Nikon Assignment: Life in Detail


It’s time to think big, on a small scale.

To celebrate our partnership with Paramount Pictures – we’re giving 40 talented photographers the chance to win a double pass to watch DOWNSIZING (in cinemas Boxing Day). It’s all part of our new Nikon Assignment: Life in Detail, which focuses on macro photography and all things small.

Plus, the top entry will also win a brand-new NIKKOR AF-S Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF ED (1:1) VR!



DOWNSIZING imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

In cinemas Boxing Day. Watch the trailer here.

The Brief

Submit your best macro or close-up image that captures ‘Life in detail’.

Who Can Enter

You must be an Australian resident and a member of My Nikon Life. Your image can be taken anywhere in the world, with any kind of camera/lens combination.

Not a member yet? No problem, joining is easy and free, click here to sign up.

Note: By entering, you agree to let Nikon Australia use your image on social media at a future date. Any images used will be credited.

Judging Criteria

The winning image will be judged by these three categories:

  1. Image quality – Composition, lighting, focus, etc.
  2. Emotional reaction – Surprise, awe, joy, etc.
  3. Content – Does the image capture the essence of Life in Detail?

Creative inspiration

Competition Dates

The competition will open from 9:00am (AEDT) Friday 24 November 2017 and will close at 11:59pm (AEDT) Tuesday 2 January 2018 and the winner will be notified no later than Friday 5 January 2018.


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