The Nikon Photo Contest, one of the world’s largest photo and film competitions, has announced the winners of its 2022-2023 edition. The contest, which has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969, received approximately 70,000 entries from approximately 35,000 people from 180 countries and regions around the world.
Grand Prize winners
The Grand Prize winners were selected from among the Excellence Award winners of each competition. The recipient of the Grand Prize for the Short Film Competition was a work in the Super Short Film Category titled “Margaret Gallagher is real”, entered by Josh Spindler (UK). The work depicts a speculative timeline where the climate crisis was forced to a tipping point, causing a planetary reaction that changed the way we see the world. The protagonist, Margaret Gallagher, still lives “off-grid” like she has done her entire life, and shares her blueprint to a way of life that may save us from the end of the world.
The Grand Prize recipient for the Photo Competition was a work titled “Tears in the rain”, entered by Austin Garcia (Philippines). The work captures a child clinging tightly to his father, while around him is chaos caused by the celebration of the Higantes Festival in Angono. Water was splashing everywhere and in this particular scene you can see the amount of water being thrown into the crowd.
The contest also awarded Excellence Awards and Special Encouragement Awards to two winners per category in each competition. Additionally, two works were recipients of the new General Public Award, added for the 2022-2023 Contest and determined with public voting. The winners of these awards can be viewed on the Nikon Photo Contest website.
Online awards ceremony and exhibition
The winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2022-2023 were announced at the online awards ceremony held on September 16, 2023. The archive video of the online awards ceremony will be released on the Nikon Photo Contest website at the beginning of October. In addition, the exhibition and screening of award winners in street advertising and at events in several major cities, as well as Nikon facilities around the world is planned. Please visit the Nikon Photo Contest website for details to be posted at a later date.