EPS 50th anniversary: photo contest

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The European Physical Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018. As part of the celebrations, the EPS would like to collect photos that graphically represent the life and work of contemporary researchers. The photo competition “EPS – 50 years and counting” is now open for your submissions. The submission deadline is 31 January 2018, and the full rules are published below.


  1. THEME
    In the context of the 50th anniversary of the European Physical Society (EPS), the photo contest EPS – 50years&counting is now launched. The theme is the celebration of the EPS 50 anniversary. Feel free to take pictures of your lab and your colleagues, of your data analysis or your latest setup, but don’t forget to add something that recalls the 50th anniversary.
    EPS – 50years&counting is sponsored by the European Physical Society (EPS).
    • The contest is open to members of the EPS or one of its Member Societies (professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender or nationality.)
    • Only individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry can apply.
    • Submissions must be in digital format. The pictures must be uploaded on or sent via email to secretariat [at] eps [dot] org. All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, in JPEG or .jpg format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a landscape image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a portrait image). Each participant can upload up to three pictures.
    • The deadline for the submission is 31 January 2018.
    • After the deadline, all the pictures will be uploaded by the contest organisers in a specific Facebook album on EPS Facebook page.
    • Both colour and monochrome images will be accepted.
    • The participant has to provide: caption, name, last name, email address, telephone contact and geo-references of the photo (where it was taken).
    • The submission must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
    • Each image submitted must be the original and unpublished work of the participant who must also be its copyright owner.
    • The participant shall retain copyright to the image entered for the competition.
    • By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having granted the organiser the right to use the image in print, broadcast and/or electronic media without any fee payment.
    • Images received by the organiser through the competition will not be used by the organiser for commercial purposes.
    • The top 3 photos will be selected by a panel of judges and their decision is final. No correspondence pertaining to the selection process and decision will be entertained.
    • The People’s choice award will be granted to the picture with the largest number of “Likes” collected on Facebook.
    • Images will be judged based on artistic/visual appeal, originality, creativity and relevance to the theme.
    • Results of the competition will be posted on EPS website page. The winners will be also notified via email, by the end of March 2018.
    The top 3 photos plus the People’s choice photo will receive a prize of 200€ and an invitation to the 50th anniversary ceremony of EPS.
    The award ceremony and the final exhibition will be held during the 50th anniversary ceremony of EPS planned for 28 September 2018 in Geneva (CH)  The first 10 best images selected by the technical jury will be printed in 20 × 30 format and displayed during the ceremony.


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