SPIE Day of Light Photo Contest

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SPIE Annual International Day of Light Photo ContestPrizes:

  • 1st Prize: US $2,500
  • 2nd Prize: US $1,000
  • 3rd Prize: US $500

Theme: A World of Light: The Vital Role That Light and Light-Based Technologies Play in Daily Life.
Examples of content include, but is not exclusive to, artistic images that depict:
• Various properties of light and how it interacts with the atmosphere and materials
• Light technology
• Images created with light technology such as telescopes and microscopes
• People interacting with light and/or light technology

Winners will be announced 30 October 2017.

Image requirements: 300 dpi or more and at least 3,000 pixels on the longest side; from 5MB to 20MB in file size; TIF and JPEG/JPG format. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified.

Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Judging Criteria:
1.  Content: Appropriateness and coverage of content in relation to the theme.
2.  Scientific interest: Overall effectiveness in engaging and communicating the contest theme to
3.  Creativity/artistry: Innovation and creativity in the concept.
4.  Execution: Execution of photography techniques used to enhance the quality and content of
5.  Overall appeal for the International Day of Light.


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