38th Nikon Photo Contest Launches for 2020–2021

38th Nikon Photo Contest Launches for 2020–2021


Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. confirmed the 38th Nikon Photo Contest is now underway. The prestigious international contest offers visual creators of all skill levels around the globe a unique opportunity to connect and advance the culture of visual storytelling.

Since the Nikon Photo Contest was first held in 1969, more than 440,000 photographers have submitted 1.71 million images. As a result, the competition is an impactful event for the international photography community. 38th Nikon-Photo-contest-Logo

Moreover, last year, the contest celebrated its 50th anniversary with the largest number of applicants and entries ever submitted; approximately 33,000 photographers from 170 countries and regions submitted 97,369 works.

38th Nikon Photo Contest

The ever-evolving environment surrounding image-making culture continues to inspire us with new perspectives. The Nikon Photo Contest provides a place for visual storytellers to discover new ways to utilize the latest methods and styles of expression. It also provides a vehicle to share powerful stories through the common language of imaging.

“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,” the company announced.

For instructions on how to apply to the 2020–2021 Nikon Photo Contest, click here. You can also view the 2018–2019 Nikon Photo Contest winning submissions.


Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies. Furthermore, the company distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras; Nikkor optics; Speedlights and system accessories; Coolpix compact digital cameras; as well as software products.

In addition, in offers the Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras and Nikkor Z lenses. They achieve a new dimension in optical performance.

What’s more, in 2018, Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced the milestone production of 110 million Nikkor lenses.