02 Nov 2011
NGInfra is inviting all to get out and about in the autumnal scenery with their cameras and ‘investigate’ the photogenic qualities of infrastructures and take pictures of them for ‘validation’. A panel of professionals from the infrastructure sector will then select the winning photo from those submitted: this will be given a prominent place on the website in the month of January, as well as an honourable mention in the next newsletter.
Infrastructures are photogenic projects: just look at the large numbers of photos on the Internet of windmill and solar panel farms. Trains are another popular subject for amateur photographers. And as these mile-eaters can be lent even more speed and beauty thanks to Photoshop’s filters, this mode of transport has been transformed into nothing less than a pin-up.
The fact that the researchers at Next Generation Infrastructures are not only aware of the beauty of a model or simulation, and not only think of the long term when it comes to Assets, is clear from the number of cameras produced during the social programmes of conferences, excursions and field trips. Nor should it come as any surprise that the equipment on display is of a very highly innovative quality... after all, the vast majority of them are engineers! :) Could that perhaps be the reason for the beautifully composed pictures often taken with it? – since engineers are no strangers to the play of lines and spatial imagination. Whatever the case, we at Next Generation Infrastructures think that these underexposed qualities – of both the photographers and the objects depicted – should be given more exposure, hence the photography competition.
The prize is a prominent place on our website, and an honourable mention in the next newsletter. And maybe a cover design for a subsequent NGInfra publication could be up for grabs?
So e-mail your best infrastructure photo (in high resolution) to email@example.com with ‘Fotowedstrijd’ in the subject line. The winner will be announced on the 3 January during our New Years Drink between 16.00 and 19.00 (location follows later on).
- Each contestant may submit a maximum of five pictures.
- State when and where each photo was taken and what it shows.
- State your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
- The contestant agrees to transfer the publishing rights to Next Generation Infrastructures if the material is used for www.nextgenerationinfrastructures.eu or publicity for this competition.
- Only minor editing with a graphics program are permitted (e.g. creating a cutout, sharpening, changing the white/colour balance and contrast). Any editing you do must not change the original character of the photo.
- Do not enclose the photo in a passe-partout or include any names in it.
- No correspondence will be entered into on the selection of the winning photos.
By submitting a photo you automatically agree to these competition rules.