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From the announcement:

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 will be accepted between September 15 and December 15, 2014.

Nikon strives for a new international photo contest with Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

Nikon strives to implement new challenges with each Nikon Photo Contest in order to contribute to the development of imaging culture in accordance with the conditions of the time, with the hope that we will grow with the times and changes in the environment surrounding photographs and imaging.

With this 35th Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015, Nikon will implement four new challenges.

  1. In each of the photography and video categories, entries captured not only by cameras, but by any digital imaging device, including smart devices and camcorders, will be accepted, providing an opportunity to nurture a new imaging culture.
  2. Entries in video categories will be judged separately, and videos of 6 to180 seconds in length will be accepted. We look forward to seeing forms of expression and creativity that differ from photographs and are possible only with video.
  3. We have determined a theme for both photography and video categories, other than Open theme. That theme is “Home”. The concept of “Home”, which may incorporate a house or other dwelling, family, home town or country, etc., is variable and may change with the various stages of a person’s life, the times, or even social conditions. As the meanings and stories behind “Home” differ for people around the world over the course of their lives, we look forward to receiving a wide variety of entries exhibiting these differences.
  4. A new “Generation N Award” has been established. This award will be presented to a total of 10 entries from all categories representing the viewpoint of young photographers aged 19 or under.

Entries will be judged by prominent photographers, film directors, creative directors and imaging experts currently active on the world stage. In addition to choosing a total of 96 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each photography and video category, they will select the best entries from the photography and video categories to receive the Grand Prize. In addition, Generation N Awards and a Participants Award for Most Popular Entry will also be selected.

Winners will be announced in June 2015 with exhibition* of the winning imaging works planned.

  • *Exhibition venue and dates to be decided at a later date.

Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Overview

  • Entry requirements

    Any professional or amateur photographer, regardless of age, gender, or nationality, may participate.

  • Entry categories
    Photography

    Category A: Theme “HOME”, Single photo: Single image representing the theme

    Category B: Theme “HOME”, Photo story: two to five images that present the theme

    Category C: Open theme, Single photo: Single image representing any theme

    Category D: Open theme, Photo story : two to five images representing any theme

    Video (videos 6-180 s in length)

    Category E: Theme “HOME”, 6 to 180 seconds in length:

    Category F: Open theme, 6 to 180 seconds in length:

  • Entry period

    September 15-December 15, 2014(13.00 Japan Time)

  • Entry method

    Entries will be accepted only via the Internet. Fill out the application form on the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 website and transmit image data via the form.

  • Submission rules

    See the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 website.

  • Judging and announcement of winners

    Entries that pass the first stage of judging will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 website scheduled for January 2015. The second stage of judging will then take place (February), and winner of each award will be selected from entries that pass this second stage with the final stage of judging (April). We plan to release the results of judging on the website in June 2015. In addition, participants in the contest may also vote for their favorite entry. The entry that receives the most votes will be awarded the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry. Further details will be announced on the website at a later date.

  • Awards and prizes

    The Grand Prize will be awarded to the best entries in the photography and video categories. In addition, a total of 96 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to entries in each of the photograph (“Home” and open themes) and video (“Home” and open themes) categories, and winners will be presented with trophies and Nikon products of varying value. Further, the winner of the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry, voted on by contest participants, will receive a trophy and cash prize, and a total of ten entries from all categories, submitted by those aged 19 or younger and representing the energy and new point of view of this younger generation, will be selected for the Generation N Award.

    Exhibition of contest winners is planned. Moreover, Grand Prize and 1st place winners in each category will be given the opportunity to exhibit his or her portfolio on the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 website. The following prizes will be awarded.

Not sure if I shared this before, but great way to promote your art. I am not certain if other museums have this sort of submission option.

Been thinking about this for a bit

Howdy, y’all.

So, a couple of recent private messages and a public post about some negative, sadly small egos interspersed throughout the Tumblr Photographer Community (TPC) causing anguish, at times maliciously, have set me to thinking.

Yes, very dangerous, me thinking, no?

Anyway, some fellow TPCers shared they are disheartened by all of this; I think this is true of most all of us. I fully understand and, as I am sure many of us do, when I ponder all the negativity, wonder “Why?”

However, I stop myself from falling into that voracious, bottomless vortex of wondering, which invariably becomes a voracious, bottomless vortex of anguish. Trust me, it is a short transition from latching on to such dark, and really, unanswerable thoughts and lapsing into depression, because eventually everything around me seems so, well, equally fucked up. (Yes, I cussed. Surprised?)

As I told someone just now in a private message, I rarely am affected by all the bullying and posturing, rarely know about it or see it, because I choose to focus on TPC artists with beautiful, generous, rich souls. This does not mean I pretend to see only the light or that I am not saddened by it all. If, as happened recently, such torment is brought to light and affects fellow TPCers, whether I know them or not, I will do what I can to stop it, or at least bring it to light. However, I choose to focus on the cornucopian gifts my steadies and the great majority of TPCers share on Tumblr. I am overwhelmed when I think of the great work and bountiful, ongoing support I constantly encounter in this crazy TPC Tumblrverse.

So, bottom line, I choose to see and magnify the light that is our TPC, so plentiful and radiant. And fucking generous. (Oops. Well, not really.)

I am grateful for the TPC that graciously lets me tap its gloriously resplendent sources.

Grateful for all y’all, my steadies, who rock, and all TPCers.

Keep kicking ass.

As always,

~Fern

hypaethralsubterrestrial
It is a constant struggle to not give in the forces that demand dumbing down and homogenization. It takes enormous vigilance to not succumb to it’s tyranny, to honor your own trajectory, no matter how modest it may seem in the eyes of the world. There is simply no substitute for the developmental arc, no matter what you engage in, making art or being a shoemaker.
josepha-amarantine

Totally agree, especially since several members have been his target and, this one bully in particular, does his bullying in plain sight, knowing full well that we so often expect the victims to take the high road, taking the responsibility off the perpetrators of hate. 

streetberlin:

"please read and reblog this. one of my dearest tumblr friends alittletasteofmint is under attack.

and yes: i’m all in for the "name and shame the bully" game”

martin, streetberlin

photoencounters:

Dearest Friends and Followers,

Let’s talk about cyber bullying- a very…

andyojones
I had to, because you never know. :-)
hachamoth:

inariazuha:

injellyfish:

ahkmenra-h:

hellabitcoins:

sansaspark:

magconbabe-matt:

This shit better work

HAH I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND LOOK WHAT I GOT FROM MY DAD TODAY OUT OF THE BLUE


what if we all got paper lol

GUYS I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I JUST GOT $150 

I am not even kidding but I am reblogging this twice in a row because I just got $275.

I got $200 yay!

I JUST
Nope

I had to, because you never know. :-)

hachamoth:

inariazuha:

injellyfish:

ahkmenra-h:

hellabitcoins:

sansaspark:

magconbabe-matt:

This shit better work

HAH I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND LOOK WHAT I GOT FROM MY DAD TODAY OUT OF THE BLUE

what if we all got paper lol
GUYS I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I JUST GOT $150 

I am not even kidding but I am reblogging this twice in a row because I just got $275.

I got $200 yay!

I JUST

Nope

About my new avatar photo
This is from last night (Saturday, 08-16-14) at a friend’s dinner party. She and her partner have a large selection of spirits and I embraced two of my favorites. When I used to drink (well, sip, really), I loved having a shot of Godiva Liqueur, neat. The traditional one, not the one they sell now, which is a cream drink a la Irish Cream. In all honesty, I loved a shot of Wild Turkey 101, Irish whiskey, Dewar’s, Wyborowa or Absolut (chilled), Bacardi Añejo, armagnac, Campari. Lilet, blonde or red, chilled and neat. Or a dark rum Manhattan (half dark rum/half sweet vermouth), straight. Or a Grand Marnier sour, straight. Every once in a while a Colorado Motherfucker was good, too, if I was in the mood for a cold cream drink. Or a Tootsie Roll (OJ & creme de cocoa), neat. Or a classic martini, neat. Or an Old Fashioned, muddled. Sorry, I bartended for about two years, and I knew this. Loved alcohol. 
Anyway, I loved to drink, but just a drink or two. No excess.
So, okay, I like this photo a lot.
For dinner, they made me an incredible linguini with garlic, paprika, and red pepper flakes tossed in olive oil. It was amazing, and as always happens, the non-vegans wound up eating a lot of it; good thing they made extra. Oh, they also made me a great lemon sorbet, which I also shared, though not willingly.

About my new avatar photo

This is from last night (Saturday, 08-16-14) at a friend’s dinner party. She and her partner have a large selection of spirits and I embraced two of my favorites. When I used to drink (well, sip, really), I loved having a shot of Godiva Liqueur, neat. The traditional one, not the one they sell now, which is a cream drink a la Irish Cream. In all honesty, I loved a shot of Wild Turkey 101, Irish whiskey, Dewar’s, Wyborowa or Absolut (chilled), Bacardi Añejo, armagnac, Campari. Lilet, blonde or red, chilled and neat. Or a dark rum Manhattan (half dark rum/half sweet vermouth), straight. Or a Grand Marnier sour, straight. Every once in a while a Colorado Motherfucker was good, too, if I was in the mood for a cold cream drink. Or a Tootsie Roll (OJ & creme de cocoa), neat. Or a classic martini, neat. Or an Old Fashioned, muddled. Sorry, I bartended for about two years, and I knew this. Loved alcohol. 

Anyway, I loved to drink, but just a drink or two. No excess.

So, okay, I like this photo a lot.

For dinner, they made me an incredible linguini with garlic, paprika, and red pepper flakes tossed in olive oil. It was amazing, and as always happens, the non-vegans wound up eating a lot of it; good thing they made extra. Oh, they also made me a great lemon sorbet, which I also shared, though not willingly.