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2017-07-10

Nikon Corporation Announces Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017

The international photo contest received works from over 76,000 submissions from 170 countries

NEW DELHI, 10 July 2017 – Nikon India, 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, leaders in imaging technology, which recently completed a milestone of 10 years’ presence in India, is pleased to announce the winners of Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017. Held since 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest is one of the world's premier international photo contests.

Commenting on the announcement, Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “This year’s Nikon Photography Contest has been a huge success and it is exciting to have six winning entries from the Indian market. As a company, Nikon has always invested in promoting the photography culture and this contest is a testament of the same. We would like to congratulate all the winners from India.

He further added that “As a company we will continue to offer such opportunities to the consumers, which will help them, hone their photography skills.”

“India has a great pool of talent and the fact that we have six winning pictures further bolsters our effort to empower the photographers of India. Nikon Photo Contest has received immense interest and is regarded as a prestigious platform for the budding photographers” said Sajjan Kumar, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales and Strategy, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd.
 

Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Winners

These winning photos will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Judging Results page starting today, and will be followed by winners of other awards.

•  Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017
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For the 36th Nikon Photo Contest, a Nikon 100th Anniversary Award with the theme “Celebration” was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Nikon's establishment. In addition to the Nikon 100th Anniversary Award, entries were also accepted in the Next Generation and Open categories, the theme of which was “Future”. A total of 21,511 photographers from 170 countries and regions submitted 76,356 works, marking a new record for the Contest in terms of the number of countries and regions from which entries were submitted.

Final judging took place at the beginning of June 2017 in Tokyo. Judging was performed by an international panel of professionals from a variety of fields, led by graphic designer and art director Neville Brody, known around the world for his work on a wide variety of design projects, from record jacket designs to corporate global branding.

Lead Judge Neville Brody's summary of the Contest

“Entries ranged enormously in their subject matter and interest: some were joyful and observational, but a large majority were political or offered a philosophic commentary on the contemporary world. The winners themselves reflect a balance between the artistic eye and the ability to tell a story. Global concerns and issues are captured and expressed with simple reality – images that help us understand better who we are, and expose us to greater truths of the world we inhabit. These images transport us beyond the mundane into worlds of revelation and possibility, linking us to the narratives which unite us all.”

Each entry was judged for the universality of the story it tells, its diversity, the strength of its message, and creativity. The suitability of the technique(s) used to express these characteristics was also judged. In the end, in addition to choosing one Nikon 100th Anniversary Prize winner and one Grand Prize winner from entries in the other two categories, the judges awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each category and format (single photo/photo story/video). The Award for the Most Popular Entry, voted for by participants in the Contest, was also selected.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on July 27, 2017 at Nikon headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo, where we expect to see many of the prize-winning photographers, including the Grand Prize winner.

Nikon Photo Contest, one of the world's largest international photo contests

Nikon Photo Contest is an international photo contest with a significant history behind it. The goal of the Contest is to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike. Since the first Contest was held in 1969, hundreds of thousands of photographers from around the world have participated and shown their support. To date, more than 410,000 photographers have submitted over 1,620,000 photographic works to the Contest, making it a truly international event.

Nikon 100 Year Anniversary

Since the company was established in 1917, Nikon has cultivated its status as a pioneer of optical technologies in Japan and overseas. Guided by our corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity,” we provide a wide range of technologies, products and services globally by harnessing our advanced technologies, the core of which encompasses opto-electronics and precision technologies. We are proud to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2017.

About Nikon India

Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of five Nikon owned Service Centres (5 Branches), 32 ASCs (authorized service centres), 57 Nikon Collection Centres and over 4500 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up over 120 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.

Nikon Corporation

Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.

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