European Microscopy Congress 2012 (emc2012) Manchester Central
RMS International Micrograph Competition

The RMS International Micrograph Competition 2012 is an activity of the European Microscopy Congress 2012. The Organisers of the competition and event are the Royal Microscopical Society. The deadline for receipt of entries is midnight GMT 30th June 2012.
This competition is open to individuals only. Members of the Organising Committees, and the contracted promotional and design agencies are not eligible to win prizes.
Entries can only be accepted electronically as digital images. No more than two images per person to be submitted. Each micrograph entry must be attached to a separate entry form. Digital images should be submitted via the competition website and should be JPEG or TIFF files, no larger than 1Mb. All submissions should include the entrant’s name, address, email and telephone number along with a short description of each micrograph. This text should be less than 50 words. Your entry should not have been submitted to earlier competitions held by the Royal Microscopical Society or to other micrograph competitions.
The competition is divided into four categories; Electron Microscopy – Life Science, Electron Microscopy – Materials Science, Light Microscopy – Life Science, Light Microscopy – Materials Science
All Entries made via the electronic entry form must tick the relevant box to indicate they have read and accept these Terms & Conditions. The Organisers do not accept any liability for lost, delayed or incomplete entries.
The copyright of the entire image before and after manipulation must be held by the entrant or the entrant must have the written authority of the copyright owner to submit the photograph for the competition. It is the responsibility of the entrant to seek all permissions required for the image to win under the entrant’s name, and for the display and publication of the entry. The Organisers reserve the right to request evidence of such authorities or consents.
The Organisers reserve the right to reproduce and exhibit and to license the reproduction and the exhibition of some or all, in whole or part, in all media (now known or hereafter created) of all submissions to the Royal Microscopical Society without the permission of the entrant or copyright owner or payment for such use, but only in line with the charitable objectives of the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS). The moral right of the copyright owner will be acknowledged.
Should the Organisers wish to reproduce and exhibit any entry or entries not in association with the RMS, then the Organiser will obtain permission from the owner of the copyright and a reasonable reproduction fee may be payable.
A judging panel appointed by the Organisers will choose the winners. The Organisers’ decision on all matters relating to the competition is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the competition’s judging and organisation.
The judges reserve the right in their absolute discretion to declare void any entry or declare the whole competition or a category or categories void should no entries meet the required standard.
Entrants whose entries are shortlisted for the final competition judging will be required to submit high resolution images suitable for display at 50cm x 50cm.
All entries shortlisted for the final competition judging must be able to attend the European Microscopy Congress 2012 on Wednesday 19th September 2012. Winners will be announced at the Event and all prizes will be awarded at an award ceremony to be held at the European Microscopy Congress 2012 on Wednesday 19th September 2012. In exceptional circumstances, prizewinners not able to be present for this ceremony will be required to meet shipping costs of their awarded prize including any customs tax payable on overseas deliveries. The competition results will be published on the European Microscopy Congress 2012 website after the event.
Prizes are not negotiable.
The RMS reserves the right to replace advertised prizes with one of a similar value should the original prize become unavailable.
CLOSING DATE for all entries is midnight GMT 30th June 2012.
SHORTLISTED ENTRIES will be notified by 31st July 2012.
Contact address: Micrograph Competition, Royal Microscopical Society, 37-38 St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AJ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1865 254761 Email: