. A completed and signed official entry form, facsimile, or complete Internet entry form must be used. A separate entry form must be used for Small World and Small World in Motion.
  9. All files will be retained by Nikon Instruments Inc., and will not be returned.
  10. Winning images will only be used in connection with the Nikon Small World Competition and accompanying publicity and will include appropriate photo credits.
  11. Should submitted images have more than one individual to be credited, the names must be provided on the entry form. Individual entering the competition also warrants that they have the right to enter the image on the other parties behalf and holds Nikon harmless in any disputes that arise thereof.



  • 1st Prize - $3,000
  •  2nd Prize - $2,000
  •  3rd Prize - $1,000
  •  4th Prize - $800
  •  5th Prize - $600
  •  6th Prize - $400
  •  7th-10th Prizes - $300 each
  •  11th-20th Prizes - $200 each
  •  Honorable Mentions - $100 each
  •  Images of Distinction - Nikon Backpack (or equivalent)


  • 1st Prize - $3,000
  •  2nd Prize - $2,000
  •  3rd Prize - $1,000
  •  Honorable Mentions - $100 each

Judging Criteria

  1. Originality
  2. Informational Content
  3. Technical Proficiency
  4. Artistic and Visual Impact


United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents
Sample of your work

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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