Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 Winner's Showcase Photo Exhibition

Date Published: 8/4/2014
Category: Past Photo Exhibition

Nikon Club Malaysia is proud to present the showcase exhibition of the Nikon Photo Contest International 2012-2013. This is a rare opportunity for the public to view the selected pictures and videos from the winners of this pretigious and historical contest. 

Date of exhibtion: 1 July - 31 October 2014
Opening Hours: Daily (10am – 10pm)
Venue: Nikon Photo Gallery
Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur, Level 1, East Wing
Berjaya Times Square, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

The Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 accepted entries to four categories during the period of December 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. The four categories were as follows:

Category A: Single photo
Category B: Photo story (two to five images presenting a theme or idea)
Category C: Photographic video (45 seconds in length)
Category D: Motion Snapshot (a special category celebrating the new form of imaging expression made possible by the function built into Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses that combines still images with movie clips). A total of 22,752 photographers from 153 countries and regions submitted 99,339 works in the 2012-2013 contest. 2013 marked a new record for the largest number of entries in the history of the Contest.

From roughly 100,000 entries, judges selected one Grand Prize winner, a total of 48 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each of categories A—C, and three winners for category D. In addition, the best work captured using a NIKKOR lens was selected for the NIKKOR Award, and a single work selected for the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry.

Final judging took place between June 11 and June 14, 2013 with the global panel of 17 judges of varying age, gender, social and cultural background, and even great diversity in their preferred categories of photography gathering in Tokyo. Winners were selected based on their ability to tell a universal story, diversity, the strength of their message, creativity, and the techniques that best express these concepts.

"The sun comes out" by Shuchen Lang

The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike.

In the last 10 years, with the wide penetration of digital cameras with video capabilities, the environment surrounding image-making has dramatically changed. Adapting to this change, the 34th contest was reconceived, changing its name and its structure, and it continues to evolve to create new standards and provide new opportunities for discovery.

The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images. 

Grand Prize Winner: "elergy of autumn" by Dina Bova