Nikon has a small global competition to launch next year. The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Nikon welcomes a broad range of subject matter, and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.
A glowing zebrafish wins the 2020 Nikon Small World photography contest.The 2020 competition has winners who are professional and hobbyists as well. The prize-winning photography of the year is a glowing zebra fish whose parts of lymphatic system were illuminated. This photography by Daniel Castranova, Bakary Samasa and Brant Weinstein has
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Each year, the top 20 prize-winners are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada. Many winning images have also been featured on the covers of prestigious scientific and industrial journals.
The prize winners will receive a cash prize of:
Honorable Mentions: USD $100 each. The number of Honorable Mention Prizes will be determined by the Judges in their sole discretion.
Distinction Prize: One Nikon-branded promotional item, having a retail value of approximately Thirty-Five (USD$35.00) Dollars (the “Premium Item”). The number of Images of Distinction Prizes will be determined by the Judges in their sole discretion. Nikon may in its sole discretion, provide the winner with a Gift Card (defined below) in the amount of Thirty-Five (USD$35.00) Dollars, in substitution of the Premium Item.
All Prizes will be awarded in the form of a Visa gift card preloaded in the amount of the Prize in U.S. Dollars (the “Gift Card”). The Gift Card is subject to Visa’s applicable terms and conditions, which may include an expiration date for use. Each Prize shall be awarded in full to the winner who is the registered Entrant. Prizes will not be awarded, split or apportioned between or among multiple individuals.
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