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Photowalk at Fermilab: September 22, 2012

Calling all photographers. How would you like the chance to take pictures in some of the most interesting places on the Fermilab grounds, and then potentially have your shots entered in an international contest?

Fermilab invites local photographers, both amateurs and professionals, to a four-hour, behind-the-scenes Photowalk of the laboratory on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Photographers will be able to visit, explore and take pictures of people, objects and locations in five research areas that are not usually accessible by the public.

The Fermilab Photowalk is part of the global Particle Physics Photowalk, hosted this fall at multiple labs across the world. In the United States, the event will take place on Sept. 22 at both Fermilab and Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.

Advance registration is required. Participation in the Fermilab Photowalk will be limited to the first 50 photographers to sign up online. Those who participated in the 2010 Photowalk at Fermilab will not be eligible for the 2012 event. Fermilab employees and users, and their families, are ineligible.

Fermilab will maintain a waiting list to fill in any cancellations. The event is free of charge, and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All photographers who receive a confirmation email for their participation should report to Fermilabís Wilson Hall by 8:00 a.m. on Sept. 22. All participants must follow the Fermilab Photowalk guidelines. After a welcome and safety briefing, the photographers will be divided into five groups of 10.

Each group will visit five research areas on the Fermilab site. At each site, photographers will have about 30 minutes to take as many photos as they want. Fermilab-provided buses will transport photographers from one research area to another. The Photowalk will take place rain or shine.

Participants in the Fermilab Photowalk will have the chance to submit photos taken during the event to a global photo contest. Fermilab will feature the best photos from the labís Photowalk in an exhibit at the laboratory and on our website. In addition, Fermilab will forward the top five photos to the worldwide Particle Physics PhotoWalk competition, organized by the website

Detailed rules for participating in the photo contest are here. If you have questions about the Fermilab Photowalk, please call 630-840-3349, or send an email to

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