2008 04 30 Nikon Small World Competition

The Competition


Nikon Small World Competition

Ends 30 April 2008

This prestigious annual contest promoted by Nikon Instruments has been running since 1977 and is a celebration of both the technical excellence and artistic expression involved in creating scientific imagery. Images must have been taken through a microscope using any of the techniques of light microscopy.

Nikon made clear that any commercial opportunities that may arise with regard to the winning entries will be passed to the submitting photographer and negotiated without Nikon's involvement. This is an excellent policy that we would urge all competition sponsors and promoters to adopt.

Winning images only in this contest will be retained by Nikon Instruments solely for the purposes of promoting this contest and will be exhibited in various exhibitions in North America.

The majority of the entrants to this competition are not professional photographers but rather scientists who are capturing images for the purposes of their research. In this community, non-commercial open access image sharing (with proper credit) is considered a normal practice and an important part of scientific collaboration.

The participants in this competition expect their imagery will be shared and welcome the added publicity and the benefits such publicity brings to their careers.  A critical factor in scientific research is to be published in the scientific journals that recognize the winners of the Small World competition. This recognition can be very important to a scientist's career development since it brings greater awareness to his/her research.

There is a top prize of $3,000.00 and the competition is open to entrants over the age of 18

For further information please visit the competition website.

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This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists

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