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SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest



Congratulations winners of the 2021 Photo Contest

The annual SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest is held to raise awareness about IDL and the vital role that light and light-based technologies play in daily life. This year, photographers from Russia, Vietnam, Italy, Phillipines, India, Bangladesh, and the United States were named winners of the contest from more than 1600 entries depicting the world-of-light theme.

The winners are:

• First Prize (US $2,500): Pavel Tkachuk from Moscow, Russia, for his image “Russian Drift”

• Second Prize (US $1,000): Tuan Ngoc Do from Nha Trang, Vietnam, for their image “Night Salt Harvest”.

• Third Prize (US $500): Le Tri from Hoi An City, Vietnam, for their image “Grass Harvest”

• Technology Prize: Technology-made Images* (US $750): Giancarlo Rupolo from Caneva, Italy, for the image “Crystals.”

• Technology Prize: Technology around the Globe * (US $750): Froiland Rivera from Manila, Phillipines, for the image “Light in Tech.”

• Youth Category: Ages 13 -17 years old (Gift baskets)

• Jai Shet (17 years old) from Sugarland, Texas (USA) for his image “Lighting Up the Night”.

• Arnob (17 years old) from Dhaka, Bangladesh, for his image “Abendrot”.

• Adrita Dey (15 years old) from Kolkata, India, for her image “Lantern Festival at China”. 

The Technology and Sciences Prizes are sponsored by lightsources.org


Featured submissions from previous Photo Contests

2017 2018
2019 2020