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In celebration of 2019’s International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT), C&EN’s Chemistry in Pictures and @RealTimeChem are teaming up to present #RealTimeElements Week, Nov. 11–17, 2019. If you’ve got a photo or video that stars a particular element—for example, a ruthenium catalyst or a neon gas—we want to see it!
Entries for #RealTimeElements Week can be an image or video and must clearly be connected to a particular element in the periodic table, either visually or in the description submitted. Entries may be made on Twitter or Instagram using the #RealTimeElements hashtag. Entries may also be submitted through the online form below for those who wish to remain anonymous or who do not use Twitter or Facebook.
You can submit entries in two categories: (1) video and (2) image. Each will have a grand prize and two runners-up. All winners will receive a limited-edition C&EN IYPT travel mug. The grand-prize winners will also receive a $50 gift card and a special print of their image or a film-reel-style print of shots from their video.
Terms: #RealTimeElements Week begins November 11, 2019, and ends November 17, 2019.
Who may enter: Photographers and videographers who are 18 years old or older may enter, except for individuals affiliated with the American Chemical Society, including employees and their immediate families (children, siblings, and spouses).
What to submit: Submitted images and videos are their original works, and do not infringe on the rights of other parties. Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public website. Obscene, provocative, or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. Images must be submitted in a JPG high-quality format or MP4. Images submitted that are smaller than 600 by 400 pixels may be rejected. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about image type, size, or quality.
Please note that if a photo features people, they must be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment—gloves, goggles, lab coats, etc.—for their location and activity. Guidelines for appropriate personal protective equipment from the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Chemical Safety are available here.
How to Enter: Digital photos or videos may be submitted through one of a number of avenues. All submitted images are subject to approval before they are posted to C&EN’s website and #RealTimeChem’s blog.
Once entered, ACS and C&EN assume the right to use submitted images in both print and electronic formats, including but not limited to: on the acs.org website, on the C&EN website, and for marketing and promotional purposes.
Judging: Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in conveying the beauty of chemistry. A C&EN and RealTimeChem panel will judge the entries, and all contest decisions are final.
Prizes: C&EN Chem Pics will award prizes as follows:
Full rules and regulations for the C&EN Chemistry in Pictures Photo Contest can be found here. Additionally, ACS and C&EN assume the right to use submitted images in both print and electronic formats, including but not limited to: on the acs.org website, C&EN website, and for marketing and promotional purposes. All acs.org Terms and Conditions apply.
All Entries must include a photo, or video, and description to be valid. Descriptions will not be judged.
Only online Entries will be eligible, and all other methods of entry are void. Watermarked Entries are not acceptable.
All Entries submitted via Twitter and Instagram must include the hashtag #RealTimeElements and handle @cenmag to be valid. All Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the holder of the email, Twitter, or Instagram account from which it was sent. For these purposes, an email, Twitter, or Instagram account holder shall mean the primary person who is assigned to such email, Twitter, or Instagram account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account, Twitter accounts, or Instagram accounts. Sponsor is not responsible for, and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, unsuccessful, or illegible Entries for any reason. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject any Entry for failure to fully comply with these Official Contest Rules. Each Entry must be the original work of the participant, and may not have been published previously, entered in any other contest, or have won any other award. Statements made in the Entry must be true and accurate. All Entries become the sole property of Sponsor, and none will be returned.