The photo contest "MFF UK FotoFest 2013" (henceforth FotoFest) is organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague (henceforth MFF UK). FotoFest accepts submissions of photographs on a theme from any field of mathematics, physics and computer science (including computer graphics, which are judged under a separate category from photographs). The main goal of FotoFest is to support the production of and build popular interest in scientific photographs associated with the activities of MFF UK.

Submissions could be on such topics as the following: science, technology, mathematics, physics and computer science in daily life, computers, robust systems, a record of an innovative experiment or an uncommon phenomenon, explanation of physical principles of technological devices, mathematical structures in nature, people in science, people engaged in scientific work, computer graphics, 2D and 3D visualization, or documentary photography from infotainment events and science shows.

FotoFest is geared towards a presentation at the Faculty for primary and secondary schools as well as for the public, and is open to both amateur and professional photographers, without any age restrictions. FotoFest will be part of the MFF UK Open Day scheduled for Thursday, November 28, 2013, in Národní dům (Kulturní dům železničářů) in Vinohrady and in the MFF UK building at Malostranské náměstí 25. FotoFest is accompanied by numerous related events, in particular by an official presentation of the MFF UK 2014 calendar compiled from FotoFest entries, a public lecture given by a leading professional photographer, and a workshop for contestants. Admission to FotoFest is free.

Application deadline, including thumbnail submissions: October 13, 2013.

Contest categories

1) Education and technological invention pay off: applied mathematics, physics and computer science

Mathematics, physics and computer science that serve mankind. Science and technology around us. Technological progress. Science reaches beyond borders (telecommunications, satellites, measurement devices etc.). Explanation of principles in technological devices. Computers and robust systems. Mathematics, physics and computer science in daily life.

2) Extended senses and images of natural phenomena: mathematics, physics and computer science outside human influence.

"Physics" in nature (energy, time, light, temperature, forces and movement, space, state of matter, waves, lightning, rainbow, sunrise and sunset, night sky, volcanoes, water, fire, work with elements in any state, smoke, fog, rain, clouds, snow, ice, movement etc.). "Mathematical" structures in nature. Computer science where you least expect it. Innovative physical experiments and unusual phenomena.

3) Imagination has no limits: special techniques and methods

Computer graphics. 2D and 3D visualization, etc.

4) It's all about people: documentary and reportage

People in science, people engaged in scientific work. Documentary photographs from infotainment events and science shows. Life at the Faculty.

5) Magical beauty of glass

Unconventional view to daily use glass, glass pieces of art and physical effects.


New application deadline - October 13, 2013!01. 10. 2013, 16:44

MFF UK Dean Invites Employees to Participate in FotoFest25. 09. 2013, 11:58

Invitation to participate in FotoFest by MFF UK Dean  for academic community of MFF UK.