Enter OPN’s 19th Annual Photo Contest

[2023 photo contest winner, by Susanne Viezens]


Optics & Photonics News invites you to participate in our 19th annual photo contest!

The first-place winner will receive a canvas-stretched print of their winning entry, a $250 Amazon gift card and publication of the winning image in OPN.

We're looking for large, high-impact images that highlight an aspect of optics. All images should be high resolution (at least 2,500 x 3,300 pixels at 72 dpi or 8.5" x 11" at 300 dpi) and the sole work of the submitter or submitters.

Please consider the following for your entries:

  • A creative demonstration of an optical principle.

  • Any use of optical equipment such as lasers, mirrors or fibers to create an abstract or artistic image.

  • An image that is a close-up of a unique or unusual texture, such as a semiconductor chip.

  • The use of microscopy to create a compelling image whose subject is not immediately recognizable, or one that looks like something other than what it is.

  • A satellite image that captures an alien landscape, or a sweeping new view of one on Earth.

  • A telescopic image of distant stars, galaxies, nebulae or other celestial bodies.

  • A picture that captures atmospheric optics or optics in the natural world—for example, a rainbow, an aurora, the reflection off of a lake.

Please submit up to three of your best images.
Enter by midnight UTC 15 September 2024

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