The 33rd Nikon Photo Contest International is an international photo contest designed to provide an opportunity for photographers of all skill levels around the world to communicate and contribute to photographic culture. In recent years, the contest has been held every other year.
Since it was first held in 1969, this contest has steadily gained popularity with photographers from around the world with more than 320,000 photographers submitting over 1,310,000 photos. More than 18,000 photographers from 153 countries submitted over 51,000 photos for the 2008-2009 contest. These numbers represent records for the largest number of entries by the most applicants from the most countries ever, making the Nikon Photo Contest International a truly international event.
Entries for the 2010-2011 contest will be accepted for two categories. The first category is a free subject category (A) and the second entitled "Energy" (B). Photos of any subject or theme are invited for the free subject category. Entries for the "Energy" category should be photos that capture the energy of sights and subjects that inspire, motivate or excite you or viewers. Photos covering a broad range of subject matter from throughout the world are expected for both categories.
The Emerging Talent Award is awarded to provide younger photographers with an opportunity to share their photos and a goal towards which they may work, and many photos are entered by young photographers each time this contest is held.
Any professional or amateur photographer, regardless of age, gender or nationality, may participate.
Recipients of a total of 53 awards and prizes will receive Nikon imaging products. In addition to their awards, 21 recipients of the Grand Prize, Emerging Talent Awards and Emerging Talent Awards runners up will be permitted to exhibit their entries in the contest Mini Gallery.
Contest's Website: http://www.nikon-npci.com/