Photo and Video Competition

The UK Fluids Network is launching a competition, open to all UK-based fluids researchers, for the best new photo and video in Fluid Mechanics. The competition will run every 4 months, with the first deadline 31 July 2017.

The UK Fluids Network wants to showcase new photos and videos from the UK fluids community, and is offering cash prizes of £200 for the best photo and the best video from a UK-based fluids researcher. The competition will run every 4 months and the winner will be selected by the UKFN Executive Committee from a shortlist compiled by popular vote.

The photo or video can be on any subject related to fluid mechanics – so not only experimental observations and numerical simulation results but also, for example, illustrations of working in a laboratory or out in the field.

The photos and videos will be featured on the UKFN website and YouTube channel. The winners will also have the opportunity to describe the background research in an article on the UKFN website.

The closing date for entries is 31 July 2017.

Key points

  • Cash prizes of £200 for the best photo and the best video.
  • The closing date is 31 July 2017.
  • Finalists will be chosen by popular vote.
  • Winning photo and video will be published on the website.
  • If you have any questions, please email

How to enter

  • You must be a UK-based fluid mechanics researcher, i.e. at a university, research institute, or company
  • Email photos directly to Submit videos by giving a link to a suitable data-sharing website, e.g. Dropbox.
  • In both cases, the covering email must contain the following information:
    1. Name and affiliation
    2. Title (max 10 words)
    3. Description, including whether (for photos) the image is a composite or has been enhanced (max 50 words)
    4. Keywords (max 5)
    5. A statement granting non-exclusive use of the media:

      “I have checked with my [supervisor/manager/sponsor] __________________ that I have permission to enter the proposed photo(s)/video(s) in the competition and give the UK Fluids Network the right to publish them on its website and elsewhere.”

    6. Whether the photo/video has won other competitions
    7. Any due acknowledgements


  • Your entry should ideally be of high quality, suitable for large-scale reproduction, but we would still like to receive your entries if they are at a lower resolution
  • Videos should preferably be a maximum of 5 minutes in length
  • You may submit multiple entries with the same title if you are not sure which one is best


  • After the closing date, the UKFN website will display all entries and visitors to the website will be asked to vote for their favourite photo and video (voters will be identified via their email address) to give a shortlist that will be judged by the Executive Committee.
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