Participate in the Prestigious Nikon Photo Contest

Photos: Zsolt Kudich (top left); Veikko Wallstrเธฃเธ–m (top right); Volker Reister (bottom right); Dina Bova (bottom left)
Photos: Zsolt Kudich (top left); Veikko Wallstrเธฃเธ–m (top right); Volker Reister (bottom right); Dina Bova (bottom left)

As a species, we have used visuals to communicate long before language was invented, and it remains a powerful tool of storytelling even today. Just as writers use words and sentences to create mood, a photographer uses light and composition to tell the story. Love, joy, defeat and desolation—a good photograph can capture each of these emotions in their subject. A great photograph can make the viewer feel these sentiments too.

Putting the spotlight on the art of photography is the Nikon Photo Contest, conducted by the Nikon Corporation since 1969. With time and leaps in technology, the categories of the competition have evolved, but the vision remains the same: to share the stories that truly matter.

Click here to see winning photos from previous years. Click here to participate.

Who can enter: The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages and nationalities. Entries can be shot on any digital device, including smartphones, except for the Nikon 100th Anniversary Award category.

How to enter: There are 3 entry categories in which you can enter your photographs. More here.

What you win: There are a number or prizes, including a 500,000 yen cash prize and a Nikon D5.

Contest ends: Friday, January 27, 2017 (closes at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time)

Get more information and submit your entry here .