The Nikon Small World Competition has opened up for entries for 2013! This competition is for anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope.
The competition first began in 1975 and since then has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
Winners will have a chance to receive one of 20 prizes. The First prize is $3,000 toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
The Nikon Small World Competition is Recognizing Excellence in Photography through the Microscope
According to the description on the official website…
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.
The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques. Entries submitted to Nikon are then judged by an independent panel of experts who are recognized authorities in the area of photomicrography and photography. These entries are judged on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.
Each year, the top 20 prize-winners are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada. Many winning images are also featured on the covers of prestigious scientific and industrial journals.
Don’t forget to visit the official website for further info.