Thank you very much to everyone who entered our inaugural photo competition. We enjoyed your photos, which ranged in subject matter from beer balloons and rainbows to the late late shift at the synchrotron.

The winner of our inaugural photo competition is Noel Basten (electrical technician at the AS) for ‘Magnetic attraction’, followed very closely by Bridget Ingham (research scientist with IRL in New Zealand) for a photo of the SAXS beamline in action with a user-supplied sample cell. For his photographic efforts, Noel receives a fabulous prize from the synchrotron’s Human Resources group.

Honourable mention goes to Paul Leonard for ‘Elect Albert’, a well-dressed self-portrait in excellent company.

Click here to see these photos. We’re also planning to put several of the other entries on the website.

The competition is on again, this time with a closing date of Friday 29 July 2011. Staff, users and visitors: get your cameras ready!

Click here to go to the photo competition entry webpage.