Annual Chemistry Photo Competition

It’s time for the annual Chemistry Photo Competition! Submit your entries by January 31, 2024 to

Got an eye for a great photo? Enter the Department of Chemistry’s photo competition to have your work featured on the cover of one of the 2024/5 chemistry lecture books and lab manuals. We’re looking for fantastic images that loosely fit the themes:

  • “Properties of Materials” (101);
  • “Environmental and Physical Chemistry” (102); and
  • “Engineering Chemistry (150). 

There are a ton of great prizes, including framed prints of winning submissions (for the Chem101 and Chem102 covers) and gift cards. At least 12 prizes are awarded: front and back covers for Chem101, Chem102, Chem150 lecture books and lab books, and more. 

Submission Details:

  • Submit entries as high-resolution .jpg files to;
  • Please include a little bit of background about the photo (where you took it, what the subject is);
  • You will be asked to provide us with permission to use the photo for the lecture books and to post your entry on the chemistry social media accounts;
  • The competition is open to all chemistry students, staff, faculty and alumni; and
  • Photos from the lab are especially encouraged, but please ask the permission of any people in the photos before submitting them, or you won’t be eligible for a prize.

Note: From 2-3:30 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2024, there will be a drop-in photo opportunity event in Elliott 325, where you will able to come along and take pictures of various chemistry props and demonstrations.

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2024

Good luck to all!