SPIE Day of Light Photo Contest 2022

The SPIE International Day of Light 2022 (IDL2022) Photo Contest goal is to raise public awareness about the International Day of Light and the vital role light and related technology plays in our daily lives.

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SPIE Day of Light Photo Contest 2022

Theme: A World of Light: The Vital Role That Light and Light-Based Technologies Play in Daily Life.

Examples of 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 and materials
• Images created with light technology such as telescopes and microscopes
• People interacting with light and/or light technology

Amateur and professional photographers alike are encouraged to submit photos for a chance to win cash prizes. Photographers age 13 to 17 should submit their images to the Youth Photo Contest.



• First prize: US $2,500
• Second prize: US $1,000
• Third prize: US $500
• Technology and Science prize: US $750

Entry deadline: 16th September 2022
Winners will be announced 30 October 2022

Image requirements: 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 person may submit a maximum of two (2) entries. The contest is limited to the first 1,500 entries.

Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

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