Each entry was judged for the universality of the story it tells, its diversity, the strength of its message, and creativity. The suitability of the technique(s) used to express these characteristics was also judged. In the end, in addition to choosing one Nikon 100th Anniversary Prize winner and one Grand Prize winner from entries in the other two categories, the judges awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each category and format (single photo/photo story/video). The Award for the Most Popular Entry, voted for by participants in the Contest, was also selected.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on July 27, 2017 at Nikon headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo, where we expect to see many of the prize-winning photographers, including the Grand Prize winner.
An international Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Photo Exhibition, which will debut at Tokyo's Daikanyama T-Site Garden Gallery, is also planned. The exhibition will be held in Japan as follows.
• Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Photo Exhibition
Venue: Daikanyama T-Site Garden Gallery
Time and Dates: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 29 through Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Venue: Nikon Plaza Shinjuku, THE GALLERY
Scheduled for October, 2017
* We will announce dates and information for exhibitions on the Nikon Photo Contest website as soon as details are confirmed.