The winner of a Nikon photography competition that banned images taken on film cameras for the first time in its 44-year history has been named.


Picture credit: Dina Bova

Dina Bova, a photographer from Israel, has scooped the Grand Prize in the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 for an image entitled ‘Elegy of Autumn’.

Bova beat almost 100,000 other entries, a record for the contest that dates back to 1969.

As AP revealed last year, rules for the Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013 – which was open to photographers worldwide – stated: ‘Scans of photographs taken with film cameras are not eligible.’

Previously the competition allowed photographers to submit scans of pictures originally captured using a 35mm, or an APS film camera.

Nikon still lists the F6 and FM10 film-based SLRs on its website.