Image competition!

Share your images showcasing the best in sports science, engineering, and technology in the ISEA 2013/14 Image Competition.

Do you have an image that showcases the outstanding research and consultancy being conducted within sports engineering? If so the International Sports Engineering Association want to hear from you!

The ISEA is running a competition to uncover captivating and exciting imagery that showcases the best in sports science, engineering and technology.  The competition is open to all involved in sports engineering and science, and has categories for both traditional photographic images, and computer generated imagery. Each image submission must be accompanied by a short 150 word abstract describing the image and the science behind it.

A prize of £250 will be awarded to the image judged best in show. Additionally winners of each image category will receive a prize of £100. Ten best in show runners up will each receive £25. The competition closing date is 1st April 2014, entries will be judged by a panel from academia and industry with winners being announced 30th April 2014. Winning entries will be exhibited at The Engineering of Sport 10 Conference, the worlds largest gathering of experts working in the field of Sports Engineering, and also appear on this blog.

For more information and to enter the competition visit

About wiredchop

Simon Choppin Simon’s sports engineering career began at the age of six when he loosened the wheels of his skateboard in order to make it go faster. While the experiment was chalked up as his first failure, his resulting dimpled skull has provided an aerodynamic advantage in more recent sporting pursuits. Academically, Simon completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Mathematics at Nottingham University before joining the Sports Engineering Research Group at Sheffield to start his PhD. His main interests include work with high speed video, mathematical modelling of various sorts and experimental work involving machines with big buttons. As a sportsman, Simon has an unfortunate lack of talent for anything requiring skill, tactical awareness or the ability to learn from mistakes. He does however seem to posess the ability to move his legs around for a long time until other people get tired, for this reason you’re most likely to see him on a bike of some sort or running up a hill in offensively small shorts. Simon was fortunate enough to have a stint at the Guardian newspaper as part of the BSA’s media fellowship, which gave him the idea for this blog. Other than this, his writing experience includes his PhD thesis and various postcards to his Mum.