PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Announces The Judges For The 33rd Nikon Photo Contest International 2010 - 2011
Ten Judges from Across the World Were Selected Due to Their Familiarity with Digital Photography and Their Keen Awareness of Changing Photographic Trends
MELVILLE, NY (September 27, 2010) - Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce the ten judges for the 33rd Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011. The Nikon Photo Contest International is the world’s largest international photo contest, and provides an opportunity for photographers to express themselves and to share their feelings and impressions with people around the world through their photographs.
Since the contest’s inception in 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest International has steadily gained notoriety with photographers from every corner of the Earth with more than 320,000 photographers submitting over 1,310,000 photos. During the 2008-2009 contest, more than 18,000 photographers from 153 countries submitted more than 51,000 photos. These numbers represent a new record for the largest number of entries by the most applicants from the most countries ever, making the Nikon Photo Contest International a truly global event.
The Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 Judges
The appointed judges of the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 have been selected from various professional photographic fields. In response to the cross-cultural nature of the competition, the selected judges have been chosen for their knowledge and expertise of digital photography and their understanding of current photographic trends.
Mr. Hiromi Tsuchida (Chief of Judges) – Affiliate Professor at the Osaka University of Arts
Mr. Teruo Sekiguchi – Affiliate Professor at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts
Ms. Yoshino Oishi – Freelance Documentary Photographer
Mr. Sanjiro Minamikawa – European Culture Photographer
Mr. Masato Terauchi – Independent Photographer
Mr. Hiroshi Osaka – Award Winning Photographer
Mr. Vincent Munier (France) – Nature Photographer
Ms. Robin Layton (USA) – Photojournalist and Artist
Mr. David Dare (Hong Kong) – Nikon-Walkley Award Winning Photographer
Ms. Yurie Nagashima (Japan) – Award Winning Photographer
For more information on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 judges:
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 through Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Fill out an application form on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website and transmit image data through the website.
Awards and Prizes:
A total of 53 prizes will be awarded, with one photo receiving the contest’s Grand Prize. From each category, 16 photos will receive first, second and third prizes. Four photos entered by photographers aged under 30 [born on or after January 1, 1981] will receive Emerging Talent Awards, and 16 Emerging Talent Award runners-up will have the chance to exhibit their entries in the contest’s Mini Gallery.
Winners will be announced June 2011 with an exhibition of the winning photographs planned.* The goal of the Nikon Photo Contest International is to provide an opportunity for photographers to express themselves and to share their own feelings and impressions with people around the world through their photographs.
*Exhibition venue and dates to be decided at a later date.
**Prizes to be awarded are subject to change without previous announcement. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash.
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(First posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 17:00 EDT)