Entries flood in from across the globe
This marked the second time the Royal Society of Chemistry has partnered with the EYCN on this project, which attracted entries from 14 countries this year.
Past president Professor Tom Welton, a professor of sustainable chemistry at Imperial College London, and former chief executive Robert Parker were the Royal Society of Chemistry's representatives on the judging panel.
They were joined by EYCN judges Floris Rutjes, professor at Radboud University and European Chemical Society president, and Liva Dzene, assistant professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse and EYCN secretary.
EYCN chair Maximilian Menche said of the competition: "We are happy to have received many different submissions in this edition of the contest highlighting a variety of aspects of chemistry in everyday life.
"Now, we are delighted to share the winners with the chemical community and are excited to continue to share and discuss the role of chemistry in our society and environments."
Professor Welton added of the popular vote winner: "Not only does this photograph show the beauty that can be created with chemistry, by using the colours of the LGBT+ rainbow flag, the competition winners are also telling everyone that they are welcome in the chemical science. This is a beautiful idea given with a beautiful image."
Visit the EYCN website to learn more about their activities; you can also see entries from previous years.