NEW YCN Photo Contest

All young ceramic researchers are invited to submit a microphotograph for the YCN photo contest

Following the success of the first edition of the photo contest, we are proposing a new session!

The picture selected by the jury will be used to illustrate the YCN Website and "YCN Ceramic Social Club" platforms on Social networks (Facebook and LinkedIn). 

Of course the selected photograph will be exhibited on these supports with the name of the scientist/artist author.

Entering this competition is an opportunity to exhibit your skills in ceramic and/or microscopy !

Some rules of eligibility...

  • Only one submission per person is allowed. 
  • The submission must include: a microphotograph of ceramics with a visible scale, a title (poetic and funny titles are welcome) and a detailed caption of subject matter. 
  • Deadline for submission is 31st May 2019
  • Submission and questions about contest rules have to be emailed to

The result of the contest will be announced during the YCN Student's Evening (18th June 2019 - Torino, Italy) and then published on the YCN Website and social networks.


You can find below the 3 winning pictures collected last year. Thanks again to the jury for taking in charge the pictures evaluation !

Good luck to everyone !!!

The winning picture of the YCN photo contest 2017 is "Carbon Conifer" by Ezra Feilden with SiC platelets grown on a carbon fiber. 

2nd place "Scream from the micron world" by Līga Stīpniece

3rd place "Emojis in ceramics" by Ilkan Calisir