New nanotechnology image contest hosted by the NNI

(Nanowerk News) Submit your images! Help the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) demonstrate how beautiful the nanoscale can be and explain how the research behind your picture may lead to nanotechnologies that benefit society.
The goal is to envision where your research is headed and explain how “seeing” at the nanoscale is important to reaching that vision. This contest is for students conducting nanotechnology research in the United States and U.S. territories.
Submissions accepted from January 20, 2015 through March 31, 2015.
Public voting begins April 7, 2015.
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Submissions will be accepted from teams and from individuals. A student must be responsible for the majority of the work both in acquiring the image and in creatively manipulating it. A lead contact person must be designated for team submissions. Please specify both the people responsible for the scientific effort behind acquiring the image and the individual(s) who created the submission. The order in which names are listed is the order in which they will appear on the EnvisioNano judging site and on
Qualifying, appropriate images will be posted online for public semi-finalist voting by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), subject to resource constraints. Anyone is welcome to vote, so make sure to tell your friends, lab mates, and family! The voting page will be available on the NNI webpage on April 7th. Once semifinalist images are determined by public voting, judges from the NNI will choose the winning images.
The winning submissions will be spotlighted on the NNI website for one month. The winning images, the names and affiliations of the submitters, and the descriptions of their research will be featured on the homepage of The images and accompanying information will then be placed in an archive on the site. Additionally, the winning images may appear in official documents and publications for the NNI such as the budget supplement or strategic plan. The NNCO may also arrange for viewing of the winning images at symposia and technical conferences, such as the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, June 14 – 17, 2015.
Source: National Nanotechnology Initiative
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