Additionally, the winning images will be featured at museums across the country as part of the Nikon Small World Museum Tour.

ABOUT THE NIKON SMALL WORLD PHOTOMICROGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography and video. Participants may submit their images in traditional 35mm format, or upload digital images and movies directly at www.nikonsmallworld.com . The first, second and third prize winners of the imaging category will receive a selection of Nikon products and equipment worth $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. The first, second and third prize winners of the movies category will receive Nikon equipment worth $2,000, $1,000 and $500, respectively. For additional information, contact Nikon Small World, Nikon Instruments Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747, USA or phone (631) 547-8569.

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 94 th 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 www.nikoninstruments.com . Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.

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