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The Nikon International Small World Competition

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The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.

Prizes (money toward the purchase of Nikon equipment):

  • 1st Prize $3,000
  • 2nd Prize $2,000
  • 3rd Prize $1,000
  • 4th Prize $800
  • 5th Prize $600
  • 6th Prize $400
  • 7th–10th Prizes $250
  • 11th–20th Prizes $100
  • the top 20 prize-winners are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada.

Prizewinners will be notified by August 15, 2015.

Image requirements: Maximum file size is 100MB, and it is   recommended the file size be no smaller than 3MB although smaller file sizes will not be disqualified. Files must be in .jpeg, .tiff, .pict or .psd format.

Each entrant may submit up to three images online via the website.

Judging criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Informational Content
  3. Technical Proficiency
  4. Visual Impact

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