CERIC-ERIC has launched an open call for photographic material, CERIC Science Picture Contest, aiming at showing the research environment and its results, as well as the people and research groups at work at the partner facilities distributed in CERIC Member Countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia).

Who can apply

The call is open to researchers and scientists from any institution, photographers, students, travellers, and to anyone willing to show his/her perspective on the world of materials/biomaterials science and nanotechnology.

How to participate

Participants shall submit up to 5 scientific images (microscopy imaging, structures, chemical mapping, etc.) and/or pictures showing the research environment (instruments, laboratories, researchers at work, etc.) within the 30th of November 2017.

Pictures shall be uploaded in the folder at this link: goo.gl/niidiz.

Posts on on Twitter of submitted pictures are encouraged, with hashtag #CERICpicturecontest.

To be eligible for selection, pictures of the research environment have to be taken in the CERIC facilities. Pictures of scientific imaging shall be related to all fields of materials/biomaterials science and nanotechnology. Any person shown in the pictures should NOT be recognizable, unless a previous authorization to take and publish his/her picture has been signed.

When sending the files, follow the specifications as below:

  • Format: .jpg
  • Colour: CMYK;
  • High resolution: at least 300 dpi;
  • Size: max. 7 MB per picture
  • File’s name: name.surname-picturetitle.jpg
  • Both colour and black&white pictures are admitted.
  • Retouched pictures are not admitted.

Please upload also the filled in participation form, or send it to press@ceric-eric.eu.


A selection committee will select and reward the best 3 pictures, for a total of 3 pictures rewarded. The winning authors will be rewarded with 400 Euro after taxes.

Selected pictures will be ensured the publication on the CERIC Report 2017, as well as on other media used by CERIC for its institutional and communication scopes. All received pictures may also be used for other CERIC publications.

Selection Committee

Artworks will be selected by CERIC-ERIC staff and approved by CERIC bodies. The Committee has the right to reward more artworks of the same author. The best pictures will be announced within December 2017 and will be posted and published via the CERIC communications channels.

Acceptance of the rules

By participating in the CERIC Science Picture Contest, each applicant accepts to transfer for free to CERIC-ERIC all intellectual property rights, except the right to be recognized as the author, on the submitted images, which shall be used by CERIC-ERIC for its publications.


For further information, and to book your visit to the CERIC facility closest to you to take pictures and submit them to the CERIC Science Picture Contest 2017, visit: http://www.ceric-eric.eu/SciencePictureContest2017/

CERIC Press & Communications Office:

+39 040 375 8953 / 8808, press@ceric-eric.eu

Local contacts of facilities in each country are available in the website of the Contest.