Photo Competition 2019: The 20 Best pictures have been selected!

Stop voting! The deadline has passed and we have our 20 selected pictures!

The second round will take place at the 8th EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ASMC'19) and it will designate the winner and two runners-up.

Thanks to all the contestants for participating, and to the 1300+ online voters!

1. Periodic glasses
3. Sulfer Carrier
5. Love, friends, chemistry and a little bit of fun
11. A Tribute to Carbon - The Backbone of Life
13. Human body makes beautiful crystals
14. Seeing Things in a Different Light
17. Origin of Life
18. Chemical garden
19. The colors of life
22. I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)
23. Harmony..the Elements of life
29. Bright side of ChemLife
30. Views of purity
31. The Salt of Life
40. Inverted Nature through a Chemist's eye
48. Lighting up the Lab Life with Photochemistry
51. think about...
53. Science loves arts
57. Wherein Life Flourishes
65. Maria Sklodowska-Curie's Elements of Life

Photo Competition 2019: Elements of Life

To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 2019 (IYPT2019), we put you to the challenge to share your best picture representing what is the core of our science...the Elements of life!

The winner will receive a prize of €200!

There will also be prizes of €100 for two runners-up.

In addition, the best pictures will appear in cover of several  issues of the EFMC Newsletter “MedChemWatch”, and will be showcased in the annual Yearbook.


We want scientists from any level (eg. students to expert professionals) and affiliation (eg. academia and industry), to take the best shot possible and enter the competition!

Judging criteria
The pictures will be judged by a two-round public voting. First online and afterwards during the “EFMC-ASMC'19”, where best shots will be printed out and displayed at the conference for participants to vote live!

Deadline for submission is June 25, 2019

Photo Competition 2018: Reality of Medicinal Chemistry - Winners announced!

The Communication Team is happy to announce the winner and two runners-up of the 2018 Photo Competition "Reality of Medicinal Chemistry"!

  • Everyday struggle - Josipa Matic & Andrijana Mescic (Winner)
  • Crystal Skyline - Lisa Barbaro (Runner-up)
  • Paint my work - Susanna Zamolo (Runner-up)

We are thrilled by the success of this first edition of the competition, which gathered more than 78 applications, 1500 online votes during the first round and around 200 votes at the EFMC-ISMC 2018 for the final selection!

Congratulations to all the contestants for their participation! All the pictures will be published in the 2019 edition of the EFMC Yearbook, and will be used on various EFMC communication supports.

Everyday Struggle - Josipa Matic & Andrijana Mescic (Winner)

Crystal Skyline - Lisa Barbaro (Runner-up)

Paint my work - Susanna Zamolo (Runner-up)