Nikon Assignment: September 2018


Would you like to have your image displayed in Nikon House Centurion? Participate in our monthly Nikon Assignments and you could be one of seven lucky photographers who will get the opportunity to have their image displayed. Each Nikon Assignment will have a unique theme to challenge photographers to get creative and use their photographic skills.


Time in Motion

Delve into the wonders of long exposure photography and capture time in motion in a single shot.

Reducing your camera’s shutter speed can transform simple activities and settings into a fantastic world of pure imagination.

Balancing stationary and moving images, as well as light sources, can warp time and create static motion in a still image – from silky smooth water ripples to light trails from cars winding through city streets at night.

The brief

Submit the one image you feel best captures the theme of ‘Time in Motion’.

To participate in the assignment, you must:

SNAP – Take a long exposure photograph
GRAM – Post your image on Instagram
TAG – Add the hashtag #MyNikonAssignment and tag @IamNikonSA in the Instagram caption
FOLLOW – Follow @IamNikonSA on Instagram

Only one assignment entry per photographer. Your entry must be published on Instagram during the assignment dates (1 – 30 September 2018).

The award

Seven lucky photographers will get the opportunity to have their images on display at Nikon House in Centurion in the month following the assignment.

Who can participate

You must be a South African resident, however, your “Time in Motion” image can be taken anywhere in the world, on a Nikon camera.
Please note that your Instagram account must be set to public.

By participating, you agree to let Nikon South Africa use your image on social media at a future date. Any images used will be credited.

Judging criteria

The winning image will be judged on these three categories:

  • Image quality – composition, lighting, focus etc.
  • Emotional reaction – surprise, awe, joy, wonderment etc.
  • Content – how is time in motion used to enhance the image?

Terms & Conditions

  1. Participants must follow ALL the steps mentioned above to qualify for the award.
  2. The awards/prizes and/or any parts thereof, are non-transferrable and cannot be deferred or exchanged for cash or equivalent;
  3. The organisers’ decision regarding any matter concerning the assignment and/or arising out of these terms and conditions, including the determination of the seven photographers, is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The organizers or their agents will not be held responsible for any disputes arising from the assignment or award.
  4. By participating in the Nikon assignment, participants give Nikon in South Africa the right to use their photo on any of the Nikon South Africa social media platforms.
  5. Please note: No explicit images, images portraying racism, violence or nudity, or any offensive images will be tolerated. Any photo not complying with these terms will be reported on Facebook and/or Instagram, deleted and automatically be disqualified.