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Slow Motion Video – “Motion captured and replayed by a high-speed camera that is too fast to be observed by the naked eye”.

For many years high-speed imaging cameras have been utilised by both company and university research and development groups, manufacturing sites and also to produce content for TV and Film production.

Access to this technology has generally been restricted to those with relatively large budgets; however, many smartphones and consumer video cameras now also come with limited high-speed shooting capability and the potential of slow motion video capture is now being more widely recognised and appreciated; furthermore; not only does the use of slow motion imaging realise new scientific discoveries it also serves to both inspire and entertain.

Thus the motivation of this Slow Motion Video Award is to gather and share compelling slow motion videos captured with high speed cameras, to spark new ideas and interest in the unseen world around us.

We look forward to receiving your entries.

Organized by: Photron

Judging Panel

A panel of judges will review the entries and award the prizes for Best Scientific Video and Best Artistic Video

Judging panel will be announced soon

Application deadline

Application deadline

Final date for submission of entries: Friday, October 5th.

Qualification requirements

Individuals or groups may apply.

Application requirements

  • Slow motion images over 240 frames per second FPS (fps) captured with industrial high-speed cameras, smartphones, and consumer/ professional digital cameras
  • Equipment from any manufacturer may be used
  • Only original un-published images acquired by the applicant may be submitted
  • Entries limited to 3 per individual/ group
  • Applicants must not infringe the rights of others.
    Please note that our office is not responsible for any problems caused by infringement of portrait rights, copyrights, etc.
  • Any video entries contrary to public order and morals shall be rejected.
  • If you are a minor, please obtain the consent of your parents before application


Scientific Excellence Award € 750.00 cash prize, certificate and trophy Artistic Excellence Award € 750.00 cash prize, certificate and trophy

Result announcement

The winner for each award shall be announced during the 32nd International Conference on High Speed Imaging and Photonics and also published on this website shortly after.

The 32nd International Conference on High-Speed ​​Imaging and Photonics

Schedule date: Thursday, October 11th
Place: University of Twente – Enschede – The Netherlands

Terms and Conditions

Notes on application

  • To upload a video you will need to create a Youtube account. When submitting your entry, you can set the privacy settings - please make sure that these are set to "unlisted" and do not disclose the URL to others until after the announcement of the prize in order to avoid any infringement of the video rights by a third party.
  • Video entries submitted after the deadline of 23:59 on Friday, October 5th may not be accepted.
  • Winning applicants will be required to submit high speed video data to the secretariat for publication. Please keep the original data.
  • We are sorry but submitted images will not be returned.
  • Entrants are responsible for all expenses related to the application, including the costs of production, delivery, communication etc. of the application.
  • Entries which, in the opinion of the organiser, are contrary to public order and morals shall not be admitted and will be deleted.
  • Before submitting your entry please carry out the necessary due diligence relating to the portrait right of the characters and other copyright etc. In the event of a dispute such as infringement of rights by a third party, the applicant shall resolve the dispute, and the organizer shall not bear any responsibility for damages.
  • The copyright of the video to be submitted belongs to the applicant himself, but the organizer and the ICHSIP international conference will use it free of charge for PR advertisement activities and so on. Publication of the winning entries at the international conference, publication on the organizer's homepage, other public use on the Internet, etc. are scheduled.
  • The applicant agrees that the organizer may make edits and modifications such as composition, trimming and use of still images when using the submitted images.
  • It will be deemed that you have accepted all terms mentioned at the time of entry. We reserve the right to cancel the award and return of a prize when we receive notification that the submitted entry contravened the terms of this award.
  • We are not responsible for any damage caused to applicants regarding participation in this Award and application.

Handling of personal information

  • Personal information provided at the time of submission is used only in the administrative processing concerning this Award implementation and will not disclose personal information without your consent.
  • When video entry is awarded a prize, we will disclose the name (or nickname) of the applicant and the name of the organization.
  • We may send you information relating to this or future high speed video awards or Photron high-speed camera systems using the e-mail address you provided at the time of entry.

How to apply

1Upload to the video sharing site ' Youtube ' and apply ensuring you have read and understood all of the above " Notes On Application".

Videos uploaded to YouTube are eligible. Please enter the URL in the "Video URL" field on the application form.

In addition, when submitting your entry, you can set the privacy settings - please make sure that these are set to "unlisted" and do not disclose the URL to others until after the announcement of the prize in order to avoid any infringement of the video rights by a third party.

You may upload entries until 23:59 on Friday, October 5th .


Thank you very much for your application.