Since the year 2000, Nikonians has been dedicated to helping photographers of all skill levels shorten their learning curve, improve their skills and forge long-lasting relationships across borders. In short: to share, learn and inspire.
The Nikonians Photography Awards were launched in this spirit. The aim of this competition was to discover talented photographers from around the world and give them a platform for learning, exposure and inspiration. To this end, we offered a range of awards for the top winners and finalists, but we also gave critical feedback to all entrants written by photography experts as part of our mission to help photographers everywhere further develop their vision.
In the end, we were amazed by the quality and range of entries we received. Our jury of experts had a difficult time settling on the winners and finalists given the outstanding level of submitted work. Ultimately, the 28 award-winning photographers hail from 18 countries, sharing their diverse and inspiring perspectives about life on this planet. We are proud to present here their images to you, and we hope you are inspired as we've been!
“The Nikonians finalists all share a sensitivity to composition that set them apart from the very strong group of submissions. The finalist photographs used excellent framing to highlight the content of the images, heightening their emotional impact, resulting in dynamic photographs that contain intriguing visual narratives.”
“The quality of the images submitted has been superb. I am truly inspired by the creative vision of these talented photographers.”
Photo Contests Director
Nikonians and LensCulture would like to thank every photographer who participated in this competition - your entries, which came from all over the world, have been a pleasure to view and consider! We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to the members of the jury who worked long and hard reviewing the entries to the competition and ultimately selecting the finalists and winners within the wide range of work displayed here.