Nikon Photomicrography and Video Competition

Deadline: 30 April 2018
Open to: to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope
Award: the first three prizes are USD 3,000, USD 2,000 and USD 1,000


Celebrating 43 years of images captured by the light microscope, Nikon opens entry for 2018, for its Small World competitions.

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.


The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Truly international in scope, entries have been received from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists.


  • Winners will receive one of 20 prizes, sorted according to rank in the competition;
  • The first three prize are 3,0002,000 and 1,000 (USD) respectively.

How to apply?

There is no entry fee. In order to apply follow this link.

For more information visit the official website.

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