PiMP 2018

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!


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

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

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’.


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