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The search is on - Nikon search for young talent in the Discovery Awards Competition 2008.
Nikon UK are calling for up and coming photographers to enter the Discovery Awards 2008, in association with British Journal of Photography, for the chance to win a share of £50,000 worth of prizes.
After a successful first year and an outstanding array of entries, the competition is back to support and celebrate the work of students across the UK and Ireland by providing them with a platform to showcase their work on a national scale.
Selected colleges and universities offering photographic courses have been invited to join the Nikon Academy, making them eligible to enter the competition and stand a chance of winning a share of the significant prize fund. Academy colleges benefit from a range of exclusive added benefits delivered by a dedicated Nikon Pro Support member, including specialised Nikon training, seminars and Nikon discount vouchers.
Entries for the competition must be submitted by 31st October 2008, when a panel of independent judges will select a shortlist of entries. Judges to be announced later in the year.
Chris Hoare, Professional Business Manager at Nikon UK says: “Nikon are still very keen to support the student end of the market, which is echoed in our work with the Academy colleges on projects such as the Discovery Awards.”
Simon Bainbridge, Editor of BJP adds: “We were delighted with the high standard of work we saw last year and the positive response to the competition. Now, with extra colleges added to the Nikon Academy of colleges, we look forward to establishing the Discovery Awards as the premier contest for student photographers.”