Enter OPN's 13th Annual Photo Contest

[Georgios Tsiminis, University of Adelaide, Second Place, 2017 Photo Contest]


Note: The 2018 OPN Photo Contest is now closed for submissions. We look forward to your submissions in next year's contest!

Optics & Photonics News invites you to participate in our 13th 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.