The SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest is held annually to raise awareness about IDL and to demonstrate the impact light has on cultural, economic, and political aspects of our global society.
A World of Light : The Vital Role That Light and Light-Based Technologies Play in Daily Life.
Examples of content include, but are not exclusive to, artistic images that depict:
Various properties of light and how it interacts with the atmosphere, nature, and materials
Light technology such as lasers, LEDs, etc.
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
here is no entry fee to participate!
Participation in the “ SPIE Day of Light ” Award contest is free
Deadline : 16th September 2020
Winners will be announced 30 October 2020.
Who can enter ?
Open to all photographers, worldwide.
SPIE Day of Light Photo Contest 2020 Prizes :
First prize: US $2,500
Second prize: US $1,000
Third prize: US $500
Technology and Science prize: US $750
_ Each person may submit a maximum of two (2) entries.
_ The contest is limited to the first 1,000 entries.
_ 300 dpi or more and at least 3,000 pixels on the longest side.
_ No less than 5MB and no greater than 20MB in file size.
_ TIF and JPEG/JPG are the ONLY accepted formats.
_ Only limited enhancement of the original photograph is permitted for the purpose of improving brightness and contrast or removing minor cosmetic flaws.
_Black and white images are acceptable.
Each entrant grants SPIE a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, copy, and reproduce in any medium images submitted to the photo contest, and to use the images in derivative works such as posters, articles, or via any means or form of dissemination. SPIE will include full credit to the photographer any time an image is used. No images will be used for commercial purposes.