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Nikon Instruments Announces 2010 Nikon Small World Judges

April 30, 2010

MELVILLE, NY, April 30, 2010 – Nikon Instruments announced today the judges for the 2010 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. For 36 years, the competition has featured some of the most esteemed names in science and science journalism on its judging panel, and this year is no exception. Since its founding in 1974, Nikon Small World has seen consistent growth due in part to the amazing image submissions and the distinguished judges who have offered their insight to the contest.

The judges for the 2010 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition are:

  • Jeremy Kaplan, Science & Technology Editor,
  • Betsy Mason, Science Editor,
  • Alison J. North, Ph.D., Director of the Bio-Imaging Resource Center and Assistant Professor, Rockefeller University
  • Shirley A. Owens, Ph.D., Retired Director of the Confocal Lab in the Center for Advanced Microscopy, Michigan State University

Nikon Small World recognizes the world's best photomicrographers who are making key contributions to life sciences, bio-research and industrial science, while also demonstrating acute comprehension of the pleasing aesthetics when science and art come together. The competition is the preeminent forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope and over the years has received international recognition in the science community, among art and photography lovers, and in the media.

Winners of the Nikon Small World Competition will be announced in October. For additional information, please visit, or follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @NikonSmallWorld.

About Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition
The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography. Participants may submit their images in traditional 35mm format, or upload digital images directly at The first and second of 20 prize winners will receive a selection of Nikon products and equipment worth $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. For additional information, contact Nikon Small World, Nikon Instruments Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747, USA or phone (631) 547-8569. Entry forms for Nikon’s 2010 Small World Competition may also be downloaded from

About Nikon Instruments Inc.
Nikon Instruments, Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical applications. Now in its 93rd year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, precision measuring equipment, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is the microscopy and instrumentation arm of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology. For more information, visit Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.

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