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In celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table, show us your periodic tables! Your photo could be selected to win a periodic table-themed prize and be featured in our weekly magazine. Your photos could take place in the kitchen, at the museum, in your lab, or wherever you find your favorite periodic tables across the globe.
We are no longer accepting submissions for the "I Spy a Periodic Table" Photo Contest. View results here.
Terms: C&EN I Spy a Periodic Table Photo Contest begins Jan. 4, 2019 and ends Feb. 4, 2019.
Who may enter: People 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 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. Images submitted that are smaller than 600 by 400 pixels may be rejected. Please contact us 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 may be submitted through one of these avenues.
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, C&EN website, and for marketing and promotional purposes.
Judging: Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity and photographic quality. A C&EN panel will judge the entries and all contest decisions are final.
Prizes: C&EN I Spy a Periodic Table will publish the winning photos online and in print in February 2019 and will award prizes to be announced.
Rules and Regulations: Full rules and regulations for the C&EN I Spy a Periodic Table 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 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 #ISpyAPeriodicTable 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.
ENTRIES POSTED BY SPONSOR ARE THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT, AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER. Sponsor reserves the right to waive the Entry Requirements set forth herein in its sole discretion. Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to participants. Participant warrants and represents that his/her Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademark rights, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property, or other rights of any person or entity, and that any publication of the Entry via various media outlets, including Internet posting, will not infringe on the rights of any third party. In the event that an Entry contains likenesses of third parties or elements not owned by the participant, the participant must be able to provide legal releases for such use, including Sponsor’s use of such Entry, in a form satisfactory to Sponsor, upon request, prior to the naming of the winner. All participants further agree to indemnify and hold Sponsor and its Representatives harmless from any claims arising from Sponsor’s use of the participant’s or winner’s Entry.