Nikon Photo Competition

Kildare Photographer Tiger

Kildare Photographer Tiger

Once again Nikon have announced details of their annual Photo Competition that will have many photographers frothing at the mouth at the thought of winning the Grand prize….
What I like about this photo competition is there are two categories (1) Free subject: Works that convey your unique perspective and creativity, and (2) Energy: Works that capture the energy of sights and subjects that inspire, motivate or excite you or viewers.
Personally I like the first category as it gives the photographer the creative freedom to express their unique perspective.

The good news is the Nikon Photo Contest International is open to all , professional photographers or amateur photographers, from any part of the world, not just Kildare!
Entries can only be uploaded from Wednesday, September 1st till Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 (Japanese time!) with a limit of 2 images per category. The winners will be announced on the Nikon Photo Contest International website ( by the end of June 2011.

The Grand Prize is a Nikon D3S with AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED and AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, worth around 9,000 Euro in total plus worldwide exposure…
The chances of winning this prize or one of the other 32 prizes on offer are probably slim if you take into account that last year over 18,000 photographers from 153 countries submitted over 51,000 photos for the contest…These figures represent records for the largest number of entries by the most applicants from the most countries ever, which makes the Nikon Photo Contest International a truly international event.

The criteria for entries is as follows, quote – ‘Accepted JPEG images are graphic files taken with digital still cameras (not including medium or large format digital cameras) and scanned data of photographs taken with 35mm film cameras or Advanced Photo System (APS) film cameras. Images that have been digitally edited with software are also accepted. Both colour and black-and-white images are accepted.”
Check out full details at

Please read the full terms and conditions before submitting your entry!