Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 Have Been Determined

      Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 Have Been Determined

  PR Newswire

  DUBAI, UAE, August 4, 2013

DUBAI, UAE, August 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

From nearly 100,000 submissions, the most in its history, from 153 countries
and regions

Nikon Corporation has announced the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest
2012-2013.

 (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130804/633341 )

Ms. Dina Bova's submission, "Elegy of Autumn", is the winner of the Grand
Prize. All winning images, including the Grand Prize winner, will be exhibited
on the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 Judging Results page beginning today.

Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013: http://www.nikon-photocontest.com

The Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 accepted entries to four categories during
the period of December 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. The four categories
were as follows:

Category A: Single photo

Category B: Photo story (two to five images presenting a theme or idea)

Category C: Photographic video (45 seconds in length)

Category D: Motion Snapshot (a special category celebrating the new form of
imaging expression made possible by the function built into Nikon 1 advanced
cameras with interchangeable lenses that combines still images with movie
clips). A total of 22,752 photographers from 153 countries and regions
submitted 99,339 works in the 2012-2013 contest. This year marked a new
record for the largest number of entries in the history of the Contest.

From roughly 100,000 entries, judges selected one Grand Prize winner, a total
of 48 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each of categories A-C, and three
winners for category D. In addition, the the best work captured using a
NIKKOR lens was selected for the NIKKOR Award, and a single work selected for
the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry.

Final judging took place between June 11 and June 14, 2013 with the global
panel of 17 judges of varying age, gender, social and cultural background, and
even great diversity in their preferred categories of photography, gathering
in Tokyo. Winners were selected based on their ability to tell a universal
story, diversity, the strength of their message, creativity, and the
techniques that best express these concepts. 

Award-winning works from the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 will be exhibited
as indicated below.

Tokyo, Ginza Nikon Salon: August 28 (Wednesday) to September 10 (Tuesday),
2013

Osaka, Osaka Nikon Salon: October 3 (Thursday) to October 16 (Wednesday),
2013

Nikon Salon:  http://www.nikon-image.com/activity/salon/

  *Comment from Grand Prize winner, Dina Bova (Israel)

"It is a melody of autumn - a story about elderly couple living together all
Life, each in his personal world, each with his own secrets. It's also a
story about immigrants living in a tiny apartment, still keeping their old
festive clothes and other memorable things from the previous life. It's a
story of people who live modest life, but with dignity. It's a story that has
both - sadness and smile… In this artwork the spheres serve as metaphors for
dissociation from the outside world and even from each other. This work is
one of my favorites and very important to me. Its story touches me deeply. So
I'm very happy that it was recognized in such a respected competition."

  *Judge's comment on Grand Prize winner

"Our Judges loved this image. It tells so many stories. It is at once
traditional and respecting of the elders set in a classic living room, yet
whimsical with the reference to space travel. It points to our future while
honoring our past. Indeed deserving of the Grand Prize."

(Chris Rainier)

  *Nikon Photo Contest, one of the world's most prestigious international
    photo contests

Nikon Photo Contest (NPC), previously known as Nikon Photo Contest
International (NPCI) and presented by Nikon since 1969, is one of the world's
most prestigious international photo contests. It is designed to contribute
to the expansion of photographic culture by providing an opportunity for
photographers from around the world to communicate and exchange their
photographic vision, irrespective of professional or amateur status.

Since the first Contest was held in 1969, thousands of photographers from
around the world have participated and shown their support for the contest.
To date, more than 370,000 photographers have submitted over 1,460,000
photographic works in the contest, making it a truly international event. With
the 34th Contest, held this fiscal year, a number of changes were made to
submission requirements, including the addition of a new photographic video
category.

The copyright of award winning photographs of Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013
belong to photographers and is protected by law.

The images can be viewed on your monitor for non-commercial and personal
purpose, and should not be used otherwise.

The images are not allowed to be modified, used for commercial purpose nor
should they be publicly displayed.



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