The SPIE International Year of Light 2015 Photo Contest is underway, offering entrants the chance to win up to
SPIE Professional is sponsoring the contest to increase public awareness of the important and exciting technologies of optics and photonics, in conjunction with the United Nations International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL2015).
With optics and photonics encompassing fields such as medical imaging, renewable energy, astronomy, laser, telecommunications, and optical engineering, the contest is drawing photographers as well as science and technology enthusiasts to participate in capturing the remarkable properties of light.
Contestants may submit up to two photographs demonstrating how light or light-based technology is a part of everyday life.
Besides the first prize of
Because winning photos will be featured on the magazine's cover, only print-quality submissions of size 5MB to 20MB will be accepted.
Only minimal digital enhancement is permitted, and photos should demonstrate real-life scenarios in which light or light-based technology is an essential part of life. The contest website (www.SPIE.org/IYL) has complete entry information.
Entries must be submitted by 30 September. The third-place winner will be announced in January, second-place in April, first-place in July, and People's Choice in October.
Photos will be judged by a panel of 43 judges including optics and photonics researchers, prize-winning photographers, and student leaders on the basis of scientific interest, artistry, creativity, overall appeal, and how well they illustrate the IYL2015 theme. Among the judges are:
* Leaders of SPIE Student Chapters in
[Category: Photography/Optical Equipment]
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