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just look around and you will surely notice her gloomy (and often even red) face. Although we generally perceive it as a clearly harmful phenomenon, it is also worth paying attention to its natural beauty. Yes, natural! After all, it is a process that occurs spontaneously, without human intervention. Therefore, if you can admire the majestic mountain landscape, why not a corroded doorknob?

This is the second time that we celebrated World Corrosion Awareness Day at the Silesian University of Technology on April 24 and, just like last year, we invited everyone to participate in the "Corrosion around us" photo competition. The previous edition enjoyed considerable interest. We received 70 wonderful photos that captivated us with their ingenuity and a different, more artistic look at the problem of corrosion.

If you want to join in the celebrations, grab your camera or even your smartphone and see what others can't see. Additionally, tell us the story of your photo, and maybe you will be the winner in our competition with attractive prizes.

The competition results took place during a ceremony at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice on April 24, 2024. It was an opportunity to talk about corrosion, exchange views on contemporary photography and establish new contacts.


We received over 150 great entries in the competition! From this pool, the competition committee selected the podium, 7 distinguished works and 2 special prizes. You can access the works by selecting from the tiles below. Each of the resources also has a short description of the photo.


We would like to thank all competition participants for their entries. We are pleased that you are so persistent in looking for signs of corrosion.

In the meantime, please stay vigilant as the "Corrosion around us" photo competition will continue on World Corrosion Awareness Day 2025!

Can't wait to see you photos next year! 

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