Nikon announces panel of judges for Nikon photo contest 2014-2015

Photo contest is set to be judged by a diverse panel of the field’s finest talents from photographers and curators to editors and film directors.

July 31, 2014 4:18 IST | India Infoline News Service
Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, leaders in imaging technology, is pleased to announce its selected chief judges and judges of Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015. The contest which will be accepting entries from 15th September to 15th December, 2014 will be headed by two chief judges and a following panel of international judges to provide their distinguished assessments on all entries.

The judging panel for the global photo contest will be headed by chief judges Stephen Mayes and John C Jay, both world-renowned creative directors with vast experiences, for the photography and video categories respectively.

Stephen Mayes, who will serve as chief judge for the photography category, is currently Executive Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust. He has managed the work and careers of top-level photographers and artists in various areas such as art, fashion, photojournalism, and commercial photography for over 25 years. In addition to serving as Secretary to the World Press Photo competition from 2004 to 2012, Mayes has written successful business plans and reshaped operations for a number of imaging companies around the world.

John C Jay, who will serve as chief judge for the video category, plays an active role as President and Executive Creative Director of a strategic and creative consultancy developing new companies, products, and services. Jay has been named as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Art Directors in the Past 50 Years by readers of Graphic Design USA, and he has also been inducted into the prestigious Art Directors Club of New York's Hall of Fame.

In addition to the chief judges, ten judges who are active on the world stage, have been selected from a diverse range of fields to photographers, curators, creative directors, editors, and film directors. One of the judges in the photography category, Swapan Parekh, was the recipient of the 2nd place award in the B/W Photograph Section of the Nikon Photo Contest International 1986-1987 (as the contest was formerly known).

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