The deadline is Oct. 31, 2014 (Hallowe’en), which is on Friday this year. The competition, the third annual, is for researchers and students based in New Zealand. Here’s more from the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology’s Images of Nanotechnology competition webpage,
Entries are now open for the third Images of Nanotechnology Competition to find the best NZ images from nanotechnology research. An exhibition of selected images will be held in Nelson [New Zealand] in February, in conjunction with the AMN7 conference (http://www.amn-7.com/) and $2000 in prizes will be awarded, courtesy of the MacDiarmid Institute.
Up to three entries can be submitted through the entry form on the website:
The best images will be displayed in the Nelson Provincial Museum, for four weeks in February 2015. The deadline for entries is 31 October 2014, and any entry received before 10 October will be eligible to be chosen as the poster image for the exhibition.
Please think about how you would explain your images to a lay audience, and have a description prepared when you submit your image(s). These descriptions may be used on the labels next to images that are shown in the Gallery. You should explain the image as though you are explaining it to a non-scientist friend – in the past we have found that many descriptions are far too technical and in fact it would be very help to try your description out on a friend before submitting it. We encourage you to also submit a few supporting images that might help a viewer understand how your image(s) were created.
Entries are encouraged from any researcher or research student based in NZ. Please do let all your colleagues, students and friends know about the competition.
The competition entry form can be found on the University of Canterbury’s Images of Nanotechnology competition webpage,
A competition to find the best NZ images from nanotechnology research.
- 1st prize – $1000
- 2nd prize – $700
- 3rd prize – $300
Deadline for receipt of images is 5pm on Friday 31 October 2014.
All entries and supporting images must be added sequentially (i.e. one at a time) by returning to this form. Please note that there is a 10Mb file limit. Larger images can be submitted on a CD to “Images of Nanotechnology”, Main Office, level 7, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8140. If you submit images on a CD you must print out one copy of this form for each image submitted and send the signed copy with your CD.
By submitting this entry I confirm that the entries are my own work. I understand and agree to abide by the rules of the competition. I agree to allow these works to be published online and to be displayed to the public.
Here’s some more information about the AMN7 (Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology) conference being held Feb. 8 – 12, 2015 in Nelson, New Zealand,
On behalf of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology I would like to extend you a warm invitation to join us in Nelson for AMN-7 in February 2015. AMN-7 is the seventh in our biennial series of meetings that focus on the latest research on advanced materials and nanotechnology. This event will continue the best traditions of previous events, which include a range of high-impact plenary presentations, cutting-edge invited and contributed talks, interactive poster presentations and convivial social events. The intimate scale of AMN conferences and the broad interests of fellow delegates offer many opportunities for networking and interdisciplinary discussions.
The venue of AMN-7 – the city of Nelson – has special significance for New Zealand science as it is the birthplace of Ernest Rutherford, the Nobel Prize winner for chemistry in 1908. The Rutherford Hotel will serve as the main conference venue. Nelson’s excellent climate, beaches, mountains and lakes make it an attractive destination. And it would be remiss of me not to mention the swag of local wineries and craft breweries.
I hope you’re able to join us in Nelson in 2015.
AMN-7 Conference Chair
For anyone curious about the organization which puts on this conference, from the MacDiarmid Institute’s About Us webpage (Note: Links have been removed),
The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is a national network of New Zealand’s leading scientists, leveraging strength across the country and internationally. We build materials and devices from atoms and molecules, developing and applying cutting edge techniques in physics, chemistry and engineering. We capture our diversity to create benefit and build strength.
We partner with New Zealand businesses to take our innovative new technologies to export markets in sectors as diverse as health, electronics, food and fashion. We train entrepreneurial and socially-aware young scientists, many of whom go on to work in industry or start their own companies, in a culture of excellence and collaboration.
Through sharing the results of our scientific research with the public and with Government, we are inspiring researchers and working to generate a nationwide culture change where science and innovation are celebrated as the keys to New Zealand’s future prosperity.
While the Institute is hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, our Investigators work throughout New Zealand. Named after Alan MacDiarmid, whose curiosity and determination saw him awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the MacDiarmid Institute was New Zealand’s first Centre of Research Excellence.