Micrograph Award – send us your work and win a conference trip

The Raith micrograph award gives all Raith users the opportunity to share their interesting results and attractive micrographs with the larger international user community, while earning the chance to win a free trip to a conference of their choice!

To participate in the award, you should submit up to three micrographs of applications showing nanostructures which were created using a Raith nanofabrication system or lithography attachment. Multiple submissions are welcomed, provided that each submission covers a different application and the micrographs within a submission all cover the same application. Please note that each single submission requires a new registration. In addition to your address details, you should submit a description of your micrograph as well as a brief overview of your scientific motivation. We also accept pictures showing “accidents” as long as they display a unique nano- or microstructure.

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Winner Applications

The Raith Micrograph Award is not about honoring the most beautiful micrograph of your results, but the one with the most fascinating scientific background. Although the micrograph’s visual appeal and image quality are considered, all submissions are evaluated based particularly on the uniqueness of the nanostructure, the technical quality of the image, and the description of the micrograph.

See former winner applications

Be inspired by former success stories!

Success Story 2015

Menno Poot won the Micrograph Award 2015 and tells us about his journey from the decision to participate in the Micrograph Award to the participation of the CLEO attendance in sunny California:

Success Story 2017

Paul Kim won the Micrograph Award 2017 and tells us about his research and the trip to the École de physique des Houches in France:

Success Story 2018

Christiaan Bekker won the Micrograph Award 2018 and tells us about his research and the trip to the Workshop on OptoMechanics and Brillouin scattering: towards Applications and Technology in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
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All Raith system and attachment users can participate except Raith staff members or families of Raith staff members.
You must hold all rights to the micrographs you have entered. Submissions may be used for marketing purposes.


The Raith application team will select the winner of the award, applying the following criteria for the three best micrographs

  • Uniqueness of the nanostructure
  • Technical quality of the image
  • Description of micrograph


1st prize
Raith will sponsor the participation of an international micro- or nanotechnology related conference including flight and accommodation.

2nd prize

3nd prize

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