Olympus’ third annual Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award is now open for entries through January 31, 2022.
Each year, the competition recognizes the best in life science imaging worldwide to inspire and showcase art through microscopy.
Contestants may enter by uploading up to three images, with a description of the equipment used.
Enter here: Olympus-LifeScience.com/IOTY.
All entries will be evaluated based on artistic and visual aspects, scientific impact and microscope proficiency.
Winners will be selected by a jury and announced in April 2022.
Prizes include an Olympus SZX7 stereo microscope with a DP28 digital camera for the global winner and an Olympus CX23 upright microscope for the regional winners in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
The international jury includes experts from both science and the arts, including:
- Wendy Salmon, director of the Hooker Imaging Core Facility at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine;
- Geoff Williams, manager of the Leduc BioImaging Facility at Brown University;
- Harini Sreenivasappa, microscopy facility manager of the Cell Imaging Center at Drexel University; Rachid Rezgui, research instrumentation scientist at New York University Abu Dhabi;
- Siân Culley, postdoctoral research associate at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL;
- Stefan Terjung, operational manager of the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility at EMBL Heidelberg;
- Wen-Biao Gan, director of the Institute of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders at Shenzhen Bay Laboratory; and
- Anne Beghin, research assistant professor at MechanoBiology Institute, National University of Singapore.