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Nikon 100th Anniversary Celebration Expands With Two New Programs

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship will award 10 college students, while the #Nikon100 List will recognize up-and-coming photographers and their work on Instagram
Nikon 100th Anniversary

Nikon is expanding its 100th Anniversary celebration, with two new programs representing the company’s commitment to supporting creative talent. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship will award 10 college students, while the #Nikon100 List will recognize up-and-coming photographers on digital platforms and share their work on Nikon’s Instagram channel.

Ten college students studying photography, film, journalism, and visual and fine arts each will be awarded $10,000 academic scholarships through the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship program. Details will be announced this fall, but prior to the 2018-19 school year, student submissions will be reviewed, selected and then awarded; the scholarship program is open to U.S. and Canadian students.

As for the #Nikon100 List, Nikon sees it as a way to acknowledge rising photographers and other creative talent who are telling compelling stories on Instagram. This 100-day program has Nikon highlighting one new photographer each day and then sharing that person’s work on Nikon’s Instagram channel with #Nikon100.

The Nikon website will have more details this fall.

See the press release below:

July 27, 2017

Nikon Inc. Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Scholarship Program For Future Visual Creators And Plans To Recognize Up-And-Coming Photographers To New #Nikon100 List

Imaging Leader Allocates $100,000 in Scholarship Funds to invest in Next Generation of Students Pursuing Photography, Film, Journalism, Visual and Fine Arts Degrees

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced two new programs to recognize and support the next generation of visual creators. “The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship” will award ten college students with academic scholarships of $10,000. Additionally, Nikon Inc. will identify rising stars on digital platforms and recognize them as a part of the curated “Nikon100 List.”

“For the past 100 years, Nikon has been at the forefront of optical innovation and exploration,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director; Marketing, Communications & Planning, Nikon Inc. “We have never been more excited about the future of imaging and are committed to supporting the next generation of photographers and creators that are eager to capture and share their world.”

This fall, Nikon will announce the criteria for students throughout the United States and Canada to be considered for the scholarship program. Submissions will be reviewed, selected and awarded prior to the 2018-2019 school year. Recognizing the value of education and creative collaboration, Nikon is using their 100th Anniversary milestone to celebrate current and future creators.

“Nikon understands the dedication it takes to pursue and become successful in creative fields, and we are honored to play a role in supporting students’ achievement in academic excellence,” added Kawaura.

In addition to the scholarship, Nikon will identify and curate a list of rising stars in photography. The “#Nikon100 List” will identify photographers on Instagram that are creating inspiring work and telling amazing stories. Throughout the 100-day campaign, Nikon will highlight one new photographer to follow each day and will share that individuals’ photos on the Nikon Instagram channel with hashtag #Nikon100.

These new programs build upon the deep commitment Nikon has made to supporting imaging talent.  Nikon is the founding sponsor of the Eddie Adams Workshop, an intense four-day gathering of top photography professionals and 100 carefully selected, gifted students.  Nikon also has a robust product loan program for students to learn the art of photography at 33 colleges and universities throughout the country. For some students, this is their only opportunity to access photography gear to learn and share their creative point of view. Nikon has also been teaching photographers of all levels for over 30 years through their Nikon School program, which offers online and offline courses.

Students interested in the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship and those looking to learn more about the “#Nikon100 List” can follow Nikon on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat (@NikonUSASnap) or visit this fall for more details.

Nikon 100th Year Anniversary

Since the company was established in 1917, Nikon has cultivated its status as a pioneer of optical technologies around the world. Guided by a corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity,” Nikon provides a wide range of products and services globally by harnessing advanced opto-electronics and precision technologies. Nikon is proud to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2017.

About Nikon

Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enables users to tell their stories through amazing photos and videos. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 compact interchangeable lens camera system and KeyMission line of action cameras. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., recently announced the production of 100 million NIKKOR lenses in 2016, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit, which links all levels of photographers to the Web’s most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo and Flickr.

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