New York, NY—As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Nikon Inc. announced two new programs to recognize and support the next generation of visual creators. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship will award 10 college students with academic scholarships of $10,000.
In addition, the company will identify and recognize rising stars on digital platforms. Nikon will acknowledge them as a part of the curated Nikon100 List.
“For the past 100 years, Nikon has been at the forefront of optical innovation and exploration,” said Kosuke Kawaura, director, Marketing, Communications & Planning, Nikon Inc.
“We have never been more excited about the future of imaging. And we are committed to supporting the next generation of photographers and creators that are eager to capture and share their world.”
Nikon Storytellers Scholarship
This fall, Nikon will announce the scholarship criteria for students throughout the United States and Canada. Submissions will be reviewed, selected and awarded prior to the 2018–2019 school year. Recognizing the value of education and creative collaboration, Nikon is using their 100th anniversary milestone to celebrate current and future creators.
“Nikon understands the dedication it takes to pursue and become successful in creative fields. And we are honored to play a role in supporting students’ achievement in academic excellence,” added Kawaura.
In addition to the scholarship, Nikon will identify and curate a list of rising stars in photography. The #Nikon100 List will identify photographers on Instagram that are creating inspiring work and telling amazing stories. Throughout the 100-day campaign, Nikon will highlight one new photographer each day. Moreover, the company will share that individual’s photos on the Nikon Instagram channel with hashtag #Nikon100.
These programs build upon the commitment Nikon has made to support imaging talent. Nikon is also the founding sponsor of the Eddie Adams Workshop. It is an intense four-day gathering of top photography professionals and 100 carefully selected, gifted students.
Moreover, Nikon has a robust product loan program for students to learn the art of photography at 33 colleges and universities throughout the country. In addition, Nikon has been teaching photographers of all levels for more than 30 years. It does this through the Nikon School program with both online and offline courses.
Students interested in the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship and those looking to learn more about the #Nikon100 List can follow Nikon on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, as well as Snapchat. They may also visit nikonusa.com this fall for more details.