Participate in the 1st Ever Nikonians Photography Awards!
For the first time ever Nikonians is offering opportunities for recognition, exposure, opportunities for learning with professionals and amazing awards that can help you further develop your creativity and passion for photography. Plus through a partnership with LensCulture you will receive direct feedback on your entry from a photo industry professional through a FREE written submission review, one of their most popular service offerings. Don't delay in entering your work!
Nikonians Photography Awards 2017 Competition Gallery
Featured entries are selected daily by the Nikonians Photography Awards 2017 team. You can click on the photos to learn more about the photographer. If you like someone's work, share their submission on Facebook to help them get more exposure!
Nikonians Photography Awards 2017 International Jury
The Nature Conservancy
Arlington VA, USA
Washington D.C. Metro Area, USA
The Photo Society
Chester NJ, USA
As the managing editor of LensCulture, Alexander shapes the site’s daily mix of features, interviews, book reviews and video content—all of which reaches a global monthly audience of 2 million photography lovers. He also manages the site’s vibrant Instagram feed, which has grown to over 400,000 followers since January 2015. One particular pleasure has been producing LensCulture’s recent written and video interviews with photographers. These interviews have been conducted all over the world — in studios, at festivals and online — with some of today’s most accomplished image-makers.
Besides his editorial work, Alexander has helped organize international exhibitions in cities such as London, Barcelona and San Francisco. He has also covered prominent festivals and exhibitions around the globe and served as an expert for numerous portfolio reviews across Europe.
Moderator and Photo Contests Director, Nature & Wildlife Photographer
David Summers is a nature and wildlife photographer from Iowa. David began his career in the visual arts as an Illustrator / Draftsman in the U.S. Navy. He was the head of the graphic arts shop at Naval Special Warfare Group One and Commander Second Fleet / Commander Striking Fleet Atlantic.
Soon after retirement his interest turned to photography. The availability of the digital darkroom and high quality color printing introduced him to many new and exciting possibilities in photography. Eager to learn and share his experience with others, David joined the Nikonians community 2006 and was soon invited to join the team as a moderator and then promoted to the position of Nikonians Photo Contests Director.
|Winners||Finalists||Editors’ Picks||Every Entrant|
|Professional Review by Photo Industry Expert*|
|Opportunities for Immediate Exposure with Peers & Photo Lovers|
|Massive Exposure to our Global Community|
|Nikonians Photography Awards 2017 Online Exhibition|
|Discount Pricing to The Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip & All Inclusive Programs Around the World|
|Online Learning Series from CreativeLive's Camera & Gear Curriculum|
|Featured Article on nikonians.org|
|Nikonians Platinum Membership|
|$10000 in Camera Equipment|
*Professional Review: Available for all 5+ Single entries
**Editors’ Picks: During the competition, the Nikonians Photography Awards editors will curate hundreds of entries for immediate exposure to our global audience through the competition gallery and our Facebook page.
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Awards and Benefits
$10,000 in Camera Equipment
Winning photographers will receive vouchers to purchase the camera equipment of their choice from B&H Photo Video. Cameras, lenses, drones, tripods, flashes, lighting, filters, accessaries & more are available from brands including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Leica, Olympus, Sony & so many more. You can select whatever equipment you are looking for from the brand of your choice, or get the cash.
Professional Review & Critique of Your Work
Every single photographer who enters 5 or more photos will receive a submission review from our partners at LensCulture. LensCulture is the premier destination for discovering contemporary photography and they are dedicated to helping photographers of all levels move forward creatively and professionally. These submission reviews deliver insightful, critical feedback plus recommendations for improving your practice and preparing your work for such opportunities as competitions, grants, juried exhibitions, and other calls for entries. LensCulture has over 100 trusted and qualified educators, photo editors, curators, publishers, gallerists, and other industry professionals who provide meaningful critiques and actionable feedback on your photography.
Online Workshops and Learning Opportunities
Winning photographers and finalists will receive vouchers to select a series of their choice in classes from CreativeLive's Camera & Gear curriculum. Plus, enjoy a 10% off discount good for a full year of Nikonians in person learning events including workshops in Galapagos, Iceland, Sri Lanka, Cuba, Tokyo, and more as well as the twice yearly Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip.
Nikonians Platinum Membership
All winning photographers will receive a free one-year platinum membership to Nikonians.
Immediate Exposure Opportunities
The sooner you enter, the better your chance to be selected by Nikonian's editors for immediate exposure in our Competition Gallery, which is seen by our global audience. Some of these entries selected by the Nikonians editorial team will also be shared across our online channels. Access to additional opportunities and resources to share your work and gain recognition and exposure are provided to all participating photographers.
Massive Exposure to our Nikonians audience with an online exhibition
Winning images will be showcased in the Nikonians 2017 Online Exhibition, accessible by photography-lovers all over the world immediately after the results are announced as well as long after the competition closes. Selected photographers will also be published in feature articles on Nikonians.org and published across Nikonians social media and editorial channels.
These awards have been developed with the Nikonians community in mind. For the first time, we are thrilled to offer you awards and benefits that are directly in line with what you have asked us to provide. This is an opportunity to engage with millions of photography lovers around the world, while possibly winning incredible awards and most definitely getting some of the most valuable feedback on your work you may have ever gotten from a professional. Don't delay in entering, we look forward to seeing your work!
Nikonians has partnered with LensCulture to open its doors to all photographers who may wish to participate with images made with any camera and help them move their photography career forward creatively and professionally. Through this partnership photographers can apply to be featured in an Online exhibition as well as gain access to many opportunities for exposure, recognition and learning through LensCulture.