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EM ACE600 Image Contest

Showcase your images and win a prize. Submit your best image of a sample coated with your EM ACE600. Final entry date: 30.06.2021

Share your image with us and we will share it with the rest of the world!

The EM ACE600 Coating System can be used in multiple sample preparation workflows and applications for sputter and carbon coating. It is a versatile instrument providing a versatile range of results.

How are you using your EM ACE600? Submit your best image of a sample coated with your EM ACE600 for a chance to win a service voucher worth up to UDS 1,500! In addition, we will publish high-quality entries in an image gallery on our website and via social media. The 3 best images will win a service voucher* with one of the following values:

  • 1st prize – USD 1,500
  • 2nd prize – USD 800
  • 3rd prize – USD 500

The image contest is now closed.

*Terms and Conditions:

This promotional competition (hereinafter referred to as “Image Competition”) is organized by Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH, Hernalser Hauptstraße 219, 1170 Vienna (Austria), hereinafter referred to as “Promotor”. The Image Competition starts on February 15, 2021 and closes at June 30, 2021 (the “Promotion Period”). The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Image Competition (including altering prizes) if, in its reasonable opinion, the Image Competition is not capable of being conducted as specified. 

Participation in this Image Competition is free of charge and does not depend on the purchase of products from the Promotor or of the Promotor’s affiliates or parent companies. Since the Image Competition shall give an insight how participants use the Leica EM ACE600 sputter coater, ownership or access to this product is necessary for participation.  The Promotor reserves the right to exclude any person from participation in case of valid reasons, such as violation of these Terms and Conditions, or false or misleading statements in connection with the participation in this Image Competition.

Participants may make a maximum of three entries per participant during the Promotion Period. Entries received which are not submitted via the official entry method will not be accepted.

By entering this Image Competition all participants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Promoter’s website. The Terms and Conditions are subject to Austrian law.

The Promotor will nominate a committee for the decision to whom the prizes will be awarded. The decision to award a prize shall be based on uniqueness, image esthetics, and the technical quality of the coating. The nomination of the committee and the Promotor’s decision are final and binding upon the participants. No correspondence will be entered into.

The participants who are awarded a prize will be notified by e-mail or using the other contact details provided to the Promoter within six weeks after the end of the Promotion Period. 

Prizes are three service vouchers with values as of USD 500.00, USD 800.00 and USD 1,500.00 (“Service Voucher”). The Service Voucher may be used for the purchase of consumables, such as sputter targets, sample holders, and other service parts.

The Service Voucher will expire after 2 years.

In case of further questions on how to use a Service Voucher, the participants may contact the Promotor or local Leica Microsystems sales or service contact persons.

The Service Voucher may not be redeemed in the form of compensation for service visits or other field service activities, neither may it be redeemed for cash nor in the form of equipment purchase prices.

Submitted photos must be created and/or taken by the participant by using a Leica EM ACE600 sputter coater. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party or person for whom you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity. Images must not contain any personal identifying information. By submitting an image, the participant represents that the image conforms to these conditions.

To be used appropriately, without being distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif or.raw format.

By participation in this Image Competition, participant agrees to grant to the Promotor, Leica Microsystems and all of its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, global and unlimited license to the submitted image(s) for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, including but not limited to publishing the submitted image(s) on social media, webpages, etc. also naming the participant as originator of the image(s).

The participant also agrees that the Promotor may edit, transform, or collate submitted image(s) with other images.

The Promoter will in connection with this Image Competition collect and process personal data and this will be shared with the Promoter’s agents and affiliates (including those outside the European Economic Area). Personal data provided by individuals will only be used for the purpose of conducting this Promotion and the other purposes as specified in the Terms and Conditions. Personal data will be used in accordance with the applicable privacy policy of Promotor which is available at Privacy Policy | Leica Microsystems (

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