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2015 is the International Year of Light:
ICO call for the ICO Award for the promotion of Optics and Photonics among young people in the ICO territories.
Each ICO territory is encouraged to send to the ICO Secretariat a one-page proposal (no more than one submission per Territory). ICO anticipates awarding up to 20 awards of US $1000 each. The best proposal will be awarded US$5000. Some possible activities might be youth competitions, outreach using optics & photonics kits, exhibits, educational materials, pilot projects, educator days and science fairs. Please be creative! Particular emphasis will be given to activities that are sustainable beyond 2015, and that can be replicable in other territories. All awards comprise a certificate by ICO.
Deadline: April 30th, 2015
Awards announcement: June 1st, 2015
ICO invites its territorial committees to promote the creation of national committees for the programming of local and regional celebration activities.