The rules of the Liquid Crystal Art Image of the Year 2023 contest

§ 1 General provisions

1. The organizer of the contest: Liquid Crystal Art Image of the Year 2023, hereinafter referred to as the "Contest", is the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS), hereinafter referred to as the "Organiser".
2. The Contest will be announced on the Organiser's website: Any information about the Contest, changes to the rules and other communications for will be posted on the Organiser's website in the Art Contest tab.
3. The Contest correspondence should be sent in electronic form to the following e-mail address: intliqcrystsoc(at)
4. The designated person to provide information about the competition is Anna Drzewicz, e-mail address: anna.drzewicz(at)

§ 2 Terms of participation

1. The aim of the Contest is to select the best picture of 2023 from among the winning pictures in the Liquid Crystal Picture Art of the Month 2023.
2. The subject of the Contest are 12 pictures selected in 2023:
  • January 2023 - Vladimira Novotna, "Beauty of a nematic phase",
  • February 2023 - Marceline Myers, "Little love",
  • March 2023 - Hui-Yu Chen and Kuan-Cheng Su, "Macroscopic LC Ribbon",
  • April 2023 - Paresh Kumar Behera, "The pulchritude of disco tic columnar hexagonal phase",
  • May 2023 - Dharmendra Pratap Singh, "Chelipeds-like defects in nematic dimer",
  • June 2023 - Sure Kumar Pathak, "Lollipop Candy",
  • July 2023 - Sagar Bairwa, "Focal conic domains in Smectic-A liquid crystal",
  • August 2023 - Shivaraja S J, "Colorful Leaves of Liquid Crystals",
  • September 2023 - Victor Fernandez-Gonzalez, "On the edge of the cholesterol-isotropic phase transition",
  • October 2023 - Lawrence (Larry) Honaker, "Red Light, Green Light, Yellow Light, Blue Light",
  • November 2023 - Sepideh Norouzi, "High chirality liquid crystal shell",
  • December 2023 - Timothy Ogolla, "Liquid Crystal Peacock".
More details about these pictures can be found on the website:
3. Before voting, the participant will be asked to enter his email address.
4. Each person may vote only once, casting one vote for the picture of their choice (ONE PERSON = ONE VOTE). Voting takes place on the website:
5. Voting lasts from 13 January 2024, from 00:01 to 31 January 2024, to 23:59.

§ 3 Awards

1. The picture with the highest number of votes will be the winner in the Contest.
2. The results of the Contest will be announced on 1 February 2024 on the Organiser's website. The author of the winning picture will also be informed directly by Organiser via e-mail.
3. The winning picture will be displayed on the cover of the next issue of Liquid Crystals Today. The author of the winning picture will be able to prepare a short article about herself/himself, about her/his scientific achievements, about the winning image etc., which will be published on Liquid Crystals Today.

§ 4 Final provisions

1. Any complaints regarding the manner of conducting the Contest should be reported to the indicated one e-mail address no later than 14 days from the date of announcement of the Contest results.
2. A complaint submitted after the deadline has no legal effect.
3. The complaint should contain the name and surname, and a detailed description and justification of the complaint.
4. Complaints will be considered within 14 days from the date of receipt.
5. The Organiser reserves the right to do so at any time for important reasons modification of the provisions of the rules, as well as interrupting or canceling the Contest, about which
he will immediately inform on the Organiser's website.