Nikon Inc. Announces Winners Of Second Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Program
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nikon Inc. announced the winners of this year's Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, awarding ten students with $10,000 USD academic scholarships to support their growth as creators and celebrate their commitment to visual storytelling. The entry process consisted of two rounds of submissions to determine the ten recipients. In the first round, Nikon received applications, which included academic and professional recommendations, from eligible students across the United States and Canada. For the second round, a talented group of semi-finalists were selected and challenged to push the limits of their craft by creating a photo or video submission showcasing this year's theme of "Capture Tomorrow," which was inspired by Nikon's dedication to creating innovative products that empower creators to explore new ways of storytelling.
"We are thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of these ten emerging visual artists," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. "The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship was developed to empower and support content creators as they seek to push creative boundaries and become the next generation of world-class visual storytellers."
2019 Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Winners:
The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Judging Panel: This year's judging panel included a diverse group of professional photographers, brand ambassadors and Nikon executives who were responsible for reviewing the creative portfolio submissins of the semi-finalists. The judges were tasked with evaluating the students' proficiency at telling a compelling story, as well as the visual quality of their work.
"I was so impressed by the passion and imagination each of these emerging storytellers incorporated into their work," said scholarship judge and Nikon Ambassador Todd Owyoung. "I was excited to be a part of this process and inspired by the new ways students are choosing to communicate their vision with the world."
The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship judging panel included the following professionals:
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