Nikon Small World 2023 Last Call for Entries

Apr 26, 2023

The deadline for both the 2023 Nikon Small World Photomicrography and Small World in Motion competitions is coming up on April 30th for scientists and photomicrographers to submit their images and videos taken through the light microscope. Widely regarded as the leading forum to honor visual excellency in video and photomicrography, Nikon Small World showcases the dynamic relationship between imaging technology and artistic creativity.

Each year, winners from the prestigious competitions receive international recognition in leading scientific and general interest publications. Coverage has appeared in various outlets such as National Geographic, BBC Science Focus, Smithsonian Magazine, NBC News and Nature, among others.

“The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World has celebrated thousands of beautiful images for the last 49 years,” said Eric Flem, Communications and CRM Manager for Nikon Instruments Inc. “This year will be no exception, we are eager to see how our entrants have raised the bar utilizing sophisticated scientific techniques and artistic expression.”

Contestants may submit up to three images or movies digitally at Entries will be judged by industry experts on a variety of criteria such as originality, technical proficiency and visual impact. Entrants may use any brand of equipment to create their images or videos.

The top prize is $3,000 for each first-place winner in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography and Small World in Motion competitions. Additional prizes are awarded to the Top 20, Honorable Mentions and Images of Distinction for Small World Photomicrography and the Top 5 and Honorable Mentions for Small World in Motion. 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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