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SPIE Annual International Day of Light Photo Contest
The SPIE Annual International Day of Light Photo Contest is being held to raise awareness about International Day of Light and the vital role that light and light-based technologies play in daily life.
The photo contest is open to people of all ages, both amateur and professional photographers.
The theme of the photo contest is: A World of Light: The Vital Role That Light and Light-Based Technologies Play in Daily Life.
Examples of content includes, but is not exclusive to, artistic images that depict:
• Light technology such as lasers, LEDs, etc.
• Various properties of light and how it interacts with the atmosphere, nature, and materials
• Images created with light technology such as telescopes and microscopes
• People interacting with light and/or light technology
• The betterment of the human condition with light
SPIE is a not-for-profit international professional society that supports scientists and engineers in the fields of optics and photonics. Learn more about SPIE at http://SPIE.org. SPIE is a supporter of the UNESCO International Day of Light.
Contest Prize & TERMS
• First prize: US $2,500
• Second prize: US $1,000
• Third prize: US $500
• Technology and Science prize: US $750 Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Each entrant grants SPIE a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, copy, and reproduce in any medium images submitted to the photo contest, and to use the images in derivative works such as posters, articles, or via any means or form of dissemination. SPIE will include full credit to the photographer any time an image is used. SPIE may allow cooperating organizations to use images to promote the International Day of Light, or other purposes in alignment with the SPIE educational purposes. No images will be used for commercial purposes.</p>
<p>It is the responsibility of each entrant to obtain all relevant model and/or property releases. By submitting images, each entrant assures that all images are their original works and no copyright and/or trademark infringement rights have been violated. It is not the responsibility of SPIE to obtain model and/or property release forms or to assure/examine protection of trademark or copyright infringement rights. USAGE RIGHTS: Photograph submissions will be published in various SPIE publications, online, other printed materials, displayed at SPIE conferences and exhibitions, and with cooperating organizations that are promoting the International Day of Light. The intent is to draw attention to light and light technologies for educational purposes. Credit will be given to the photographer. No images will be used for commercial purposes.
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