Terms and conditions

Before submitting your images make sure to read through our Terms and Conditions.
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frequently asked questions

Q: Is this a photography only exhibition?

A: No, we welcome all types of images, not only photography or microscopy. Send us your computer generated images, data visualization, even drawings or painting renditions of your favourite scientific images. Get as creative as you like.

Q: Can I submit an image, which is not strictly scientific?

A: Yes, go for our category The People of Science. It is extremely broad and welcomes not only people photography, but all images that capture the essence of the science lifestyle with all of its exciting and equally frustrating moments. For example, it can include abstract images, glimpses of the life in the lab, the offices, and the dark rooms.

Q: Do I have to be a Ph.D. or a Postdoc to submit an image?

A: No, anyone affiliated to the Faculty of Biology and Medicine can make a submission.

Q: How do I submit an image?

A: You can make a submission HERE. Simply upload your image at your favourite online server and copy the link in the form.

Q: Can I submit more than 1 image?

A: Yes, you can submit up to three images through a single form, however, you are welcome to send us more. Simply fill out the form once more.

Q: What are the requirements for image submissions?

A: Max. Size 100 MB, Minimum resolution: 2000 x 3000 pixels. The file should be named: [Category_number]_[Last name_First name]_[Title_of_the_work].TIFF. When filling out the submission form, don`t forget to let us know about the technical specifications of the image (for the scientists) as well as a general description of what we see (for the general public).

Q: Why are images available for sale in 2018? Who can purchase an image?

A: Last year`s interest by the public to purchase images for sale was a motivator alongside the fact that Galerie La Sonnette is a gallery boutique, which presents exhibitions for a month long period on the condition that sales can be made. Any member of the public can purchase an image. Those will be offered as unique prints.

Q: How is the price of each print determined? How are the proceeds distributed?

A: The price of each print is determined on the basis of the expenses of professional printing and framing. The distribution of proceeds is 40% for the gallery, 30% for you as an author and 30% to the APNS/FBM for organization of the event. Since the APNS covers printing/framing costs and will receive 30% from the sale of each piece, the price of each piece will be estimated to cover completely those expenses after sale. Example: A print, costing 100chf to produce will be valued at 300chf for sale, so that the entire production cost is covered.

Q: You are already a sponsored event, what will you do with the money from sales?

A: APNS is a university organization with no annual budget. The Faculty of Biology and Medicine is the primary sponsor of the event, who have advanced a budget to allow us to organize, print, and prepare each image before the event takes place. The money from sales will be returned to the FBM to cover the initial investment they have made. For this reason, images will be valued to exactly cover the price of printing/framing, so NO profit will be made by either the FBM or the APNS and sales are only tightly related to covering our original expenses.

Q: Will print sales remain a part of the exhibition in the future?

A: This will depend on the location and the format of the exhibition. We are currently in negotiations with potentially interested museums, where such sales will not be a part of the [Figure 1.A.] experience.

You couldn`t find an answer to your question here? Write us at apns@asso-unil.ch