Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.
July 2, 2014
Small Creature Provides Scientist Big Inspiration
May 16, 2014
Over the past 40 years, Nikon has hosted some of the most influential individuals from the scientific community and science journalism as judges for the annual competition.
April 23, 2014
The winning video shows a sequence of “virtual” slices through the whole embryo with 10 days of (in egg) gestation. With this technique, studying the whole anatomy of large specimens like this is possible.
February 13, 2014
Enter our Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2014 Nikon Small World calendar. One lucky winner will also be selected to win the grand prize – a Nikon COOLPIX P520 Digital Camera.
October 30, 2013
Nikon is pleased to reveal winners of the 2013 annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, awarding first prize to longtime competitor Wim van Egmond of The Netherlands for his image Chaetoceros debilis (marine diatom).
June 12, 2013
Panel includes esteemed individuals working in the scientific community and science journalism.
May 17, 2013
An in-depth look at one of the 2013 Nikon Small World in Motion winning movies.
May 3, 2013
What does a mosquito look like in extreme close-up? The Wall Street Journal features selected images from the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.
2011 Photomicrography Competition
- Morris Museum
Jun 13, 2014 – Aug 03, 2014
- Rochester Institute of Technology
Jan 20, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014
- Pacific Science Center
Jul 27, 2014 – Sep 28, 2014
- MOSI - Museum of Science and Industry
Jun 27, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014
- American Museum of Science and Energy
Jun 13, 2014 – Sep 14, 2014