Nikon Small World Competition 2017

20 prize winners will receive cash prizes


Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography.

Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. The use of Nikon equipment is not required.

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.


• 1st Prize: $3,000
• 2nd Prize: $2,000
• 3rd Prize: $1,000
• 4th Prize: $800
• 5th Prize: $600
• 6th Prize: $400
• 7th-10th Prizes: $300 each
• 11th-20th Prize: $200 each


Anyone over the age of 18 interested in digital or film photography through the microscope is eligible.

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Macro/Micro Nature