April 30th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET





Nikon Small world in motion.

The Nikon Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

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The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photomicrography

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 Sponsor will receive entries to the Competition beginning on May 1, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time USA (“ET”) and ending on April 30th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Competition Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Competition.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible, with the exception of employees of Nikon, their families, the contest judges, and individuals engaged in the manufacture or sale of microscopes, related accessories or photographic equipment.
  • Former first prizewinners are ineligible to win first prize in the three contests immediately following the contest they won, but can win other prizes.
  • Any video that has won any other photomicrography competition is not eligible.
  • Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope, such as one of the Nikon series of microscopes. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. Electron and any other microscopes that do not capture imagery using optical light technology are not permitted.
  • Macro Photography is not permitted.
  • The use of Nikon equipment is not required.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  • Videos must be submitted as follows:
  1. Videos must be submitted in .mp4, .mpg, .wmv, .avi, .or .mov format.
  2. Videos may not exceed sixty (60) seconds.
  3. Videos may not include the use of sound and may not include any graphics of any kind.
  4. Videos should be submitted with the highest quality with regard to file size, bit depth and resolution.
  5. Videos do not need to be taken with a Nikon-branded microscope.
  6. Videos must be taken by Entrant using a light microscope. Videos taken with an electron or any other microscope(s) that do not capture imagery using optical light technology are not eligible.
  7. Macro photography is not eligible.
  8. Videos that have competed previously in any active or ongoing photomicrography competition, and/or that have won any other photomicrography competition, are not eligible.

For more rules here

Opportunity Cost


:Top prize winners are selected and ranked by Small World Judges

  • 1st Prize – USD $3,000 and a trip to Japan for two.
  • 2nd Prize – USD $2,000.
  • 3rd Prize – USD $1,000.
  • 4th Prize USD $800.
  • 5th Prize – USD $600.
  • 6th Prize – USD $400.
  • 7th-10th Prizes – USD $300 each.
  • 11th-20th Prizes – USD $200 each.
  • Honorable Mentions – USD $100 each

How to Apply

First Step: Register here using your email.

Second StepRead the TERMS and prepare your videos and  you can upload till 2.

Third Step: submit your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Marwa Bouzidi/ Algeria

Reviewed by” Ghada Raafat / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team