SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest 2022



16 September 2022

Who may enter
The competition is open to people from age 13 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: 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.

Each person may submit a maximum of two photos. 

Previous winners

Photo by Christopher Andres – 2020 Winner

Photo by Alexey Trofimov – 2019 Winner

Photo by Thomas Vijayan – 2018 Winner

Entry fees
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
• Youth category (ages 13 – 17): Surprise gift box of SPIE merchandise

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.