National Nanotechnology Day Image Contest

In celebration of National Nanotechnology Day in October, the RTNN will be hosting a nano-themed image contest. Submissions will be accepted from individuals or teams in a variety of categories. Images must have been acquired using instruments in RTNN facilities or be a result of data acquired using instruments in RTNN facilities within the past year. The winning submission will be featured on the RTNN website and entered into the wider NNCI Image Competition. Winners of the NNCI competition will have their images printed and framed.

Submissions will be accepted in the categories listed below. Each person/team may submit one image to each category. All images must include a scale bar.

  • Most Stunning
  • Most Unique Capability
  • Most Trompe-l’oeil (visual illusion in art; for example, adding a boat to an SEM image that looks like the ocean)

Submit your image here. Submission deadline: September 16, 2019

If you have questions, please contact the RTNN at