NIKON PHOTO CONTEST INTERNATIONAL 2002-2003

NPCI 2002-2003 Call for Entries
Nikon Corporation will begin accepting submissions for the Nikon Photo Contest International (NPCI) 2002-2003 on May 1, 2002.

NPCI is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious international photographic contests. It is also one of the most popular, supported avidly by photographic enthusiasts worldwide since its inception in 1969. The primary goal of NPCI is to increase awareness of -- and participation in -- photographic culture, among professionals and amateurs alike.

NPCI 2002-2003 marks the 29th edition of the event. For the first time, we will accept entries from within Japan, and we are fortunate to have the cooperation of Yahoo! JAPAN and the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (NFUAJ) as we conduct the contest.

In the entry division, Yahoo! JAPAN’s contribution to NPCI 2002-2003 enables the submission of Web entries of digital photos sent via the Internet, in addition to the traditional prints and slides.

NPCI 2002-2003 features two themes -- Category A: Free Subject, a standard theme from contests past, and Category B: “Love & Peace”, a theme created and proposed jointly by Nikon and the NFUAJ. We are very excited about the variety of entries this timely and universal theme will inspire. Prints/slides and Web entries will be accepted for both categories.

Furthermore, Nikon will donate US$1.00 to NFUAJ for each entrant. The proceeds will be used to support UNESCO’s activities, which include the protection of World Heritage Sites, educational projects and other such undertakings, all aimed at promoting world peace.

With the cooperation of Yahoo! JAPAN and NFUAJ, Nikon is sponsoring NPCI 2002-2003 to extend the reach of the photography and imaging culture, thus making a valuable contribution to society on a global scale. We hope for the participation of as many photographers as possible.


Outline of NPCI 2002-2003


Entrant criteria

Any professional or amateur photographer worldwide
Entry division

(1) Print / Slide Division

Entry division:
Print / Slide

Entry theme:
Category A: Free subject
Category B: “Love & Peace”

Entry formats:
Prints and slides taken with a 35mm or Advanced Photo System camera, or prints taken with a digital camera

Max. no. of submissions:
Five photos in each category


(2) Web Entry Division

Entry division:
Web Entry

Entry theme:
Category A: Free subject
Category B: “Love & Peace”

Entry formats:
Photo data captured with a digital camera or scanned film data taken with a 35mm or Advanced Photo System camera

Max. no. of submissions:
One photo in each category


*Entry theme of Category B “Love & Peace” is a joint theme of NIKON CORPORATION and the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
Application period

Print / Slide Division: May 1, 2002 - Oct. 31, 2002
Web Entry Division: July 1, 2002 - Oct. 31, 2002
How to apply

[ Print / Slide Division ]
Please fill out the printed entry form or a printout of the entry form available on the NPCI 2002-2003 website (http://nikon.yahoo.co.jp), and send it to your nearest Nikon distributor* along with your photographs.


*Not all the Nikon distributors accept entry submissions. Please refer to the list of available distributors attached to the entry form package.

[ Web Entry Division ]
Go to the NPCI 2002-2003 website (http://nikon.yahoo.co.jp) and fill out the online entry form, then upload it along with your photographs.
Judging and announcement of winners

All entries will be judged by a panel of professional photographers, and persons connected with Yahoo! JAPAN and NFUAJ.
The judges’ decisions will be finalized, and the winners will be announced on the Nikon NPCI website (http://www.nikon-image.com/eng/npci) and by press release, by the end of June, 2003.
Awards and prizes

The Grand Prize winner will be given Nikon imaging products equivalent to U.S.$10,000 and a crystalline award engraved with his/her name. Awards will be given for approximately 150 photographs (awards subject to change without notice).



For details, please visit http://www.nikon-image.com/eng/npci or http://nikon.yahoo.co.jp/eng