This year, in the spirit of #PolarPride, a Photo and Image Competition was held with the aim to showcase the various aspects of pride at the poles. In order to increase participation and enthusiasm within APECS members who may not be field-based, the competition included two categories: My Polar Pride - Working Environment, which included photos of fieldwork, landscapes, wildlife, people and places, and a second category, My Polar Pride - Research and Laboratory, which included images in general (photo, figure, map) of the indoor polar arena. We received around 60 entries which were showcased on the APECS website and were open for voting by the general public during Polar Week. The winners of the competition (which included 100EUR to be used towards their next polar conference) were Sarah Baatout (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Belgium) and Gustavo Souza dos Santos (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil). Thanks again for all of the wonderful entries, and we are looking forward to the next Polar Week!
Category: Working Environment
1st Prize: Sarah Baatout, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Belgium
Description: Health, drugs & environment monitoring, & school connections at Belgian Princess Elisabeth station in Antarctica as analog for
human space exploration.
Category: Research and Laboratory
1st Prize: Gustavo Souza dos Santos, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Description: Antarctic macroalgae in exposition at the Summer School in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2018, showing to undergraduate students from different states of Brazil the importance of Polar Science.