BACG 2020


Crystals as Art Competition

A "Crystals as Art" competition will be held, which is open to all registered delegates.

Submission deadline: To be announced

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Crystals in Art Prizes:

1st Prize - £150 and certificate
2nd Prize - £100 and certificate
3rd Prize - £50 and certificate

Competition Guidelines

  • You must be registered for the 2021 BACG Annual Conference and must attend the meeting to participate.
  • Images should be related to crystals and/or crystallisation. As "Crystals as Art", aesthetic aspects rather than scientific quality will be the key elements in the competition.
  • Only one submission per contestant will be considered.
  • Images obtained by any imaging technique are allowed; multiple images can be combined into one composite image, image manipulation is explicitly allowed.
  • All images are to be submitted as a high resolution jpeg/tiff file of at least 300 dpi. Deadline to be announced soon.
  • A shortlist of 10 images would be selected by the meeting committee; the finalists need to bring their own printed images to the meeting for exhibition at the meeting and will be judged by all attendees.
  • Format: all submitted images must include a title, a short description of the technique used, the object that was imaged and any special conditions. In addition, the submitter's name and email address must be given. If selected as a finalist, the image and caption (24-point size) should be made ready for mounting on a sturdy backing board at the meeting.
  • Do not frame your image!
  • The overall dimensions should not exceed A3 in size.