One of the world’s biggest international photo contests with more than 170 participating countries and regions


New Delhi,

Nikon India Private Ltd. is proud to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 will be accepted beginning 09:30 a.m. October 22, 2020 Indian Standard Time.

The Nikon Photo Contest was first held in 1969 and is currently one of the world’s largest international photo contest. It aims to enrich imaging culture by providing an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers around the world to engage with one another. In the previous 37th Contest, in which the Nikon Photo Contest celebrated its 50th anniversary, a total of 33,000 photographers from 170 countries and regions across the world submitted 97,369 works, marking a new record for number of entrants and works submitted.

Elaborating on the announcement Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Managing Director, Nikon India, said “Since past years we have been witnessing surge of participation from India and it is overwhelming to see how our passionate photographers and videographers express themselves so beautifully through their content.

All the participants showcase the spirit through the language of content creation irrespective of age or level of experience, and we are truly proud to recognize their efforts with this platform. Nikon as a company is always committed towards providing continued encouragement to promote the photography culture not only in India but across the globe.”

Neville Brody Selected as Lead Judge

We are pleased to be once again welcoming Art Director Neville Brody as Lead Judge for the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021. Mr. Brody has served as Lead Judge in the last two Nikon Photo Contests.

Neville Brody is an influential figure whose work spans over more than three decades, ranging from album sleeves to corporate branding for global businesses. He is an inspiration for a wide variety of artists, including young photographers who will lead the next generation.

In these challenging times, we need creative and cultural opportunities to remind us of our humanity and resilience, both celebrating and observing the planet and our communities in new ways. The Nikon Photo Contest is one of the most respected and key opportunities to explore these new questions and possible ways of thinking, where imagination meets connection.

This will be the third time I have been asked to lead the jury for this year’s competition, and I am humbled and honoured to be given this new challenge and responsibility. The Nikon Photo Contest has evolved in these few years, dynamically embracing change and a greater and more direct connection with the human spirit. Entering the contest will provide an amazing window for your work. We are

looking for your creative, dynamic, and personal views, and hope to provide a platform to help you share that excellence with the world, both professionally and publicly.

*Judges will be announced on the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 website as they are appointed.

Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 Overview

The Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021, the 38th Contest since its beginning, will comprise of a photo competition and a short film competition, both of which will accept entries in the Open and Next Generation categories.

The theme for the Open category is “Connect”. We ask that you explore the meaning and significance of communication, as well as the bonds that connect people to the world, and through imaging, express your unique perspective on the “connection” you experience around you.

The theme for the Next Generation category, open to photographers 25 years old and younger, is “Passion”. Passion evokes action, engenders empathy, and possesses the power to create the future. At times, it can move the world. We want you to convey through imaging the pure and devoted passion from your perspective.

Announcement of the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 is scheduled for July 2021.


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