No subject is too small for this annual competition.
Due April 30th, 2017 - The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
In 2011, Nikon announced that it would begin accepting movies taken through the microscope as a new category in the 37th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The introduction of this new category, titled Small World in Motion, encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope and adds a new, distinct discipline to the competition. The movies are judged and honored as a separate category in the competition, complete with prizes for first, second and third places.
The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.
* Movies must be captured using a light microscope, such as one of the Nikon series of compound or stereoscopic microscopes.
* Movies must be no longer than 2 minutes in length.
Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.
$3,000—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
$2,000—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
$1,000—toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
Open worldwide, 18 and older.
is now open!
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