Museo Galileo has decided to launch a photography contest on the occasion of the Images of science exhibition. All visitors are invited to take photos of the museum—both outside and inside the exhibition rooms—with their cameras, smartphones or tablets, without using a flash or tripod.
A museum panel will review the submitted photographs and select three winners, whose names will be published by October 31, 2017.
The first prize winner will receive a copy of the museum catalogue (Museo Galileo: Masterpieces of Science, Giunti, 2010, 333 pp.), the museum guide (Museo Galileo: A Guide to the Treasures of the Collection, Giunti, 2010, 95 pp.) and three illustrated booklets made by the museum’s Education Department (Galileo, what a Genius!, Amerigo Vespucci and his Adventures in the New World and Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena: A “Grand” Grand Duke). Both the second and third prize winners will receive a copy of the museum guide and the three booklets.
A selection of the best pictures will be posted on Museo Galileo’s Facebook pag.

Contest Rules
● No fee to compete in the contest
● Each individual entrant may submit up to two photographs maximum; photographs in excess will be rejected on decision of the panel
● Photos must be submitted in JPG files; maximum file size is 2 MB
● Files are to be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of the exhibition on September 24, 2017.

Privacy, Author’s Responsibility and Right of Exclusion
Each individual entrant is responsible for the photographs submitted and agrees to exclude any responsibility of the contest organizers towards a third party. The photographs portraying people who are not the individual entrant should not be submitted to this contest unless prior written consent to their circulation has been given and provided. The photographs submitted should not contain sensitive personal information. The contest organizers reserve the right to exclude photographs which do not conform to the regulations formulated above and the commonly recognized rules on public morals, ethics and decency for the protection of the entrants and the public.

Copyright and Use of Photographs
The photographs remain the sole property of the author. The author authorizes the use of his/her photographs for publication including online in connection to this contest as well as for activities relevant to Museo Galileo’s institutional aims. The photographs will always give credit to the author.

Participation and entry in this contest entails the full and unconditional acceptance of the rules formulated in this announcement.