DUBAI, UAE, August 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From nearly 100,000 submissions, the most in its history, from 153 countries and regions Nikon Corporation has announced the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130804/633341 ) Ms. Dina Bova's submission, "Elegy of Autumn", is the winner of the Grand Prize. All winning images, including the Grand Prize winner, will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 Judging Results page beginning today. Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013: http://www.nikon-photocontest.com The Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 accepted entries to four categories during the period of December 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. The four categories were as follows: Category A: Single photo Category B: Photo story (two to five images presenting a theme or idea) Category C: Photographic video (45 seconds in length) Category D: Motion Snapshot (a special category celebrating the new form of imaging expression made possible by the function built into Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses that combines still images with movie clips). A total of 22,752 photographers from 153 countries and regions submitted 99,339 works in the 2012-2013 contest. This year marked a new record for the largest number of entries in the history of the Contest. From roughly 100,000 entries, judges selected one Grand Prize winner, a total of 48 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each of categories A-C, and three winners for category D. In addition, the the best work captured using a NIKKOR lens was selected for the NIKKOR Award, and a single work selected for the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry. Final judging took place between June 11 and June 14, 2013 with the global panel of 17 judges of varying age, gender, social and cultural background, and even great diversity in their preferred categories of photography, gathering in Tokyo. Winners were selected based on their ability to tell a universal story, diversity, the strength of their message, creativity, and the techniques that best express these concepts. Award-winning works from the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 will be exhibited as indicated below.