Nikon Small World Call For Entries Deadline April 30th

The 36th Annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition announced that April 30th is the deadline for scientists and photomicrographers to submit images taken through the light microscope. The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World celebrates the world’s best photomicrographers who display sophisticated scientific disciplines, while presenting an understanding of the beauty that can occur when science and art are joined.

Winners of the prestigious competition receive international attention in leading scientific and general interest publications and Web sites. In previous years, coverage has appeared in a variety of outlets including Newsweek, The New York Times, National Geographic, Nature, Popular Science, ABC News and, among others.

“I was extremely honored to receive recognition by the Nikon Small World Competition,” said Dr. Heiti Paves, a scientist of Tallinn University of Technology and 2009 Nikon Small World First Place Winner. “Over the years, the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition has celebrated thousands of beautiful images, and I believe I speak on behalf of all winners when I say we are happy to share our pictures and raise interest in our work broadly through this contest.”

Contestants may submit up to three images, either digitally at, or via film at Nikon Small World, 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747-3064. Rules and entry forms are also available at Entries will be judged by top industry experts on a variety of criteria including originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact. Entrants may use any brand of equipment to create their images.

Entrants with the top 20 photos will receive prizes of Nikon equipment, with first and second prize winners receiving $3,000 and $2,000 worth of equipment respectively. Additionally, the winning images will be featured at museums across the country as part of the Nikon Small World Museum Tour.