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Nikonians Best of 2015 Images - Annual Photo Contest

Nikonians Contests logo Nikonians is pleased to present its Best of 2015 Images Photo Contest, open to all Silver, Gold and Platinum Nikonians Members.

Nikonians, in an effort to promote and recognize as many talented photographers as possible, whose images serve to share, learn and inspire us all, is dedicating this contest to all the participants of the Nikonians Forum Challenges/Contests and Forum Assignments Contests of 2015.


All Silver, Gold and Platinum Members are eligible to participate in any and all theme categories of the monthly forums contests and online assignments. The monthly contests winners, selected by the votes of Nikonians members, automatically qualify as finalists and their images will be uploaded automatically into the Best of Nikonians 2015 Finalists Gallery.

Are you currently a Basic Member? No worries. Just upgrade now and you will be eligible to post and win.

Contest process

The Nikonians Certificates of Photographic Achievement will be awarded to all the 2015 Finalists, winners of each individual monthly or periodic contest throughout the year. Such winners are selected by the votes of the membership.

At the early start of the year 2016, judges will be selected among members of the Nikonians Masters Society, composed of outstanding professionals and distinguished advanced amateur photographers around the world, who will select the Winners of the Best of 2015 Images Photo Contest. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded during the second half of February 2016, to allow for all monthly contests winners to enter the competition, including those of December 2015, voted for by members during the month of January 2016.

The Winners of the Finals will be drawn from The Best of Nikonians 2015 Images, finalists gallery. Each one of them will receive the Nikonians Certificate of High Photographic Achievement and prizes from our sponsors.

The winning images are displayed prominently for the community at the Nikonians Photo Contest forum, in the Nikonians Newsletter and on a separate 2015 Nikonians Photo Contest Winners page. In addition, they will also be shown in a special issue of THE NIKONIAN eZine.

Other than the rules above mentioned, other rules applying to this 2015 contest are those established for participation in each of the Forums Monthly Contests and Online assignments, currently running at the Landscape; Wildlife; Micro, Macro & Close-up, Travel and Sports forums, and at the Online Assignments forum. For an updated list and links to ongoing contests please visit the Nikonians Photo Contest Forum.

Image size

Images must be not taller than 900 pixels (regardless of composition), to ensure that a majority of displays and monitors currently being in use by Nikonians members can fully display the images and view them without scrolling.


Participate and win great prizes from our sponsors:

Think Tank Photo Mind Shift Gear

Past submissions and previous winners

The Contest Galleries contain past submissions whereas previous winners are found in our Winners Galleries. The winners are further being prominently displayed in the community forums for a period of time, until new winners are announced.

The Nikonians Photo contests have become prestigious amongst Nikonians and the photography world.
Thank you for participating and good luck! If you have any questions regarding our contest, contact us online.

Have a great time smiley

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp)
Founders of Nikonians

David Summers (dm1dave)
Nikonians Contest Director