The 15th European Microscopy Congress

Manchester Central, United Kingdom

was held on 16th - 21st September 2012

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International Micrograph Competition

Entry for the Royal Microscopical Society’s biennial International Micrograph Competition has now closed and short-listed entrants will be notified in the coming weeks.

This highly respected event will culminate with the winners being announced at emc2012, with the short-listed entries on view throughout the week.

As always, there are stunning prizes on offer, and the companies that donate them can be very imaginative. In 2010, one lucky winner received a diamond!

You could win one of the following prizes;

£100 Cash

iPod Nano


Compact Digital Camera with Carl Zeiss lens

Portable Hard Drive

“This competition goes from strength to strength,” says Dr John Hutchison, a former President of the Society and a regular judge. “We receive entries from all over the world, and the standard is very, very high. It is a great opportunity for microscopists to showcase their skills and their work, and it provides an outlet for those that can capture the breathtaking and engaging beauty of the microscopical world.”

The winning images will appear in high-circulation publications, providing great exposure for the successful entrants.

“This competition goes way beyond 'coffee table' pictures and this makes it special,” adds Professor Chris Hawes, another former President of the Society and previous competition judge. “We look for images that have a scientific quality as well as outstanding aesthetic appeal. This provides us with truly eye-catching displays.”

The competition has four categories; Electron Microscopy - Physical Science, Electron Microscopy - Life Science, Light Microscopy - Physical Science, and Light Microscopy - Life Science.