New Delhi, November 2nd, 2022: Nikon India Private Ltd today announced the launch of its second season of its flagship Nikon Wedding Film Awards (WFA), an annual online contest that celebrates the outstanding talent of the wedding videographers and provides them with a platform to gain industry-wide recognition in India. The two-month contest begins on 1st November until 31st December and is aimed towards showcasing Nikon as the go to brand for professional wedding videographers. The Participants stand a chance to gain immense industry exposure and win exciting prizes up to worth INR 6.5 lakhs.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Managing Director, Nikon India Private Ltd, said, “Nikon is a name that reckons with India’s finest photographers and videographers. During this wedding season, we wish to celebrate and applaud the commendable work of every videographer who takes these memories and preserves them in time for all eternity. Our second season of the annual Wedding Film Awards (WFA) contest seeks to bring together the community of wedding videographers across India and inspire them to exhibit their artistic brilliance through the universal language of storytelling, with the use of NIKON cameras and lenses. The platform will empower photographers and videographers to express their creative renditions in the most unique way and strengthen our connect with India’s prolific photography enthusiasts”.
All the entries will undergo a thorough and equitable screening process spearheaded by the Jury Members. The jury for the contest comprises some of the most renowned leading names in the industry and Nikon Creators, including Ramit Batra, Destination Wedding Photographer and Managing Director at Ramit Batra Photography; Rig Biswas, Wedding Photographer of the Year Nominee; Ram Bherwani, Fashion and Lifestyle Photographer and as well as Neeta Shankar, Creative Director and Founder at Neeta Shankar Photography Pvt Ltd.
Free to Enter
To encourage maximum participation and exposure, the contest is open to all wedding professional and amateur videographers from India who have a knack for ideating and creating compelling stories in video format All interested artists can partake in the contest regardless of their age or gender. To be eligible for this social media contest, participants have to submit a 90-180-seconds long video that is shot using any of Nikon’s cameras and lenses. Interested candidates can submit their entries anytime between 1st November to 31st December 2022.
Along with garnering recognition and popularity in the photography and videography industry, all participants stand an opportunity to win exhilarating rewards worth INR 6.5 lakhs. The winner of the WFA contest will be bestowed with Nikon’s most versatile mirrorless camera Z 6II with NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens. Additionally, the 1st Runner-up will get NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S lens, the 2nd Runner-up will get the iconic Z 50 with NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5 -6.3 VR lens, and the 3rd Runner-up will get the Z 50 with NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens. These products continue to be Nikon’s best-selling models in the Indian market and will propel the winners to take their skills a notch higher.
The videography industry has transformed significantly in the recent decade with creative storytelling turning into a highly marketable art form. With a slew of dynamic and innovative products, Nikon India has endeavoured to bring the best-in-segment and the latest technology to its customers, thus enabling them to express their creativity and imagination in full splendour. The second season of Nikon’s distinct Wedding Film Awards contest is a bold step in enabling videographers to enrich their portfolio and demonstrate their excellent videography skills to the world.