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Photography Tips \ AUG 27th 2010

Nikon Launches the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011

Nikon Launches the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011

Nikon has announced the dates for the 33rd Nikon Photo Contest International! Entries will be accepted starting September 1, 2010. Established in 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest International is one of the world’s most prestigious international photography contests.

The Nikon Photo Contest provides an opportunity for photographers to showcase their work and contribute to photographic culture.

There are two categories for this year’s submissions: a free subject and “Energy”. The second category, thus Nikon, “…invites applicants to submit images that capture the energy and sights and subjects that inspire, motivate or excite them or viewers.”

Entry dates for the contest run from September 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010. You can submit up to two images for each category (constituting a total of four photos). Prizes, as you might expect, include lots of Nikon cameras and you can find out more about them and the application process here.

Contest Tip: don’t stop shooting when the sun goes down! I would guess that probably 95% of all photos entered in contests are shot during the day, so just by submitting photos that you shot after dark (carnivals, star trails, neon signs) your photos are more likely to stand out! Click here for Jeff Wignall’s free tutorial on some great night photo techniques.

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