Photo Competition – Vibrant Chemistry

Photo Competition – Vibrant Chemistry

Author: ChemistryViews

Gemstones, fireworks, dyes, pigments, LED lights, the chlorophyll green of nature … Chemistry is involved in most of the—often vibrant—colors we see around us every day. It is also a vibrant science, with many exciting research fields that are important to tackling humanity’s challenges.

This summer, we invite you to share your personal perspective of chemistry through photos, showing your creativity and enthusiasm for science. In this photo competition, we are looking for beautiful, creative, attention-grabbing, visually striking, and/or thought-provoking entries from any setting chemistry plays a role in—be it the lab, the classroom, or everyday life.

The best three entries will be awarded prizes by our editorial office, and a fourth winner will be chosen by popular vote among you, our readers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your work and creativity with a wide audience of chemists. Submit your photo(s) today.





  • First Prize: Molecules that Changed the World by K. C. Nicolaou and Tamsyn Montagnon (plus a small surprise)
  • Second Prize: A surprise Wiley/Wiley-VCH book
  • Third Prize: A surprise Wiley/Wiley-VCH book
  • Popular Prize: A surprise Wiley/Wiley-VCH book

By entering the competition you agree to abide by the competition’s Rules & Guidelines as well as the Terms of Use (see below). Please read these before submitting photos. In particular, all images must be the original work of the person submitting them.

Submissions will be accepted from July 2, 2024, 00:01 GMT+2 through August 31, 2024, 23:59 GMT+2.

Votes submitted by September 9, 2024, 09:00 GMT+2 will determine which photo wins the popular prize.

Winners will be announced on September 12, 2024.


Rules & Guidelines

How to Enter the Photo Competition

1. Picture Submission

  • Contestants can submit one or more photos via this link
  • Contestants should include their name and a title for the photo.
  • Photos must be jpg or png files with a resolution of at least 640 pixels along the shorter edge.
  • Submissions will be accepted from July 2, 2024, 00:01 GMT+2 through August 31, 2024, 23:59 GMT+2.
  • Submission of a photo signifies agreement to the Terms of Use below.
  • The photos will be uploaded to

2. Voting

  • You are not required to submit a photo in order to vote or comment.
  • All votes submitted by September 9, 2024, 09:00 GMT+2 will determine which photo wins the popular prize.

3. Judging

  • Three winners will be determined by the editorial office. The editorial team will look for photos that immediately catch their attention, and will consider elements such as composition, overall aesthetics, how well the photo represents the concept of chemistry, and if it presents chemistry in a fresh, imaginative, or unexpected way.
  • Criteria are: i) creativity and original ideas, ii) clear message, iii) quality of the photo, iv) scientific relevance
  • Winning photos will be announced online and will be featured on the website. Winners will be notified by e-mail in advance.

4. Prizes

The following winners will be selected:

  • First Prize: Molecules that Changed the World by K. C. Nicolaou and Tamsyn Montagnon and a small surprise
  • Second Prize: A surprise Wiley/Wiley-VCH book
  • Third Prize: A surprise Wiley/Wiley-VCH book
  • Popular Prize: A surprise Wiley/Wiley-VCH book

Winners will be notified by e-mail.


5. Terms and Conditions

  • Participants of the competition agree to the Terms of Use below.
  • Entrants may only submit their own original works.
  • Wiley/Wiley-VCH employees and their family members may participate, but are ineligible to win.
  • All submitted photos are subject to approval and may not be accepted if they are found to be, e.g., offensive or in violation of copyright.
  • Wiley-VCH reserve the right to use submitted photos on the website and in other promotions.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Terms of Use

Participants of the Photo Competition – Vibrant Chemistry agree to the Terms of Use.
These Terms of Use govern the contest. The Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions for itself are additionally in effect.

a. Contest Sponsor

This competition is being organized and managed by Wiley-VCH GmbH.

b. Entry Compliance And Entry Disputes

Entry is open to everybody aged 18 or older at the time of entry, free of charge. will validate all entries and will determine, at its sole discretion, whether each photo meets the entry criteria detailed herein for acceptance as an entry into the contest. reserves the right not to accept, or to disqualify an entry, if we are not fully satisfied with the authenticity and validity of the credentials of either the entrant, you, or any associated entity. You understand that is under no obligation to disclose its reasons for not accepting an entry.

The opening and closing date and time for entries are as indicated in the Rules & Guidelines above. Any entries received after the closing time will be ineligible to win prizes, but may still appear on the website.

Entries which are mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules are void. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the e-mail account from which the entry was made. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person to whom an e-mail address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Automated entries of any kind, including but not limited to entries submitted using any bot, script, macro, or contest service, and third party entries are not permitted and will be disqualified.

Wiley employees and their family members may participate, but are ineligible to win.

c. Promotion/Publicity

By submitting an entry, you grant Wiley-VCH and its partners the right to use information and content provided by you for publicity and institutional promotional purposes to the extent permitted by law. You understand and agree that Wiley-VCH may request more information from you for such purposes, should your photo become a finalist or a prize-winner. You also agree not to claim or imply for any reason that Wiley-VCH and its partners are not the producers or co-producers of your photo.

d. Rights And Distribution

By submitting your photo into this competition, you hereby grant to Wiley-VCH the royalty-free nonexclusive right to publish in print and online, and to distribute your photo in whole or in part. Wiley-VCH is not assuming any obligation hereunder to distribute any photo submitted to the contest.

e. Prizes

Specifics of prizes are the organizer’s sole discretion. Prizes are not transferable; no substitutions are permitted. All taxes and any other costs related to this prize not specifically stated within the Rules & Guidelines are the sole responsibility of the winner.

f. Conditions In Respect Of Use

You acknowledge and agree that Wiley-VCH and its partners are not required to host, display, accept, consider, or publish any photo entered or submitted into the competition, and you further agree that if Wiley-VCH determines that your entry does not meet eligibility requirements for any reason, Wiley-VCH may, at their sole discretion, remove your submission from the contest.

You understand and agree that once you submit or attempt to submit your photo, it is an entry into the competition. You shall have no right to prohibit, restrict, revoke or terminate any of the rights granted to Wiley-VCH hereunder. Moreover, you understand and acknowledge that you are not entitled to any compensation or other consideration for your picture once submitted into the contest.

g. Agree To Be Bound

By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the editorial office and these official rules and to comply with laws and regulations as well as all rules and terms of use posted on

h. Not Responsible For Technical Difficulties

Wiley-VCH and those working for or on their behalf will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged or attempted submissions, or for e-mail, internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays that may prevent you from uploading your picture into the competition, or interfere with your compliance with the rules of this competition. All responsibilities related to submitting a qualifying entry fall on you, the entrant or potential entrant.

i. Release From Liability

Entrants agree that Wiley-VCH and related individuals or entities as well as our sponsors shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from acceptance of prize(s), participation in the contest, individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules.

Furthermore, you also agree that Wiley-VCH and its partners are not liable in any way for any false claims, inaccuracies or illegal content contained on your photo or in associated information links or external websites.

j. Privacy/Your Representations

By submitting an entry each entrant/you confirm/s in respect of any content submitted that:

  1. the entrant and any identifiable person on the photo has waived their rights to privacy on the picture;
  2. any identifiable person on the photo has consented to the entry of the photo in this competition on the terms and conditions set out herein;
  3. the entrant is/you are the sole author and owner of the copyright of the photo; your photo does not contain any copyrighted material.
  4. you warrant that the photo contains no libelous or unlawful statements, does not infringe upon the rights (including without limitation the copyright, patent or trademark rights) or the privacy of others, or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.
  5. written permission has been obtained from the legal guardian of any minor appearing on the photo.

Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

k. Personal Data and Data Protection

The law in Germany stipulates that we must inform participants of this competition about which kind of personal data we collect, why we collect them and how we use them.

Individuals registering for the competition are required to provide certain personal data, including name, address, e-mail address. By registering for the competition, you thereby give us your consent to collect, store, process and use your personal data for the duration and the purpose of the competition only according with German data protection laws. No personal data are released to third parties.

Any personal data will be deleted once the Competition is finalized. You have the right to revoke your consent in using your personal data by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Once you revoke your consent, you will be excluded from the participation in the competition.

Wiley-VCH shall be entitled to post the names of the winners of the Competition on the website and publish them in the calendar.

l. Voting

Users can vote on each photo. reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting.

Voting by users will determine the most popular photo.


Wiley-VCH, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.


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