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MAPP’s first Image Competition attracted a high calibre of entries.
The competition, which was open to the wide network of MAPP researchers at all levels, showcased some of the fantastic photographs captured during the powder and processing
studies taking place across partner sites.
Researchers from across the MAPP programme submitted more than 40 entries ranging from microscopic images, heat map and artefacts to equipment shots and structures.
Judging the entries was a tough job for the panel, MAPP Director Professor Iain Todd, professional photographer Mark Harvey, Jamie Clayton from Freeman Technology and Robert Prior from Verder Scientific, as the standard was so high.
Chair of the panel, Prof. Todd said: “We’ve always known the research talents of our MAPP network and it’s been great to see that they also have an eye for a striking shot.
“We are especially grateful to the sponsors of the competition Freeman Technology and Verder Scientific as it means that we have been able to award prize money to the winners.”
There were two categories:
1. Materials up close – sponsored by Freeman Technology.
2. Artefacts and their manufacture – sponsored by Verder Scientific.
The prize winners in each category were as follows:
Materials up close – winner Max Emmanuel, runner up Lorna Sinclair.
Five highly commended prizes were also awarded to Alex Goodall, Caterina Iantaffi, Mozhdeh Mehrabi, and Dr Nick Weston for two of his images.
Artefacts and their manufacture - winner Dr Nick Weston, runner up Dr Oliver Blanch / Dr Daniel Suárez Fernández.
Five highly commended prizes were also awarded to Dr Oliver Blanch / Dr Daniel Suárez Fernández, Dr Yunhui Chen, Xianqiang Fan, Mozhdeh Mehrabi, and Dr Nick Weston.
Winners were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday 4th March 2021 where the sponsoring companies presented the prizes. Some of the winning images will be featured in MAPP's annual report which will be published at the start of April 2021.