National Nanotechnology Day Image Contest

In celebration of National Nanotechnology Day, RTNN is hosting a nano-themed image contest. Submissions will be accepted from individuals or teams. The winning submission will be featured on the RTNN website and receive a $109 prize in honor of the nanometer. To submit an image for consideration, please e-mail your image and the submission form to with the subject line “Image Contest.”

The image contest will close on October 3, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The winning image will be announced on National Nanotechnology Day, October 9, 2016.

Image Criteria:

  • Images that have won other competitions are ineligible
  • Original, submitters must be responsible for both image acquisition and creative manipulation
  • Maximum file size of 20 MB
  • Minimum image size is 1280 x 960 pixels
  • The primary object in the field of view must be 1 to 100 nm in size; scale information must be included in the image
  • An individual or team is limited to two submissions
  • The image cannot contain false objects

Rules and Regulations
Adapted from EnvisioNANO Image Contest

  • The image contest is open to researchers conducting work in the United States and U.S. territories.
  • Any entry found to be in violation of any rule will be disqualified.
  • Each entrant certifies, through submission to the contest, that the entry is his or her own original creative work.
  • RTNN reserves the right to make changes to submitted text in order to make it appropriate for the intended audience.
  • RTNN will have the final say on any point not outlined in the entry rules.
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