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Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering

Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering

This year's photography competition, open to all staff and students in the Department, is sponsored by ZEISS who have kindly donated the following prizes:

1st prize: ZEISS Cinemizer

2nd prize: ZEISS Mono 10x25 Monocular

3rd prize: ZEISS Mini Quick 5x10T* Monocular

The Electron Microscopy prize: ZEISS Terra ED 8x42 Binoculars

There is also a Head of Department cash prize of £300

We are searching for images and videos that relate to research or teaching in the Department or engineers out in the field, which may be beautiful, fascinating, intriguing, amusing, or possibly all of these things.

The winning photographs will feature on the Department and University websites, newsletter, electronic screens, posters and more.

Previous years' winners have received national and international press coverage for their photographs and videos.

A very high proportion of the entries will be used in a web gallery and throughout the Department website giving acknowledgements wherever they are used.

The panel of judges include Roberto Cipolla, Professor of Information Engineering, Dr Allan McRobie, Professor Dame Ann Dowling - Head of Department, and Philip Guildford - Director of Research.

The rules are as follows:

  1. Photographs must be submitted by email to photo-competition@eng.cam.ac.uk video can be sent using a free large file transfer service such as Dropbox, or sent on a CD to Jacqueline Saggers and Ann Lynn, Room BE0-23, Baker Building, Trumpington Street, by 14th June 2014.
  2. The entrant must include the following statement in the text of the email:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I have checked with my manager/supervisor/DoS __________________ that I have permission to enter the attached photograph(s) in the competition and give the Department of Engineering the right to publish the photograph(s) on its website and elsewhere
  3. The entrant must also provide:
    1. title
    2. description of the photograph, noting whether the photograph is a composite of several images or has been enhanced in any way
    3. any due acknowledgements

    The following guidelines should be followed:

    1. Ideally the photograph should be of good print quality, but if it is available only as a web quality image then please still enter
    2. Make no assumptions about the photograph we are seeking, because the winning photograph could be of a: microscopic feature, laboratory, project team, computer simulation, production line, robot, lecture theatre, engineers out in the field etc.
    3. There is no limit to the number of photographs that you may enter. If you are not certain whether your photograph will win or you are trying to choose between several possible entries, then please just enter them all and let the judges decide.
    4. It is better to send one photo attachment per email as the message size limit for Hermes is 35MB.