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At Distance Together – PiMP 2020 – Call for submissions with a special category

As in previous years, we are calling for submissions to the Photography in Medical Physics competition. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on all our lives and workplaces, we have added a special category in the hope that taking photos will help in coping with the situation and also document the efforts and circumstances. As “Social Distancing” and working in isolation away from colleagues and the social fabric of our workplaces become necessary, we want focus on that we are all in this together.

Under the name “At Distance Together” we are calling for images that show how your work life as a Medical Physicist has changed and how you are dealing with the overall situation. If this resonates with photographers and we receive suitable submissions, we will consider showing these images prior to the official judgement though our various outlets with the intend to spread the hope and give encouragement.

As before, we will have the two categories covering technical and social aspects of our profession. So, the 2020 categories are:

T – Technical / Technology. This category is for images that display the beauty of 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 and other (fun) parts of the job. (You might want to use the longer lens to keep the recommended distance to others).

ADT – At Distance Together. How has “Social Distancing” and working in isolation impacted your work? Photograph to inspire, encourage and/or amuse others and to document these times. (There is no limit on the number of submissions per person in this category. Start submitting now and repeat often. The images might be displayed throughout the year.)

As before, 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 be hosting the public’s choice prize, the “Public PIMP award”, as voted on by members and staff of the ACPSEM.

We hope to show selected images at the Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, EPSM 2020 in Brisbane. Images will be published on the ACPSEM website, its newsletter, on the PiMP website, related social media and in other publications. In the last three years some images were printed on metal and auctioned off during EPSM, 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 hope 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 image submission is Sunday 9 August 2020 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 type: JPEG
  • Image size: as large as possible – don’t kill any pixels!
  • Image submission is digital via this upload site 
  • The submitted image file name should contain the name of the photographer, the category (P, T or ADT) and the name of the image separated by spaces, e.g.: “ EdwardLeica_ADT_MyHomeOffice.jpg”
  • Submission is open to any practicing or aspiring Medical Physicist
  • Each person may submit up to five images in total (for T and P) and specify a category for each image in the file name as described above (we might change the category if needed). There is no limit on the number of submissions for the ADT category.
  • 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 hope participating in the competition will provide you with fun and diversion. The goal is to celebrate our exciting profession and to show off visually stimulating aspects of the work of a Medical Physicist, always, and especially in these times.

We look forward to your submissions!
Joerg and Alannah

Submit Here

PiMP Winners 2019

The results of the 2019 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 2019 in Perth last week.

PiMP awards were given in the two categories “Technical / Technology” and  “Professionals at work”, as judged by our panel of professionals. Additionally the winner of the “Public PiMP” award was chosen by members and staff of the ACPSEM.

Professional Judging – Category T “Technical / Technology”

1st Place (shared)

Reza Alinaghi “Radiation ISO”
Duncan Butler “Half a mm”
Duncan Butler “microBeam Crossfire”

2nd Place

Peta Lonski “Branching Out”

3rd Place (shared)

Gray Lu “Tree Of Life Mini”
Reza Alinaghi “Electron Tree 2”
Duncan Butler “Balls Eye View”

Professional Judging – Category P “Professionals at work”

1st Place (shared)

Alicia Moggre and Anna Arns “Cat And Mouse”
Max Hanlon and Stephanie Keehan “Subverting Unconscious Gender Bias”

2nd Place

Reza Alinaghi “Headleakage”

3rd Place

Amy Walker “Retrofitting”

People’s Choice – “Public PiMP Award”

1st Place

Max Hanlon and Stephanie Keehan “Subverting Unconscious Gender Bias”

2nd Place

Anna Arns, Victoria Beenstock, Paul Ronaldson “Christmas Radiation Tree-tment”

3rd Place

Amy Walker “Retrofitting”

Thank you!

A big thank you to all participants, judges and online voters, to Tegan Rourke & the EPSM 2019 Team and to Susie Zhong from the ACPSEM office.

We would also like to thank Hans and Jason of the Gamma Gurus for their continuing support of our competitions!

Cheers,

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

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PiMP 2019 – Call for submissions

Hello again!

As you may have guessed, we are planning to have another competition this year. Since the format has worked well in 2018, we will not change much for PiMP 2019, except for the submission process, which is described below. We will again have two categories this year:

T – Technical / Technology. This category is for images that display the beauty of 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 and other (fun) parts of the job.

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 be hosting the public’s choice prize, the “Public PIMP award”, as voted on by members and staff of the ACPSEM.

The images will be shown at the Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, EPSM 2019 in Perth. Selected images will be published on the ACPSEM website, its newsletter, on the PiMP website, related social media and in other publications. In the last two years 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 image submission is Sunday 28 July 2019 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 type: JPEG
  • Image size: as large as possible – don’t kill any pixels (new)
  • Image submission is digital via this upload site (new)
  • 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.: “ThomasSony_T_CTscannerAtNight.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 (we might change the category if needed).
  • 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.

Have fun and take some great images showcasing Medical Physics. As always, the goal is to celebrate our exciting profession and to show off visually stimulating aspects of the work of a Medical Physicist.

We look forward to your submissions!
Joerg and Alannah

Submit Here

PiMP Winners 2018

The results of the 2018 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 2018 at the Adelaide Oval last week.

A selection of 30 images have been printed in high gloss on metal. They are on display in the City Suite Foyer of the Adelaide Convention Centre until 28 November 2018. The prints were part of a silent auction at the gala dinner for the benefit of the Better Healthcare Technology Foundation.

PiMP awards were given in the two categories “Technical / Technology” and  “Professionals at work”, as judged by our panel of professionals. Additionally the winner of the “Public PiMP” award was chosen by members and staff of the ACPSEM.


Professional Judging – Technical / Technology

1st place – Duncan Butler “In Lucy’s Head”

(c) 2018 Duncan Butler

 

2nd place – Gray Lu “State of the Art Phantom”

(c) 2018 Gray Lu

 

2nd place – Talia Jarema “Into the Tunnel”

(c) 2018 Talia Jarema

 

2nd place – Duncan Butler “X-ray tube at 100”

(c) 2018 Duncan Butler

Professional Judging – Professionals at work

1st place – Daniel Truant “Patiently waiting on a linac”

(c) 2018 Daniel Truant

2nd place – Rik Nezich “Doomsday Preppers”

(c) 2018 Rik Nezich

 

2nd place – Amy Walker “Self Reflections”

(c) 2018 Amy Walker


People’s Choice – Public PiMP Award

1st place and Public PiMP Award –  Rik Nezich “Doomsday Preppers”

(c) 2018 Rik Nezich

 

2nd place – Daniel Truant “Patiently waiting on a linac”

(c) 2018 Daniel Truant

 

3rd place – Duncan Butler “X-Ray tube at 100”

(c) 2018 Duncan Butler


Congratulations to all winners! Thank you to all participants for entering amazing images this year! We could not do this without you. Thanks to our judges, and thanks to all the members and staff who participated in the online vote!

Thank you to Eva Bezak, convener of EPSM 2018, to the ACPSEM leadership and to Susie Zhong for their support of PiMP 2018!

We would also like to thank Hans and Jason of the Gamma Gurus for their continuing support of our competitions!

Cheers,

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

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Public PiMP Award 2018

It’s time for this year’s public vote. Here is a link to the finalists.

Please look over all images (there are 2 pages), pick your three favourites (in order) and vote using the link on the left bottom of the page. Voting will close on Monday, Oct 2018 at 4 pm, Adelaide time.

 

We look forward to your votes!

 

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

 

final   01 - Thank you to the Gamma Gurus for the generous support of PiMP 2015