Art of Failure Analysis

Photo Contest

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Art of Failure Analysis

Photography plays an essential role in physical failure analysis of electronic devices and components. It enables us to study the failures at microscale or nanoscale levels and the images obtained can provide information to understand the failure mechanisms. In this competition, participants of the IPFA conference are invited to submit their best images to share their research through visual means. The images can be obtained from various failure analysis instruments such as SEM, TEM, CT, OM, FIB etc.

Format

The image must not contain any embedded information and must be in its original resolution. The image size shall not exceed 10 MB. A suitable title/name and a short description (not exceeding 50 words) must accompany the image submitted.

Prize

1st Prize: S$ 300 cash
2nd Prize: S$ 200 cash
3rd Prize: S$ 100 cash


Rules and Regulations
  1. To participate in the contests, you need to register for 2018 IPFA. Incomplete submission or wrong formats will be disqualified.
  2. Each contestant is entitled to one submission. Multiple submissions by the same contestant are discouraged.
  3. The image may be obtained using any failure analysis technique and should be in its original form.  It must not be digitally altered by a graphic software.
  4. The image must not contain any embedded information and must be in its original resolution. The image size shall not exceed 10 MB. A suitable title/name and a short description (not exceeding 50 words) must accompany the image submitted.
  5. The main judging criterion would be the aesthetic aspect of the image rather than its technical quality to be in line with the theme of the contest. Nevertheless, the image must be related to failure analysis.
  6. The contestant is responsible for obtaining, from the relevant authority, the permission or agreement needed for the disclosure of the image. IPFA shall assume that upon the submission of a particular image, such clearance would have already been obtained.
  7. IPFA will have the right to exhibit, reproduce and distribute in any or all of the entries. The entries will not be returned to the submitters. If you agree with the terms, you may upload your photo above.
Submission
  1. Submission must be made online. Other forms of submission will not be entertained.
  2. Deadline for photo contest: 30 April 2018

 

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