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SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest 2024


Posted on 17 June 2024

16 September 2024

Who may enter
The photo contest is open to adults aged 18 and up, both amateur and professional photographers.

Short description

The competition is organized by the SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics located in Bellingham, USA.

The theme of the photo contest is: The Power of Light.

" 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

Each person may submit a maximum of two photos.

2023 Winner

Photo by Sergey Tolmachev

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

• 1st prize: US $2,500
• 2nd prize: US $1,000
• 3rd prize: US $500
• Two Technology and Science Prizes: US $750 each

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.