Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017

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Okay, this is exciting!  Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 will be accepted between October 17, 2016 and 1:00pm (JST) on January 27, 2017.

“The Nikon Photo Contest is recognized globally as a key place to discover new and rising talent, searching out new insights and rich imaginative power and inspiration. As Lead Judge, I feel that it is my responsibility to continue this great tradition by selecting works that express new ideas and superior quality for introduction to the world. With both excitement and trepidation, I hope that the work performed by other judges and myself will make this a Contest that satisfies all who participate. I am also looking forward to seeing just how participants express their wonderful ideas and creativity through the works they submit.”  Neville Brody, Lead Judge


The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or nationality. All categories will accept entries captured with any digital device, including smartphones, except for the Nikon 100th Anniversary Award.

Entry categories

  1. Nikon 100th Anniversary Award
    • Theme: “Celebration”
    • Entry format: single photo
    • Limited to Nikon equipment.
    • No age restriction.
  2. Next Generation Award
    • Theme: “Future”
    • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
    • Any equipment can be used.
    • Entrants must be under the age of 30 (29 and younger).
  3. The Open Award
    • Theme: “Future”
    • Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images), video
    • Any equipment can be used.
    • No age restriction.

Entry period

October 17, 2016 to January 27, 2017 (closes at 1:00pm JST)

How to enter

Enter the contest by providing the required information in the entry form on the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 website ( This form will be available from 1:00pm (JST) on October 17, 2016.
See the Nikon Photo Contest website at the following URL for further details regarding contest eligibility, submission rules, judging, etc.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.

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