2nd Scientific Image Contest in Nanoscience

Submission deadline August 30th

2nd Scientific Image Contest in Nanoscience

Submission deadline August 30th

► Entry instructions Keep in mind!.  Since this is a nanoscience image competition, it is expected that images contain nano-objects. A nano-object is an object with dimensions not exceedeing 1000 nm (1 micron).

► To properly assess the object size, all images must display a scale with properly identified units. Images with no units or scale will be disqualified.

Images with objects larger than 1000 nm can be submitted, however, judges will decide whether the image is eligible or not.

IMPORTANT: This contest is open to students, researchers, and/or professors. CategoriesImages can be submitted to either of the next three categories: Electron-based microscopy (SEM, STEM, TEM, STM, FESEM) Atomic-based microscopy (AFM, MFM, EFM, etc.) Other nanoimaging techniques (LEED, RHEED, EELS, etc.)

Image size: A template is provided below for downloading.

Please attached the image and submit both the template and image separately. Use the best resolution. Image size should not exceed 5 MB.

Rules

Each file must contain only one image, Files with several images are not eligible.

A short description must be provided with the image, emphasizing its contents and/or physical/chemical significance.

EditingBoth electron-based-microscopy or other-nanoimaging-techniques images can be edited only for color. No other editing is allowed.

Atomic-based-microscopy images can only be edited for color only when original images are in black and white.

If an image in this category is found to be edited for any other feature than color, it will be disqualified.

Contestants will be notified in due time as to whether the image has been accepted for the competition.

Evaluation criteria

A panel of judges will evaluate the images in each category.

The aspects under considerations are:

Image Aesthetics: Proper distribution of image components.

Excellent resolution, combination of colors, projection. Image is not blurred or fuzzy.

Image Contents: The object in the image is well focused, centered, first plane, second plane.

The object is observed partially, the image projects something relevant on the research.

Oral presentation: If necessary, judges will call participants for an explanation of the image.

 

► Prizes

Prizes for each category a prize along with a certificate will be awarded.

The prize will be announced soon.

Winners will be announced the fourth day of the event.

 

► The poster contest has been conceived for both undergraduate and graduate students only. Accordingly, the categories are: Categories Undergraduate Masters Ph. D. Poster size

 

► Evaluation criteria. Posters will be evaluated in several aspects as follows:

Poster Aesthetics: Proper distribution of poster components. Excellent tables, graphs, and illustrations. Suitable font size and contrasting colors. Poster elements are not blurred or fuzzy. Grammatical issues: Reading is clear, no grammatical errors, excessive text? Proper writing of scientific units in text, tables, and graphs. Proper writing of equations and scientific conventions. Axes in graphs are properly labeled.


► Poster contents: title, authors, affiliation and logos, abstract, introduction, experimental and/or theoretical methodology, results and discussion, conclusions, bibliography, acknowledgments. Sections are coherent and have enough information.

 

► Poster Oral Presentation: It is recommended that you practice your poster presentation in English. You will be questioned by the referees.

 

► Jury: A panel of 4 judges will evaluate the posters during the sessions. If you do not wish to participate in the contest, please let the judge know and select the right option below.

 

NOTE: For evaluation purposes, referees will take a picture of contestants along with their poster.

IMPORTANT: You are requested to be present throughout the poster session otherwise your poster will be disqualified. The winner of each session will be announced the day following their presentation, at the end of the short talks.

 

Prizes are as follows:

$1000.00 MXN cash prize, certificate and free registration for Nanothech 2020.

Additional prize for the top two out of the three winners:

 

1st place: £100 RSC book voucher from Nanoscale Horizons, signed certificate, as well as a short book entitled "Elements of Popular Science" that the Royal Society of Chemistry has put together as part of the International Year of the Periodic Table celebrations.

 

2nd place: £50 RSC book voucher from Nanoscale Horizons, signed certificate, as well as a short book entitled "Elements of Popular Science" that the Royal Society of Chemistry has put together as part of the International Year of the Periodic Table celebrations.

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