Nikon’s Small World – Photomicrography Competition

The Nikon International Small World Competition is available for everyone who is interested in photography through the microscope. This is a great chance you should give a try. According to the description in the official page, a photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.

Nationality: all nationalities can apply for this competition

Number of awards: 20

Important information:

  • The subject is free and unrestricted type of light microscopy technique. Those techniques could be phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.
  • Selected winners will be based on originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.
  • The winners’ masterpieces are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Those images are also featured on the covers of prestigious scientific and industrial journals.

To join the competition, you need to:


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