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Enabled by Optics Contest

Student Submission Form

Submission Process and Judging Criteria for the 2014 Enabled by Optics Contest

NOTE: Submissions are closed.  This page was posted earlier this year when the 2014 contest opened. 

Video Contest: Show Us – What’s Optics Have to do With It?

In a video format submission, take apart any product that has an optical component, and show us how the optics technology is required to make the product work.

It’s Easy to Submit:
  1. Select a consumer product (suggestions include a laptop, DVD player, remote control, digital camera, barcode scanner – or any other product of your choice – be creative!)
  2. Take it apart and find the optical component(s)
  3. Describe how the optical technology contributes to the end product
Judging Criteria
Submissions will be partially judged based on number of “likes” as well as by members of the OSA Corporate Associates Committee who will take the following into consideration when making their winning selections:
  1. Story Telling– Enlighten us with how the optical component contributes to the end-user experience in the chosen product
  2. Creativity – Inspire the judges with your story
  3. Length – Suggested length 2-3 minutes – no more than 5 minutes
Contest terms of entry (pdf)

Watch an overview of contest winner JDSU and the many applications of 3D sensing technology.


Click here to view the video in a larger format.

by Gustavo Almeida and Colleagues from Universidade de Sao Paolo


Watch their video here.

What Happens When We Watch a Movie or Play a Game?
by Ethan Bratton, Arkansas Tech University


Watch his video here.

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