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This year, there are two contests

People's choice photo

BSA People's Choice

For employees, guests, users, and visitors. Submit your best photos. The top three vote-getters win prizes!

Youth photographer

BSA Youth (18 and Under)

Children and grandchildren of Lab staff take beautiful photos, too! Submit your child or grandchild’s photo that best captures the spirit of Earth Day.

Congratulations to the winners of the Brookhaven Lab 2020 Photo Contest

View Winners!

Prizes for the People’s Choice category

first place medal photo of composter

Outdoor Tumbling Composter

second place medal photo of generator

Portable Solar Generator Kit

third place medal photo of silicone lids

Beeswax wraps, silicone reusable bags, and silicone stretch lids

Prizes for the Youth category

first place medal photo of solar backpack

Solar Powered Backpack

second place medal photo of Solar Charger

Portable Solar Generator Kit

third place medal photo of Canteen

Klean Kanteen Insulated Water Bottle

How to Submit Your Photo

Submit one photograph by (or on behalf of) each photographer via email to Melanie Theisen by 4 p.m., Thursday, April 9.

Submission Requirements

  • Image file must be either .jpg or .tiff format
  • File must not exceed 15MB
  • Title the photograph in the file name and in the email
  • Indicate if you want the photograph to be included in The Pollinators category.
  • Indicate if the photograph is being submitted on behalf of a child or grandchild for the Youth category.
  • Include your contact information in the email, and the name of the child or grandchild if submitting to the Youth category.

Important Note: all images must be taken off-site to adhere to the Lab's guidelines on work-related photography. Please be safe when taking your photos. Direct questions to Melanie Theisen.

Categories and Voting

The People’s Choice and Youth categories will each have their own voting pages. The top three photos in each category will be recognized as the first, second, and third-place winners in order.

All staff can vote online during the voting period April 16-21. The voting pages will be accessible on the Lab’s intranet. Staff may cast a vote for one photo on each of the two category pages. Look for announcements about when, how, and where to vote on the internal home page and in other notices.

Announcement of Winners

Winners Announced on Wednesday, April 22.

We will share an online album of all the entries so everyone can see all the wonderful photography taken by Brookhaven Lab staff—and the children of Lab staff—who participate in the Photography Contest.