Category Archives: Outreach

“Lumière Photo Contest” is open!

International Day of Light 2022

In celebration of the International Day of Light on May 16, IAPS announces the “Lumière Photo Contest”. It aims to raise awareness on the role light and light-based technologies play in the social, cultural, economic and scientific spheres. Amateurs, hobbyists or professionals – everyone is encouraged to participate.

The theme of the contest is “Light in science and everyday life”, and we are open to, but not limited to, images that depict things like

  • The role of light and light based technologies in society
  • Interaction of light with environment, nature and materials
  • Light and science – images taken using telescopes, microscopes
  • Light painting or astrophotography

Contest rules:

  • Images must be 300 dpi or more and at least 3000 pixels on the longer side
  • File size should be no less than 3 MB and no greater than 20 MB in the .jpg format
  • Each participant can send up to two entries
  • Only minor enhancements of the original photograph are permitted (such as brightness, contrast, basic post-processing)
  • Black and white images are also allowed
  • All participants need to adhere to the IAPS Code of Conduct
  • The photographs should not contain inappropriate content and should respect the privacy of the subject with prior consent

To participate, send your entries digitally with your name, image title, location, caption, and a description of how the image relates to the theme to outreach@iaps.info with the subject “Lumière Photo Contest”. We also invite you to post your images on instagram with our hashtag #lumiereiaps.

The contest opens today, May 16 and runs until May 31. The winners will be announced a week after the competition closes. The top 3 winners of the contest get their images published in jIAPS, our annual journal, and win IAPS merchandise.

Have fun photographing! 📷

IAPS School Day Grant 2018 Call – Second Run

The IAPS School Day is the main IAPS outreach activity! Around the 10th of November, every year since 2015, physics students, members of IAPS visit schools and demonstrate several physics experiments under the same physics topic! It is our IAPS way of celebrating the World Science Day for Peace and Development!

And in 2018 the topic is … Particle Physics! If you are interested in participating in this local international activity but are struggling to attain sponsors, you have now a second chance to submit an application to the IAPS School Day Grant! Several applications were already accepted on the first call and with the leftover funds, IAPS wishes to help as many committees as possible to make the IAPS School Day come true!

What are you waiting for? You have until the 31st of October to send in your application! Do not miss this rare second opportunity! Find out more here!