Nikon Photo Contest 2021

Nikon Photo Contest 2021

Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021
Entry Guidelines
Entry Categories
1. Photo Competition
i. Open Category
Theme: “Connect”
Entry format: Single photo or photo story (two to five images)
Any equipment can be used
No age restrictions
ii. Next Generation Category
Theme: “Passion”
Entry format: single photo or photo story (two to five images)
Any equipment can be used
Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of December, 31st, 2020
2. Short Film Competition
i. Open Category
Theme: “Connect”
Entry format: 180 to 300 seconds long video (MOV or MP4)
Any equipment can be used
If any language is used within the video, English language subtitles must be 
included
No age restrictions
ii. Next Generation Category
Theme: “Passion”
Entry format: 180 to 300 seconds long video (MOV or MP4)
Any equipment can be used
If any language is used within the video, English language subtitles must be 
included
Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of December, 31st, 2020

Entry Period
Please note that entry deadlines differ depending on the category.
 Photo Competition Open Category
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, January 25th, 2021
(until 4:00am (UTC))
 Photo Competition Next Generation Category
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, February 1st, 2021
(until 4:00am (UTC))
 Short Film Competition Open Category
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, February 8th, 2021
(until 4:00am (UTC))
 Short Film Competition Next Generation Category
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, February 15th, 2021
(until 4:00am (UTC))
Eligibility
The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender, or 
nationality.
 Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. 
By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they 
have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.
 The contest is not open to employees of Nikon (the "organizer") or its 
subsidiaries or affiliates.
Regarding Entries
[Photo Competitions]
Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines
 Entry is limited to original works for which the entrant holds all applicable rights.
 Only one video may be submitted.
 Entries and the persons depicted therein are restricted to works for which the 
entrant holds the copyright or for which the entrant has received the prior usage 
permission of the right holder.
 Before submitting a work, the entrant is responsible for taking all steps necessary 
to protect the right of publicity and other rights of persons depicted in the work, 
including but not limited to obtaining their permission, to avoid any problems 
related to the infringement of these rights.
 Entrants are responsible for the resolution of any legal issues arising from their 
submitted works and agree to pay any costs thereby incurred.
 Entries including any content from (1) to (5) below may be disqualified at the 
organizer’s discretion:
1) Content that infringes on any laws, or is defamatory or libelous 
2) Content that constitutes or encourages criminal behavior, leads to civil liability, 
or that otherwise violates any laws
3) Commercial content that promotes any products or services
4) Content in which animals were harmed or manipulated in the making of said 
content
5) Content which infringes on the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any 
other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity (whether
individuals or companies), or violates any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, 
including:
- trademarks owned by third parties (examples: billboards or signs on a street)
- materials protected by third-party copyrights (including movie dialogue or 
musical compositions)
- names, likenesses, voices, or other characteristics identifying celebrities or 
other public figures
- entries containing screen credits

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