PiMP 2015

PiMP 2015 Winners

The winners of this year’s Photography in Medical Physics (PiMP) competition were announced at the Engineering and the Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, EPSM 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. There were three thematic categories judged by our panel of judges and the People’s Choice (Public PiMP) award chosen by members and staff of ACPSEM.

Category: Professionals at work

1st place – Duncan Butler ” Pinpoint Alignment”

032 P - Pinpoint Alignment

2nd place – Kristie Harrison “After Hours Physicist”

012 P - After Hours Physicist

Equal 3rd place – Elizabeth Kyriakou “LaBella Fantasma”

024 P - La Bella Fantasma

Equal 3rd place – Talia Jarema – “The super-hero gig is a bit slow these days – retraining”

027 P - The super-hero gig is a bit slow these days - retraining


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

Equal Winner – Amy Walker “MLC Alignment”


Equal Winner – Stephanie Corde “The Roots Of Medical Physics”

018 M - The Roots Of Medical Physics

Equal 2nd place – Kat Biggerstaff  “Secondary Carousel Edge”

021 M - Secondary Carousel Edge

Equal 2nd place – Kat Biggerstaff “Thyratron”

022 M - Thyratron

Equal 2nd place – Peta Lonski “Anatomy”

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3rd place – Kat Biggerstaff  “Gamma Knife source”

019 M - Gamma Knife Source


Category: Other exciting aspects of Medical Physics

Equal Winner – Michael Jameson “eTree”

005 O - eTree

Equal Winner – Michael Douglass “LaserQA”

015 O - LaserQA

Equal 2nd place – AmyWalker “Laser Alignment”


Equal 2nd place – Michael Douglass “Isocentre”

016 O - Isocentre

Equal 3rd place – Micheal Douglass “Arc”

013 O - Arc

Equal 3rd place – Peta Lonski  “May the charge be with you”

030 O - May The Charge Be With You-resaved copy

People’s Choice aka “Public PiMP” Award

Winner – Michael Douglass “Isocentre”

016 O - Isocentre

2nd place – Michael Douglass “LaserQA”

015 O - LaserQA

3rd place – Michael Jameson “eTree”

005 O - eTree

Congratulations to all winners! Thanks to everybody for entering! There was a lot of positive response to the images at EPSM and many members participated in the voting for the People’s choice award. Thank you to the ACPSEM leadership, namely ACPSEM President Dr. Sean Geoghegan, Kristie Harrison (NSW/ACT Branch Chair), Geoff Barbaro (General Manager), Hannah Pia Baral (Deputy General Manager), Susie and Yuri Chernenko for their support!

We would also like to thank the Gamma Gurus again for supporting PiMP 2015 and enabling us to create the display with High Gloss Aluminum prints at EPSM and to provide nice trophies to the winners.


Joerg Lehmann (PiMP Master)

May Whitaker and Alannah Kejda (PiMP Mistresses)

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Judging PiMP 2015

We again had a great team of judges this year: Professional Photographers Mercury Megalaudis (Melbourne, Australia) and Kimberly Sayre (San Francisco, USA), Medical Physicists Marcel van Herk (Manchester, UK) and Ivan Williams (Yallambie, Australia) as well as Tilly Boleyn, manager at the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney, Australia). They have made their decisions and the trophies are being engraved.

Now it’s time for people’s choice voting. Everybody can vote for their top three images. Votes from ACPSEM members and staff will count for the coveted “Public PiMP Award”.




Last call for PiMP 2015

PiMP 2015 submissions will close on Monday, 21 Sep 2015.  Take a moment, look around you at work, snap away .. and submit. Detailed instructions are in the Call for submissions post below.

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Submitted yet?

Have you submitted your images for PiMP 2015 yet? There is lots of room for creativity. The here shown portrait of Colonel Butler, Ph.D. might stretch the category “Professionals at Work” a bit, but with a title like “Protector of the Australian Gray” you could probably get away with it. Have fun!

Colonel Butler, Ph.D.
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PiMP 2015 Call for submissions

As we had so much fun and many great submissions with our inaugural competition, we decided to do it again: Welcome to PiMP 2015!

To not overcomplicate things, we are keeping the rules pretty much the same. All Medical Physicists are invited to submit up to 5 photos to the 2015 “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 now highly coveted “PIMP award”. We will also again have the public’s choice prize, the “Public PIMP award”, selected by all interested members of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM).

The images will be shown at EPSM 2015 in Wellington. Some images will be published in the ACPSEM Newsletter, on our website (www.PhotographyInMedicalPhysics.com), related social media (www.facebook.com/go4PiMP) and other publications.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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 a post processing effect.
  • Image submission is digital via email to: photographyinmedphys <at> gmail<dot>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
  • Images are planned to be printed in the 4×5 and square aspect ratios. If your creativity requires a different aspect ratio and your image is selected to be printed we will likely add black space around it to fit 4×5.
  • 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.jpg”
  • Submission is open to any Medical Physicist, irrespective of area of work (hospital, university, industry, government), employment status, country of residence, favourite ion chamber, preferred electrometer range etc.
  • 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 affirm that you took the image and grant the organisers a non-exclusive license to publicly show your images (printed or in electronic form) for the purposes of this and future competitions, as well as for promotion of ACPSEM and the profession of Medical Physics
  • By submitting an image you also affirm that any people shown in the image have agreed to be there, that you have permission to take the photograph in that particular locale with that particular equipment, 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