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