Magnetism as Art Showcase

The submission site is open from August 11, 2017 through October 16, 2017.

The 2017 MMM Conference is pleased to announce a new event, "Magnetism as Art Showcase", to highlight the beauty of magnetism and magnetic materials. Selected submissions to the showcase will be displayed at the Conference while all submissions will be posted to the Conference Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MMMConference/). Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges as well as by popular vote. The awards (up to four) will each consist of $50 USD cash and a certificate. The winners will be recognized at the evening session on November 8, 2017.

Showcase Rules

  • In order to participate in the Showcase, one of the listed co-authors to the entry must be a registered attendee of the 2017 MMM Conference and be onsite at the meeting.
  • Each registered attendee is permitted to submit ONE entry as a first author and it should highlight the beauty of magnetism and magnetic materials. There is no limitation on the number of entries for which you are listed as a co-author. Each entry must be distinct from one another, and not involve a simple modification, such as the change in background color.
  • The entries may be the result of any experimental imaging technique, modeling and simulation, as well as the combination of multiple images. The focus of the showcase is on the aesthetics of the image rather than its scientific quality.
  • If your entry contains any content subject to copyright regulations, you are responsible for obtaining, prior to submission, the necessary agreements to permit the exhibition of the entry according to the showcase rules. According to Dictionary.com, plagiarism is defined as "an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author." Violators will be subject to disqualification.
  • By submitting your entry, you acknowledge that you agree to abide by the Showcase rules and that you permit the display of your entry during the Conference if selected, on the Conference Facebook site, and during current and future Conference advertising.
  • All entries much be submitted online before 11:59 pm EDT on October 16, 2017. See instructions for submission below. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges based on the aesthetics of the image, relationship to magnetism and magnetic materials, visual impact and creativity. Up to 24 submissions will be selected for display at the Conference and these entries will be eligible for prizes awarded by the panel of judges as well as by popular vote. The awards (up to four) will each consist of $50 USD cash and a certificate. The winners will be recognized at the evening session on November 8, 2017. Each entry is eligible for only one prize. The selected entries as well as those deserving honorable mention will be posted to the Conference Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MMMConference/).
  • If a submission is selected for display at the Conference, the submitter will be notified by October 30, 2017 and will be responsible for printing and transporting the entry to the Conference venue. The printout must be 28" x 28" in size and be mounted on designated poster boards outside the exhibits hall no later than noon (12:00pm EDT) on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to allow sufficient time for judging and voting. For any questions, please contact info@mmmconference.com with "Magnetism as Art Showcase" in the message title.

Submission Details

  • All entries much be submitted online before 11:59 pm EDT on October 16, 2017.
  • The file should consist of a high resolution *.jpg file of at least 300 dpi. The maximum file size is 10 MB. Include the submitter’s last name in the file name.
  • All entries must include:
    • a short title;
    • the first author’s name and affiliation
    • the names and affiliations of the co-authors;
    • a short description of the subject of the image and its relationship to magnetism and magnetic materials; and
    • the technique(s) used to obtain the image.

An example of a possible submission is given below, and examples from a sister competition, the TMS Materials Photography Contest, can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tmsevents/sets/72157678068919674.