Poster Competitions

Poster competitions will occur during the conference. A competition will take place for both BACG and CGOM posters.

Further information will become available in due course.

BACG Young Scientists Award

  • The BACG has established this annual award to recognise achievement by young scientists publishing work in the field of crystal growth. The winner will receive a cheque for £250 and an engraved medal and will present the work as an invited paper on Thursday 30th June at BACG2016, following which the formal presentation of the award will be made by the President of the BACG.

  • The award is made annually to the candidate achieving the most significant advance in the understanding of the theory, practice or characterisation of crystal growth processes published in the scientific literature in the previous three calendar years.

  • Entries, which are not restricted to members of the BACG, should be based on research carried out in a laboratory in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland or by a UK or ROI national working overseas.

  • Candidates should be aged 35 or under at the time of the annual meeting. The work should be submitted in the form of a single paper carrying an acceptance date prior to the candidate’s 35th birthday. The candidate should nominate a suitable referee (Head of Department, supervisor or line manager) who may be contacted to comment on the paper & on the extent of the candidate’s contribution to the work.

  • The entries are judged by the president of the BACG who may consult widely with national and international experts in the particular area of the entry to ensure that the work of the successful candidate is of the highest quality. BACG reserves the right not to award the prize in any particular year in which entries are deemed not have reached a sufficiently high standard.

  • The winner will present their work in a plenary session at the BACG Annual conference and will receive a free conference and reasonable travel expenses in addition to the award.

Persons wishing to submit nominations for the award should forward a single publication together with supporting material to

WINNER OF THE 2015 AWARD: Dr. Khamar Dikshitkumar from Materials and Surface Science Institute, Department of Chemical and Environmental Science, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Crystals as Art Competition

As a new event of BACG Annual conference, we are delighted to introduce “Crystals as Art” competition open to all registered delegates.

1st place: £100

Runner-up: £50

3rd Place: £25

Submission deadline : 19th June 2016

Competition Guidelines

  • You must be a registered for the 2016 BACG Annual conference and must attend the meeting to participate.

  • Images should be related to crystals and/or crystallization. As “crystals as Art”, aesthetic aspects rather than scientific quality will be the key elements in the competition.

  • Only one submission per contestant will be considered.

  • Images obtained by any imaging technique are allowed; multiple images can be combined into one composite image, imaging manipulation is allowed.

  • All images are to be submitted as a high resolution jpeg/tiff file of at least 300 dpi before 19th June 2016.

  • Shortlist of 10 images would be selected by meeting committee; finalists bring their own printed images to the meeting for exhibition at the meeting and to be judged by all attendees.

  • Format: All submitted images must include title, a short description of the technique used, the object that was imaged and any special conditions. In addition, the submitter’s name and e-mail address must be given. If selected as a finalist, the image and caption (24-point size) should be made ready for mounting on a sturdy backing board at the meeting.

  • Do not frame your image!

  • Overall dimensions should not exceed A3 size.

  • Please contact with any questions regarding your submission.