PiMP 2018 Call for submissions

PiMP is going on its fifth year! Let’s make it better than ever! As always, the goal is to celebrate our exciting profession and to show off visually stimulating aspects of the work of a Medical Physicist.

Categories for 2018

T – Technical / Technology. This category is for images that display beauty in the technical aspects of our field, as well as for those using photographic techniques such as long exposures.
P – Professionals at work. This category is for sharing people focused other, (fun) parts of the job, think of the 2016 People’s choice award winner ‘LinacBoat’.

Judging

Images will be judged by a jury of professionals from Medical Physics and Photography. The criteria are visual impact, storytelling aspects, and technical quality. The top three images in each category will be honoured with the winners receiving the highly coveted “PIMP awards”. We will also again have the public’s choice prize, the “Public PIMP award”, as voted on by members and staff of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM).

Image Display and Auction

The images will be shown at the Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, EPSM 2018 in Adelaide. Selected images will be published on the ACPSEM website, its newsletter, on this website, related social media (www.facebook.com/go4PiMP) and other publications. Last year selected images were auctioned off, with all proceeds donated to the Asia Pacific Special Interest Group (APSIG) benefiting the advancement of medical physics and engineering, especially in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. We plan to also have an auction benefiting the foundation again this year. If you prefer not to have your image in the auction, please indicate this at submission. This will not impact your chances of winning.

Terms and Conditions

– Deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018 17:00 AEST
– Images must be photographs; this includes those taken with camera phones.
– For all images, small image corrections and modifications in image editing software are allowed, but the impact of the image needs to arise from the initial capture and not from a post processing effect.
– Image submission is digital via email to: photographyinmedphys@gmail.com with subject line: “Image submission”. Attach all images to one email. You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days.
– Image size: largest dimension: 2000 pixels, colour space: sRGB
– The submitted image file name should contain the name of the photographer, the category (P or T) and the name of the image separated by spaces, e.g.: “PeterCanon T LinacMania.jpg”
– Submission is open to any practicing or aspiring Medical Physicist
– Each person may submit up to five images in total and specify a category for each image in the file name as described above (otherwise we will assign one).
– Copyright for all submitted images remains with you, the photographer. By submitting an image you grant the organisers and ACPSEM a non-exclusive license to publicly show your image(s) (printed or in electronic form) to promote ACPSEM and this and future competitions. Image credit will be given. Unless informing us of the contrary when submitting your image, you also agree for your images to be included in an auction benefiting APSIG.
– By submitting an image you affirm that any people shown in the image have agreed to be there and are ok with the image being shown publicly and possibly being printed/sold. You further affirm that your image does not violate any copyright laws.
– Equipment can and likely will be visible in many images. We ask that all vendor identifiable equipment is treated with respect (we love our vendors!). We also ask that the display of vendor names and logos in the images is kept to a minimum.
– The organisers reserve the right to exclude any submission that they deem non-suitable

Start now and submit early!

The competition is organized by Joerg Lehmann and Alannah Kejda as a social activity of the NSW/ACT branch of the ACPSEM. It is kindly supported by sponsorship from the Gamma Gurus.

We very much look forward to your entries!
Joerg and Alannah

 

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PiMP 2017 Winners

The results of the 2017 Photography in Medical Physics (PiMP) competition have been announced at the “Gamma Gurus Gala Dinner” of the Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, EPSM 2017 at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart earlier this week.  The dinner also featured a display of selected images from the competition printed in high gloss on metal, which were auctioned off for the benefit of charitable work.

There were awards for the professional judging and for the public vote, the “Public PiMP” award chosen by members and staff of ACPSEM.


Professional Judging

1st place – Claire Pagulayan “Luring your supervisor into having a TEAP meeting”

(c) 2017 Claire Pagulayan

2nd place – Claire Pagulayan “Broken Mirror”

(c) 2017 Claire Pagulayan

 

3rd place – Alicia Moggre and Andy Cousins “The Dangers Of Lisping”

(c) 2017 Alicia Moggre and Andy Cousins

 

Honourable Mention – Amy Walker “Retired Flight Tube”

(c) 2017 Amy Walker

 

Honourable Mention – Frank Gagliardi “Medical Physicist’s Jelly Shots“

(c) 2017 Frank Gagliardi

 

Honourable Mention – Jarrad Begg – “Top Down Target”

(c) 2017 Jarrad Begg

 

 


People’s Choice – Public PiMP Award

1st place and Public PiMP Award –   Claire Pagulayan “Broken Mirror”

(c) 2017 Claire Pagulayan

 

2nd place – Claire Pagulayan “Luring your supervisor into having a TEAP meeting”

(c) 2017 Claire Pagulayan

 

3rd place – Jarrad Begg “Aligned On The Future”

(c) 2017 Jarrad Begg

 

Honourable Mention – Giles Wynn-Williams “Medical Physicist Commitment 1978”

(c) 2017 Giles Wynn-Williams

 

Honourable Mention – Nikki Shelton “New frontiers”

(c) 2017 Nikki Shelton

 


Congratulations to all winners! Thanks to all participants for entering, thanks to our judges, and thanks to all the members and staff who participated in the online vote!

Thank you also to the ACPSEM leadership and HQ staff (current and past), in particular Susie Zhong, Geoff Barbaro and Hannah Pia Baral, as well as to Leah Biffin, the EPSM 2017 social co-ordinator! You all were essential to the success of PiMP 2017.

We would also like to thank Hans and Jason of the Gamma Gurus for again supporting PiMP this year!

Cheers

Joerg Lehmann (PiMP Master) and Alannah Kejda (PiMP Mistresses)

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Public PiMP award 2017

And once again it is time for the public vote. Here is a link to the 2017 finalist images. The title of each image is displayed underneath the image in the larger view (click on the thumbnail image to see it).

Check out the images on both index pages, pick your three favorites and then look for the link to vote in the lower left of the screen.

Judging 2017

Judging for PiMP 2017 has concluded. Thank you to the judges of this year’s competition for their expertise and committment:

Mercury Megaloudis, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Photographer of the Year

Leslie Duffin, Caves Beach, Australia
Gallery Owner

Kimberly Sayre, San Francisco, USA
Professional Photographer

Marcel van Herk, Manchester, UK
Medical Physicist

Ivan Williams, Yallambie, Australia
Medical Physicist

Otto Sauer, Würzburg, Germany
Medical Physicist

PiMP 2017 Call for submissions

PiMP 2017 – new categories, more variety, same fun! After three great years we have decided to mix things up a bit and introduce new categories for 2017. We will keep the “Professionals at Work” category. We have added the “Open” category, and all images that would have fallen in any of the two previously used categories “Macro” and “Other” are now best suited for the “Open” category.

In addition we have created the “Registrar” category for entries relating to the joys (and occasional pains) of being a Medical Physics registrar. We hope that this will allow for a lot of creativity and might give you a nice outlet. Have fun with this, and please keep some physics in the images, e.g. if someone is shown falling asleep due to excessive work, they should at least be sleeping on a physics textbook.

A fourth category for PiMP 2017 will be “Alternative capture”. Departing from our previous rule that all images need to be captured with a photographic camera, we are now accepting other images. Recognising that we are surrounded by many interesting images, taken with an array of different systems exploiting a variety of mechanisms, we hope this will bring out some exciting work.

As always, the goal is to celebrate our exciting profession and to show off visually stimulating aspects of the work of a Medical Physicist.

Images will be judged by a jury of professionals from Medical Physics and Photography. The criteria are visual impact, storytelling aspects, and technical quality. The top three images in each category will be awarded prizes with the winners each receiving one of the highly coveted “PIMP awards”. We will also again have the public’s choice prize, the “Public PIMP award”, as voted on by members of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM).
The images will be shown at the EPSM 2017 in Hobart. Selected images will be published on the ACPSEM website and in the Newsletter, on our website (www.PhotographyInMedicalPhysics.com), related social media (www.facebook.com/go4PiMP) and in other publications.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deadline for submissions is 31 July 2017 17:00 AEST
  • Images in the P, O and R categories must be photographs. Images in the A category can be captured with any means other than a photographic camera.
  • For all images small image corrections and modifications in image editing software are allowed, but the impact of the image needs to arise from the initial capture and not from a post processing effect.
  • Image submission is digital via email to: photographyinmedphys@gmail.com with subject line: “Image submission”. Attach all images to one email. You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days.
  • Image size: largest dimension: 2000 pixels, colour space: sRGB
  • The submitted image file name should contain the name of the photographer, the category (O, R or A) and the name of the image separated by spaces, e.g.: “JonnyNikon R 24hours AreNotEnough.jpg”
  • Submission is open to any practicing or aspiring Medical Physicist
  • Each person may submit up to five images in total and specify a category for each image in the file name as described above (otherwise we will assign one).
  • Copyright for all submitted images remains with you, the photographer. By submitting an image you grant the organisers and ACPSEM a non-exclusive license to publicly show your image(s) (printed or in electronic form) to promote ACPSEM and this and future competitions. Image credit will be given.
  • By submitting an image you affirm that any people shown in the image have agreed to be there and are ok with the image being shown publicly and possibly being printed. You further affirm that your image does not violate any copyright laws.
  • Equipment can and likely will be visible in many images. We ask that all vendor identifiable equipment is treated with respect (we love our vendors!). We also ask that the display of vendor names and logos in the images is kept to a minimum.
  • The organisers reserve the right to exclude any submission that they deem non-suitable

But wait… there’s more: In addition we are looking for images taken at past EPSM meetings. ACPSEM wants to put on a display of these images at the 2017 EPSM. So, if you have any images sitting around on a hard drive, please send them our way (same email address, with “Past EPSM images” in the email subject). You can send up to 10 of those .. or possibly 11. Even better, if you have old prints in a box somewhere, pick the best ones, scan them and also send them to us. Of course, we wouldn’t expect you to do this for nothing, there will be a second, publicly chosen price for the best past EPSM image… like the “Public Past EPSM PiMP Award” (PPEPA). We will figure out a name and make a trophy in due time.

So, to recap:

  1. Regular submission categories (5 images total)

P – Professionals at work

O – Open – entries relating to all issues of Medical Physics, including macro and others

R – Registrar – images related to being a Medical Physics Registrar (submitting photographer does not have to be a registrar)

A – Alternative capture – images relating to Medical Physics that have been captured with imaging devices other than a photographic camera. This could be anything from an x-ray machine to a Xerox copier.

  1. Bonuscategory (up to 10 images)

E – images from past EPSM meetings

The competition is organized by Joerg Lehmann and Alannah Kejda as a social activity of the NSW/ACT branch of the ACPSEM. It is kindly supported by sponsorship from the Gamma Gurus.

If anything is unclear, feel free to shoot us an email.

We very much look forward to your entries!
Joerg and Alannah

 

PiMP 2016 Winners

This year’s Photography in Medical Physics (PiMP) competition concluded at the Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, EPSM 2016 in Sydney. The finalist images were on display at the booth of our sponsors, the Gamma Gurus and were shown on the large screens in the symposia rooms of the Australian Technology Park Conference & Event Centre between the scientific presentations.

The PiMP 2016 winners were announced during the afternoon tea break on Wednesday. As before, there were three thematic categories judged by our panel of judges plus the People’s Choice (Public PiMP) award chosen by members and staff of ACPSEM.


Category: Professionals at work

1st place – James Rijken “Radiation Signage In Sight”

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2nd place – Duncan Butler “Sleeve Alignment”

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3rd place – Nanette Schleich “Broken Linac Mirror”

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Category: Marco – Get up close and personal with Medical Physics

1st place – Nanette Schleich “Broken Linac Mirror 2”

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2nd place – James Rijken “Electron Fractals”

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3rd place – Reza Alnaghi “Electron Acceleration”source”

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Category: Other exciting aspects of Medical Physics

1st place – Ryan Smith “Liquid X-rays”

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2nd place – Stephanie Corde “Jelly Rat Hungry After Synchrotron Microbeam Radiation Therapy“

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3rd place – Price Jackson “Seriously, Go Away”

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People’s Choice aka “Public PiMP” Award

1st place – Christchurch Hospital Oncology Physics Team 2004 “LinacBoat”

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2nd place – James Rijken “Radiation Signage In Sight”

3rd place – Michael Jameson “Beams Eye View”

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Congratulations to all winners! And thanks again to everybody for entering: we could literally not do this without you!   Thank you to the ACPSEM leadership and HQ staff, namely Geoff Barbaro (General Manager), Hannah Pia Baral (Deputy General Manager), Susie Zhong, Josephine Ardizzone and Denise Wang for their support!

We would also like to thank the Gamma Gurus again for supporting PiMP 2016 and enabling us to print images and to provide nice trophies to the winners.

We are excited about the request from Martin Caon, Editor in Chief of Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, the scientific journal of ACPSEM, to publish PiMP images from this and previous years in upcoming issues of the journal.

Cheers

Joerg Lehmann (PiMP Master)

May Whitaker and Alannah Kejda (PiMP Mistresses)

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Public PiMP award 2016

It’s time for the public vote for this year’s competition. Here is a link to the finalist images (click on any thumbnail image for a larger view):

http://www.jlehmann.de/PiPM2016/

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Please look over the finalists, pick your three favorites and vote using the link on the left bottom of the page. Voting for the award is open to ACPSEM members and staff. Other votes will be considered for display image selection. Voting will close on Monday 7 Nov 2016 at noon (Sydney time, UTC +10:00).

Trophies, the highly coveted “PiMP Awards”, for the winners in the three categories selected by the judges and the “Public PiMP Award” will be given out during EPSM in Sydney. There will be certificates for second and third places.

Selected images will be on display at the booth of our generous sponsor, the Gamma Gurus.

We hope you enjoy looking at the images as much as we do.

 

Judging done

The judges for the 2016 PiMP competition have submitted their verdicts and the results have been tallied. Trophies will be engraved soon.

A big “Thank you!!” to our judges:

Mercury Megaloudis, Melbourne
Australian Photographer of the Year

Kimberly Sayre, San Francisco
Professional Photographer

Tilly Boleyn, Sydney
Manager, Powerhouse Museum

Sonja Dieterich, Sacramento
Medical Physicist

Marcel van Herk, Manchester
Medical Physicist

Leslie Duffin, Caves Beach
Gallery Owner

PiMP 2016 Call for submissions

We have received such fantastic images and great feedback from our second PIMP competition last year, we’ve decided to do it all again this year! We invite you to submit your best shots to PiMP 2016.

The rules remain the same:  all Medical Physicists are invited to submit up to 5 photos per person to the 2016 “Photography in Medical Physics” (PIMP) competition.  The goal is to celebrate our exciting profession and to show off visually stimulating aspects of the work of a Medical Physicist.

The competition will again run in three categories:

P – Professionals at work

O – Other exciting aspects of Medical Physics

M – Macro: Get up close and personal with Medical Physics

Images will be judged by a jury of professionals from Medical Physics and Photography.  Criteria are visual impact, storytelling aspects, and technical quality. The top three images in each category will be awarded prizes and the highly coveted “PIMP award”. We will also again have the public’s choice prize, the “Public PIMP award”, as voted on by members of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM).

The images will be shown at the EPSM 2016 in Sydney.  Selected images will be published on the ACPSEM website and in the Newsletter, on our website (www.PhotographyInMedicalPhysics.com), related social media (www.facebook.com/go4PiMP) and other publications.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deadline for submissions is 31 July 2016 17:00 AEST
  • Images must be photographs. Small image corrections and modifications in image editing software are allowed, but the impact of the image needs to arise from the photo and not from post processing.
  • Image submission is digital via email to:  photographyinmedphys@gmail.com with subject line: “Image submission”. Attach all images to one email. You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days.
  • Image size: largest dimension: 2000 pixels, colour space: sRGB
  • The submitted image file name should contain the name of the photographer, the category (P, O, or M) and the name of the image separated by spaces, e.g.: “BobHasselblad P JoysOfMonthlyQA.
  • Submission is open to any practicing or aspiring Medical Physicist irrespective of the field of work or employeer.
  • Each person may submit up to five images in total and specify a category for each image in the file name as described above (otherwise we will assign one).
  • Copyright for all submitted images remains with you, the photographer. By submitting an image you grant the organisers and ACPSEM a non-exclusive license to publicly show your image(s) (printed or in electronic form) to promote ACPSEM and this and future competitions. Image credit will be given.
  • By submitting an image you affirm that any people shown in the image have agreed to be there and are ok with the image being shown publicly and possibly being printed. You further affirm that your image does not violate any copyrights.
  • Equipment can and likely will be visible in many images. We ask that all vendor identifiable equipment is treated with respect (we love our vendors!). We also ask that the display of vendor names and logos in the images is kept to a minimum.
  • The organisers reserve the right to exclude any submission that they deem non-suitable.

The competition is again organized by Joerg Lehmann, May Whitaker and Alannah Kejda as a social activity of the NSW/ACT branch of the ACPSEM.  It is kindly supported by sponsorship from the Gamma Gurus.

We very much look forward to your entries!

Joerg, May and Alannah