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Tucson, Arizona, USA

Tucson, AZ, USA
2023 Photo Contest


We are pleased to announce the ACCGE-23/OMVPE-21 Photo Contest.

Photographs portraying scientific, technical, or artistic aspects of crystals, crystal growth, or characterization are solicited. The photos will be displayed on the conference website and as a slide show in the virtual meeting rooms.


Submissions will be accepted in 2 categories:

1) Natural untouched micrographs or photographs

2) Photographs including digital manipulation (and computational simulations)


Judging and Awards

Submissions will be voted on by conference attendees on the conference website. The first-place entries in each category will receive an award certificate and a cash prize of $300. The best student entry will also receive an award certificate and a cash prize of $300. Winners will be announced during the Banquet and Awards Ceremony and the Winning photos will be published on the AACG webpage and e-newsletter.


Contest Rules

1. Contest is open only to registered meeting attendees.

2. Each attendee can submit exactly one entry per category.

3. Entries must be submitted by email as a PowerPoint slide (use attached template; limit file size to 10MB).

  • Please do not put text on the photo unless it is part of the image

  • Photo caption should describe the technical significance of the entry and/or the artistry that it represents (50 words or less)

  • Indicate if the entry is a General or Student submission

  • Identify the appropriate category for judging (Natural or Digital/Altered)


Entries should be submitted by email to the photo contest organizer, Ouloide Yannick Goue. Please direct any questions or comments to the organizer:



Ouloide Yannick Goue

Xavier University of Louisiana

Phone: +1 (504)520-5139


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