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Photography contest: mathematical boards

The walls of our offices are filled with blackboards on which BCAM researchers make mathematical calculations. There are times when those boards full of formulas look like real works of art to us and we feel sorry to erase them, so we decided to look for the best way to immortalize them: a photography contest!

On the occasion of Pi Day and our tenth anniversary, we are launching a competition in which we will look for the most beautiful and original mathematical board. Show us what you can do with the chalk or the marker, you can win a fantastic prize!

Are you up for it? Below we explain step by step how you can participate in the contest.

How do I participate?


Follow us!

Follow @BCAMBilbao on Twitter

Pick up your camera

Take a creative picture of your mathematical board


Upload your picture to Twitter using the hashtag #BCAM10years and mention @BCAMBilbao

Good luck!

Pay attention to our social media. We will announce the winners on June 10th!

Who can participate?


Interested users may participate in one of the following three categories:
Open category: any user, of legal age, who wishes to participate in the contest on a personal basis.

School category: non-university level schools that participate in a group, either by class or by team, and publish the photos from the official Twitter account of the institution. Images published from the Twitter accounts of the center's teachers will also be taken into consideration in this category, as long as they have permission and specify which school they are from.

BCAM category: the participation of the members of the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics during the dates in which the competition will take place will be gathered in this category.
Photographs that meet the requirements and have been published on Twitter between March 14th, 2019 and May 14th, 2019 (included) will be taken into consideration for the contest.

Once the deadline for submission of images is over, a jury formed by members of BCAM's management and external experts will select the best images of each category.

On June 10th, 2019 the names of the winners will be published on BCAM's Twitter account @BCAMBilbao


There will be a total of three prizes, one per category:
Open category: the prize for this category will be a GoPro Hero 7 Black sports camera. Its technical specifications can be consulted on the GoPro website. In addition, the winner will be able to attend a BCAM scientific or dissemination activity of their choice, with travel expenses paid according to the criteria of visitors of the center, and will receive a BCAM merchandising pack.

School category: the winning school will be given a gift card from Casa del Libro valued at 200€ so that it can be used to purchase science books for the school library. In addition, if the center is located in the Basque Country and its proximity allows it, the winning group of students will be offered a guided tour of BCAM's facilities and an informative workshop adapted to their age (maximum 40 students). The visit would take place during the 2019-2020 school year and the date will be agreed with BCAM.

BCAM Category:: the prize for this category will be a GoPro Hero 7 White sports camera.


1. Open category:

Picture by Santi Martinez and Dani Sadornil

2. School category:

Picture by the students of the school Sierra Blanca (Málaga)

3. BCAM category:

Picture by Julia M. Kroos and Raúl Nistal