Photo Contest

Photo Contest


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Share your best images with the failure analysis community and be recognized for creating them!

Sponsored by the Membership Committee of the Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society.

Where: Selected entries will be displayed and prizes awarded Nov. 10 - 14, 2019, at the 45 International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA) Conference and Exposition in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Categories: No more than one image per person allowed in each category

I. Color Images Only (Optical Microscopy)

II. Black & White Images Only (Optical Microscopy/SEM/TEM/X- Ray/UV Micrographs/Other)

III. False Color Images Only (SPM/SAM/Photon Emission/Other)

Images will be judged on failure analysis relevance (35%), aesthetics (35%), and novelty of the technique or mechanism (30%).

Deadline: September 28, 2019

Entries: Submit by e-mail to (subject line: EDFAS Photo Contest).

Format: Submissions should be made through e-mail only, with one picture attached. Each submission must be in a standard format (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, etc.). Please provide your highest resolution image. The preferred submission is a .jpg or .tif, five inches wide at 300 dpi resolution.

Along with the picture, the e-mail should include the name of the submitter, category of submission, mailing address, phone, e-mail address, and a description of the micrograph (not exceeding 50 words). The picture should not have any contact information embedded.

Copyright & Permissions: Entrants are responsible for obtaining any releases or any other permission or license necessary for the submission of their work for this contest and future publication. EDFAS and ASM International will have the right to exhibit, reproduce, and distribute in any manner any or all of the entries. The entries will not be returned to the submitters.

Prizes: 1st place in each category receives a wall plaque and one-year complimentary ASM/EDFAS memberships.

2nd and 3rd places in each category receive award certificates and one-year complimentary ASM/EDFAS memberships.

The top 10 entries in each category will be displayed at ISTFA 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

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