Registration now open for the 2018 Fermilab Photowalk on July 28

[Update: Registration is now closed. Thank you to all of the interested photographers.]

Calling all photographers! Registration is now open for the 2018 Photowalk at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

On July 28, Fermilab will open its doors to 50 amateur and professional photographers for a four-hour behind-the-scenes Photowalk of the laboratory. Photographers will be able to visit, explore and take pictures of scientific machines and locations in research areas not usually accessible to the public.

The Fermilab Photowalk is part of the Global Physics Photowalk, hosted this summer at 16 labs around the world. This year’s event will feature labs and institutions in Australia, Europe and Asia as well as four (Fermilab, Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California) in the United States.

The Global Physics Photowalk will draw from local and national competitions, with the winning national photos submitted to a global judging panel. The top three photos from Fermilab’s event, as chosen by a jury, will be submitted to the global competition organized by the Interactions collaboration.

Participation in the Fermilab Photowalk will be limited to the first 50 photographers to sign up online. Those who participated in the 2015 Photowalk at Fermilab will not be eligible for the 2018 event. Fermilab employees and users, and their families, are also ineligible.

Fermilab will maintain a waiting list to fill in any cancellations. The July 28 event is free of charge and will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to register online, please visit

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