More than 60,000 entries from 153 regions worldwide
August 11, 2011
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the selection of the award winners for the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011.
The Grand Prix award winner is “Learning to fly” by Mr. Debarshi Duttagupta. This photo, along with the other award winners will be announced and displayed on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 Judging Results page.
The world’s largest international photo contest of its kind
Nikon sponsors the Nikon Photo Contest International to provide an avenue for professional and amateur photographers around the world to communicate, and also to contribute to the enrichment and further development of photographic culture. In recent years, the contest has been staged every other year.
First held in 1969, the 33rd NPCI in 2010 invited submissions in two categories under the themes of “Free subject” and “Energy.” At least 23,000 photographers from 153 countries and regions worldwide participated, submitting over 60,000 photo entries. This makes it the largest contest in the world to date, by the number of submissions and entrants received. The cultural diversity of the entrants also continues to expand with each staging of the contest
The photograph selected as the Grand Prix Award winner, which was singled out as the best of the best from among this large number of submissions, was “Learning to fly” by Debarshi Duttagupta of India. In addition, a total of 53 other award winners were chosen from over 60,000 photos submitted in the “Free subject” and “Energy” categories.
"This shot was taken in Varanasi, India. The sheer energy created by the diver was truly fascinating. This was an experience of a lifetime, for which the true feeling cannot be expressed in words, although it can definitely be expressed through my camera."
The award winners along with their works can be seen on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 Judging Results website beginning today
A mini gallery is also planned for the site. Here we will introduce works other than those submitted for the contest by the Grand Prix Award and Young Photographer Award winners, as well as the runners-up.
Also scheduled is an exhibition of the winning photographs from the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011:
The copyright of award winning photographs of Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 belong to photographers and is protected by law.