SPIE International Year of Light
Theme |A World of Light: The Vital Role That Light and Light-Based Technologies Play in Daily Life
Eligibility |Exception of residents of Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Sudan, North Korea, and Syria
Entry Fees |FREE
Prizes |Cash Prize
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 photo 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
First Prize: US $2,500
Second Prize: US $1,000
Third Prize: US $500
Technology and Science Prizes (2 available): US $750
Youth Prizes: Surprise gift box of SPIE merchandise
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$1,000 cash prizes | Winning image(s) published in AAP Magazine #35 | Extensive press coverage and global recognition
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