Nikon’s “What inspires your creative spark?” Video Contest Ended

Discover the results of the Nikon’s “What inspires your creative spark?” Video contest


Challenge

Resume of the contest

Use the lens of a Nikon camera to show us what inspires your creative spark

Through inspiring and thought provoking videos captured through the lens of Nikon cameras, show content creators like yourselves to find inspirations to create original, emotional stories in the most creative way possible.

Video: Duration between 30 seconds to 3 minutes

Read the full brief

3 Winners 34 Contributors 36 Media Accepted 14 Countries 6 Languages

The submissions from the eYeka / Nikon community have been absolutely amazing. It’s great to see how far the creators were able to stretch their imagination, creativity, and story-telling. In fact, we were truly hard-press to select just 3 winners, so we will be looking to reward additional videos in the near future.

Jury's Prize Winners

Selection by the brand

MarchenkoMaksym
MarchenkoMaksym #1 Prize
MarchenkoMaksym 99,110 Creative Score
  • Video
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Creative Writing
  • Script Writing
Ukraine

#1 Prize of €12,000 for Inspiration around you.

Thank you for your choice. It was one of the hardest project in my life. From the start of shooting everything went badly. Every new location met us with a bad surprises . In one moment project collapsed and got out of control and I decided to stop shooting, but i was reassured by Ievgeniia Galitsyna. Thanks her for this. As a result: instead of 2 shooting days we had 5, instead of approved budget we had much more bigger, Began project with one team finished with another.

What am I leading to… If you like your idea, try to bring it to the end no matter how difficult it is. Thanks Nikon for test of endurance, for good opportunity for creativity and for worthy reward. :)

P.S. Special thanks to Ievgeniia Galitsyna, Artem Marchenko , Tatiana Khomych, Bogdan Sokoluk.

“Inspiration Around You” is compelling because of the strong composition. We loved the way this video incorporated still photos that draw the viewers in, as it continually engages and offers visual surprises from one scene to another. It is visually very strong but the film technique never overpowers the subject nor the story, and in that sense, this is a very well-balanced movie.

The brand
m_borovaya
m_borovaya #2 Prize
m_borovaya 900,430 Creative Score
  • Graphic Design
  • Video
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Creative Writing
  • Label & Package Design
  • Photography
  • Script Writing
Russia

#2 Prize of €6,000 for What Lights You?

We believe things that inspire people will never run out in the world. This is an endless circle: when a person is happy, he finds something that inspires him; and on the other hand, an inspired one is a happy person

The story of "What Lights You?" is refreshing, heart-warming, and unpretentiously fun. It captures the ethos of this era with a charming concept. What is a pleasant contrast is the use of the key social media symbol, the hashtag, without an overt references to social media. The topical subjects woven in added to the strength of the video and were well-integrated. Though a documentary-form of a capture, the color palette and scenes still delivers in an artistic way.

The brand
stewartdaki
stewartdaki #3 Prize
stewartdaki 15,390 Creative Score
  • Video
  • Photography
  • Script Writing
Russia

#3 Prize of €2,000 for Spark bike

This was unexpected. For the first time we decided to take part in such a competition and immediately a good result! Now, I believe, in the fact that if you have a good idea, then it can be waved in any way. Thank you very much for your choice!

The ability to convey a deeply meaningful message is the hallmark of a great story-teller, and this entry does so with class. The music is well-paired and the pace of the video all works seamlessly together. An emotive, visually-stunning video that ends with a surprising twist, it brings to the limelight the passion to pursue one’s dream.

The brand

Nikon’s “What inspires your creative spark?” Video community

Meet all the creative contributors for the contest

34 Contributors