Submit your pictures today to the University of North Florida Physics Photo Contest. To compete in
the contest, you must submit your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by
October 27th. Your photo must demonstrate/encompass/involve a
concept of physics. These can be in any category of picture (natural or contrived).
Animated and/or photoshopped pictures are NOT allowed. However, photos that are
a combination of multiple photos are acceptable.
Along with your photo, please
include a small description (100 word max.) of the physical concept involved in
the photograph, your name and school/institution, and corresponding address (or
email). Furthermore, photographs must be owned by the participant, original,
and cannot be found online.
Natural photos are those that involve everyday situations that may demonstrate a variety of physics concepts.
Contrived photos are those that are set up to show a particular physics concept or related set of concepts
Above images and definitions from the American Association of Physics Teachers
Who can enter?
This contest is open to any and
all students in the greater Jacksonville area (Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, and surrounding counties). This includes college, high school,
middle school, and elementary school students. Middle and elementary school
participants should have their parents submit their entry or have a class entry
through their teacher.
How will judging work?
All entries will be evaluated
by a committee of UNF Physics Faculty. From the original entries, the UNF
Physics Faculty will choose the top 20 photos to go to the final round. In the final
round, the photos will be uploaded to the UNF Physics Facebook Page. The photos
will then be voted on by the fans and followers of the UNF Physics Facebook
Page. The only metric for votes is how many likes and reactions the photo gets! In the event
of a tie, the photo with the largest reach on Facebook will win**.
What is the take away?
There will be a 1st,
2nd, and 3rd place award. The awards will be a $50, $25,
and $10 gift card for Amazon.com, respectively.
Submission Period: September
1st through October 27th
Finals on Facebook: November 6th through November 17th
Winners announced : November 20th
Submit to: Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen, email@example.com
Subject line: UNF
UNF Physics reserves the rights to post
and use photos on Facebook and other social media outlets, as well as in other
media outreach for the department and university. Photographs must be owned by the participant, original, and cannot be found online. By submitting a photo, you are agreeing to these terms.
**This is competition is on an honor system. Therefore, it is expected that all participants will act fairly and not tamper with votes (this includes purchasing of votes and reactions). If a photo is suspected of this, then it is possible that their photo may be disqualified. Votes should be from real accounts.
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