Gravity Science Image Contest – 3rd Edition

26th ELGRA Biennial Symposium
 

The organizing committee of the 26th ELGRA Biennial Symposium and General Assembly is glad to announce the call for the third edition of the Gravity Science Image Contest. Participants in the symposium are encouraged to submit their best gravity-related science pictures following the submission guidelines.

All entries will be displayed on a screen in the main hall of the conference center. The winners of the image contest will be announced during the Symposium’s gala dinner (Thursday, September 26).

In addition, a selection of entries will be posted on the European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) website, social media channels or other ELGRA communications in order to promote gravity-related research. The same applies for the communications through the ELGRA student chapter (SELGRA).

 

REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Only original images are eligible for the contest. Participants will be fully responsible for their work. The author must be the copyright holder of the image or have written permission from the copyright holder.

The image must be a single image or a montage (e.g. showing a time-lapse or the evolution of a phenomenon when varying parameters) and be related with a microgravity or a hypergravity experiment or related phenomena. It can be any raw or processed image, photo or graphic data which bears both scientific and aesthetic content.

Examples include (but are not limited to) images of fluid experiments (representations of flow, temperature fields, etc...), combustion experiments, material science experiments, plants or animals in microgravity conditions, pictures of human physiology experiments, biological experiments, instrumentation, a photo of the author performing the experiment, or any graphic representation of data which bears artistic value.

The image should have a minimum resolution of 800x600 pixels (larger images preferred).

Each author can register a maximum of 3 images for the contest.

ELGRA has the right to reject entries that not fulfill the requirements.

 

All images, including the image’s title and short description, will be displayed on a screen in the main hall of the conference center. All the participants at the symposium will have the opportunity to vote in their favourite entries based on the following criteria:

  • microgravity / hypergravity relevance
  • scientific / educational content
  • creativity
  • aesthetics and artistic value

In a case of a tie vote, a selection panel from ELGRA will select the best image.

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

We encourage everyone present at the Symposium to apply for the third edition of the Gravity Science Image Contest.

Participants willing to enter the contest should send their applications by email to selgra@elgra.org with the following information:

- The image for the contest; 

- Image’s title and a short description of the image (no more than 120 words) in a language suitable for a larger audience;

- Author’s name, affiliation and email;

- A consent on use of the picture for ELGRA education and outreach activities. Authors can write their own consent or download the template available for the purpose.

To apply please use the subject line “Gravity Science Image Contest – ELGRA 2019” in your email.

In case of any questions, please send an email to selgra@elgra.org.

 

AWARDS

1st place: 200 eur.

2nd place: 100 eur.

There may be honorable mentions if the selection panel considered it suitable. Each participant can only be awarded once. All participants will receive a diploma of participation upon request.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The participants at the 26th ELGRA Symposium have until 23rd September 2019 (extended deadline) to submit their photos to the contest. ELGRA encourage all participants at the symposium to apply. Be creative and have fun!

And send an e-mail to all symposium participants with the subject “DEADLINE EXTENDED - Gravity Science Image Contest – 3rd Edition 26th ELGRA Biennial Symposium”

And the following text:

The deadline for submission of entries for the 3rd edition of the Gravity Science Image Contest at the 26th ELGRA Biennial Symposium has been extended until 23rd September 2019 in order to allow more symposium participants to take part in this initiative.

We encourage everyone present at the Symposium to submit a gravity-related image and apply for the third edition of the Gravity Science Image Contest.

All images will be displayed on a screen in the main hall of the conference center. All the participants at the symposium will have the opportunity to vote in their favourite entries.

Awards:

·       1st place: 200 eur.

·       2nd place: 100 eur.

All details related to submission procedure, requirements and selection criteria can be found here: https://en.elgra2019.com/image_contest