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International Day of Light Contest

International Day of Light Contest

International Day of Light Contest

The International Society for Optics and Photonics, SPIE is organising an Annual Photo Contest to raise awareness about the International Day of Light (IDL) and the vital role that light and light-based technologies play in daily life.

The photo contest is open to people of all ages, both amateur and professional photographers.

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 is 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



• 1st Prize: US $2,500
• 2nd Prize: US $1,000
• 3rd Prize: US $500



Submissions started already some time ago but there is still some days before the deadline on 15.9.2017. 

You can submit your entries here!  

Check out the Official Rules of the contest here



for more info about this contest and see some previous contest submissions, you can check the contest link here

About The Author

Jannis Sid

Jannis Sid aka Luplof is a greek Light Painter based in Helsinki Finland. Working for 20 years in the entertainment industry as a light designer he has developed a special relationship with light. Light painting since he moved to Finland in 2010, more actively since 2015. In 2017 he founded the LightPaintBox and started this blog.

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