Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Announced

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6th July 2017: Nikon is pleased to reveal the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017. The Nikon Photo Contest is one of the world's premier international photo contests, held since 1969. This year, a special 100th Anniversary Award with the theme “Celebration” was introduced to celebrate Nikon's 100th birthday.

A total of 21,511 photographers from 170 countries and regions submitted 76,356 works, a new record for the Contest in terms of the number of countries and regions from which entries were submitted.

Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 winners

Nikon 100th Anniversary Prize: Greeting to the Sun

Annamaria Bruni (Italy)

Grand Prize: 休 (Break Time)

Yuanyuan Tian (China)

Award for the Most Popular Entry: Disappearing fishing method by Moken

Dorte Verner (U.S.A.)

Judging was performed by an international panel of professionals from a variety of fields, led by world renowned graphic designer and art director Neville Brody, who summarised: “Entries ranged enormously in their subject matter and interest: some were joyful and observational, but a large majority were political or offered a philosophic commentary on the world. The winners themselves reflect a balance between the artistic eye and the ability to tell a story. Global concerns and issues are captured and expressed with simple reality – images that help us understand better who we are, and expose us to greater truths of the world we inhabit.”

In addition to choosing one Nikon 100th Anniversary Prize winner and one Grand Prize winner from entries in the other two categories, the judges awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each category and format (single photo/photo story/video). The Award for the Most Popular Entry, voted for by participants in the Contest, was also selected.

All winning photos and details can be found on the Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 website.