Application Image Competition
on Advanced Nano & Micro Fabrication

All users of Heidelberg Instruments and Multiphoton Optics products are invited to participate in our new “Application Image Competition on Advanced Nano & Micro Fabrication”. This is an opportunity for the worldwide community to showcase their work, using Heidelberg Instruments and Multiphoton Optics communication channels, to win a total of 10,000 € in prizes. Each prize will be given as a donation.

  • 1st Prize: 5,000 €
  • 2nd Prize: 3,000 €
  • 3rd Prize: 2,000 €

The donation could be given to the winners’ institution of choice as a financial contribution for the scholarship of a student, for a research group, or for the reimbursement of travel expenses for a trip to a scientific conference. The donation could also be given to a recognized charitable organization of the winners’ choice. 

We will be accepting submissions from September 1st, 2022 through February 28th, 2023

Winners will be revealed in March 2023. 

Rules of the competition

  • Upload 1 to 5 images and/or a short video (< 3min) illustrating one innovative application, referred to as “images” in the following text.
  • Submitted images should highlight the use of a Heidelberg Instruments tool (any current or past system including VPG, DWL, MLA, µPG, µMLA, NanoFrazor & MPO 100). 
  • The images must be free of third-party copyright. 
  • The images can be made with any equipment (e.g. cameras or microscopes).
  • The images can be slightly edited when it serves an illustrative purpose (e.g. scale bar or naming of elements). 
  • Heidelberg Instruments will have the full rights to use the images online or in printed form. It will be associated with a reference chosen by the submitter (author’s name and/or institution).
  • Winners will be selected by a committee nominated by Heidelberg Instruments.
  • Multiple entries, regarding different applications, will be accepted and should be made separately.

The legally binding conditions for participating in this competition, additional rules and the details on both the awards and their donation is set forth in theTerms and Conditionsand need to be accepted by a participant when submitting image(s) or video(s).

Judging criteria

  • Illustrative quality of the images (the images should help in understanding the application).
  • Aesthetic and quality of the images (accuracy, sharpness & resolution). 
  • Clear and concise descriptions of the application and its associated images.     
  • Creativity and innovation of the application.
  • Energy-saving or green environmental advantages of the application will also be taken into account.

We welcome you to register below. We will be in contact shortly after your registration with details on how to participate.

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