When science becomes art – Olympus Image of the Year award
30 Jul 2017
Olympus is celebrating art in science with a competition to find the best light microscopy images taken in the EMEA region this year.
Olympus’ Image of the Year European Life Science Light Microscopy Award recognises the very best in life science imaging.
The competition runs to the end of October 2017 and will be judged by a jury consisting of representatives from science and the arts. Entries will be evaluated on artistic and visual aspects, scientific impact, and microscope proficiency.
“This competition gives researchers the opportunity to show the more artistic side of their work,” said Wolfgang Hempell, jury member and section manager Imaging and Microscopy at Olympus Europa. “By organising the Image of the Year award we want to show that microscopy is more than just gathering data – there’s a real art to it.”
Participants may upload between one and three microscopy images that have been taken with Olympus equipment by using the form on the Image of the Year website. Images, accompanied by an explanation of what can be seen and the equipment used, can be uploaded until 31 October 2017. Winners will be selected and announced in November 2017, with prizes including an SZ51 zoom stereo microscope, a CX23 brightfield biological microscope and a Pen E-PL8 interchangeable lens camera.
More information, including terms and conditions, can be found at: www.olympus.eu/imageoftheyear