With entries across 170 countries, winners were selected by an international panel of judges based on its relevance to the category’s theme, message, and creativity
New Delhi – 29th July 2019: Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, is pleased to announce the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019. The Nikon Photo Contest, first held in 1969, is one of the largest photo contests in the world.
This year, the Nikon Photo Contest celebrates its 50th anniversary, and with it the 37th edition of the Nikon Photo Contest. Entries were accepted in three categories with corresponding themes.
A record 97,369 entries across all three categories were received from more than 33,000 people from 170 countries and regions around the world.
The winners were selected by an international panel of judges who are prominent in the industry; with world-renowned art director Neville Brody serving as Lead Judge. Winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards from each category were selected based on its relevance to the category’s theme, message, and creativity.
The Grand Prize winner, which was selected from among Gold Prize winners in each category, will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in Tokyo on August 23, 2019. In addition, one submission will receive the Participants’ Choice Prize and the Nikon Photo Contest 50th Anniversary Prize, a new prize which is implemented this year, respectively. A total of 47 awards will be presented.
For more information on the winning entries and images from the final round of judging, visit the Nikon Photo Contest website: https://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/
“This competition asks a lot of questions. One of the main questions it asks is ‘what is the role of photography in the future?” Photography changes in our lives. It’s in all of our phones. It’s everywhere we look. It’s in publishing. Our world has seen more in images than words these days. It’s an international language and it changes and influences the way we are as a people and as a society. So, I think photography can only become more important and more significant. I think the variety in the works that have made it through to the awards, the narratives, the connections, and the surprises I think will make a really interesting debate about the world we live in and how we view it,” said Mr. Neville Brody.
Nikon Photo Contest is an international photo contest which aims to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate, as well as to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike. Since its beginning in 1969, photographers around the world have participated and submitted their works. To date, more than 440,000 photographers have submitted over 1,710,000 imaging works, giving it a significant history and placing in the international community.
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