Nikon Small World Entry Deadline is April 30th

Scientists, photographers and photomicrographers have until April 30th to submit images taken through the light microscope for consideration in the 35th Annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World celebrates the world’s best photomicrographers who showcase advanced scientific disciplines, while demonstrating an understanding of the beauty that can occur at the intersection of science and art.

Winners of the prestigious competition receive international attention in leading scientific and general interest publications. In previous years, coverage has appeared in outlets such as Nature, Popular Science, ABC News and Time Magazine, among others.

“I still cannot get over typing my name into an Internet Search Engine and seeing all the returns – it is quite a humbling experience,” said Michael Stringer, 2008 Nikon Small World winner. “Since this happened, I have taken quite a few bookings for publications. I couldn’t be more pleased with the recognition I’ve received from winning this most prestigious photographic competition.”

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.

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