Nikon’s Small World 2019 — Photomicrography Competition

 

Nikon’s Small World – Photomicrography Competition

Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition

Deadline: April 30, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: from $100 to $3,000, valuable prizes

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.

The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Truly international in scope, entries have been received from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists.

The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques. Entries submitted to Nikon are then judged by an independent panel of experts who are recognized authorities in the area of photomicrography and photography. These entries are judged on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.

Condition: Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope

Website of Photo Contest: www.nikonsmallworld.com

Nikon’s Small World 2017 Winners

Immortalized human skin cells (HaCaT keratinocytes) expressing fluorescently tagged keratin, © Dr. Bram van den Broek, Andriy Volkov, Dr. Kees Jalink, Dr. Reinhard Windoffer & Dr. Nicole Schwarz, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, BioImaging Facility & Department of Cell Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1ST PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Immortalized human skin cells (HaCaT keratinocytes) expressing fluorescently tagged keratin
© Dr. Bram van den Broek, Andriy Volkov, Dr. Kees Jalink, Dr. Reinhard Windoffer & Dr. Nicole Schwarz, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, BioImaging Facility & Department of Cell Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1ST PLACE

 

Senecio vulgaris (a flowering plant) seed head, © Dr. Havi Sarfaty, Eyecare Clinic, Yahud-Monoson, Israel, 2ND PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Senecio vulgaris (a flowering plant) seed head
© Dr. Havi Sarfaty, Eyecare Clinic, Yahud-Monoson, Israel
2ND PLACE

 

Living Volvox algae releasing its daughter colonies, © Jean-Marc Babalian, Nantes, France, 3RD PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Living Volvox algae releasing its daughter colonies
© Jean-Marc Babalian, Nantes, France
3RD PLACE

 

Taenia solium (tapeworm) everted scolex, © Teresa Zgoda, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York, USA, 4TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Taenia solium (tapeworm) everted scolex
© Teresa Zgoda, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York, USA
4TH PLACE

 

Mold on a tomato, © Dean Lerman, Netanya, Israel, 5TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Mold on a tomato
© Dean Lerman, Netanya, Israel
5TH PLACE

 

Lily pollen, © Dr. David A. Johnston, University of Southampton, University Hospital Southampton, Biomedical Imaging Unit, Southampton, United Kingdom, 6TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Lily pollen
© Dr. David A. Johnston, University of Southampton, University Hospital Southampton, Biomedical Imaging Unit, Southampton, United Kingdom
6TH PLACE

 

Individually labeled axons in an embryonic chick ciliary ganglion, © Dr. Ryo Egawa, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan, 7TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Individually labeled axons in an embryonic chick ciliary ganglion
© Dr. Ryo Egawa, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
7TH PLACE

 

Newborn rat cochlea with sensory hair cells (green) and spiral ganglion neurons (red), © Dr. Michael Perny, University of Bern, Institute for Infectious Diseases, Bern, Switzerland, 8TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Newborn rat cochlea with sensory hair cells (green) and spiral ganglion neurons (red)
© Dr. Michael Perny, University of Bern, Institute for Infectious Diseases, Bern, Switzerland
8TH PLACE

 

Growing cartilage-like tissue in the lab using bone stem cells (collagen fibers in green and fat deposits in red), © Catarina Moura, Dr. Sumeet Mahajan, Dr. Richard Oreffo & Dr. Rahul Tare, University of Southampton, Institute for Life Sciences, Southampton, United Kingdom, 9TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Growing cartilage-like tissue in the lab using bone stem cells (collagen fibers in green and fat deposits in red)
© Catarina Moura, Dr. Sumeet Mahajan, Dr. Richard Oreffo & Dr. Rahul Tare, University of Southampton, Institute for Life Sciences, Southampton, United Kingdom
9TH PLACE

 

Phyllobius roboretanus (weevil), © Dr. Csaba Pintér, University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty, Department of Plant Protection, Keszthely, Hungary, 10TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Phyllobius roboretanus (weevil)
© Dr. Csaba Pintér, University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty, Department of Plant Protection, Keszthely, Hungary
10TH PLACE

 

Plastic fracturing on credit card hologram, © Steven Simon, Simon Photography, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA, 11TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Plastic fracturing on credit card hologram
© Steven Simon, Simon Photography, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
11TH PLACE

 

Opiliones (daddy longlegs) eye, © Charles B. Krebs, Charles Krebs Photography, Issaquah, Washington, USA, 12TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Opiliones (daddy longlegs) eye
© Charles B. Krebs, Charles Krebs Photography, Issaquah, Washington, USA
12TH PLACE

 

Exaerete frontalis (orchid cuckoo bee) from the collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, © Levon Biss, Levon Biss Photography Ltd, Ramsbury, United Kingdom, 13TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Exaerete frontalis (orchid cuckoo bee) from the collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
© Levon Biss, Levon Biss Photography Ltd, Ramsbury, United Kingdom
13TH PLACE

 

Common Mestra butterfly (Mestra amymone) eggs, laid on a leaf of Tragia sp. (Noseburn plant), © David Millard, Austin, Texas, USA, 14TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Common Mestra butterfly (Mestra amymone) eggs, laid on a leaf of Tragia sp. (Noseburn plant)
© David Millard, Austin, Texas, USA
14TH PLACE

 

3rd trimester fetus of Megachiroptera (fruit bat), © Dr. Rick Adams, University of Northern Colorado, Department of Biological Sciences, Greeley, Colorado, USA, 15TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
3rd trimester fetus of Megachiroptera (fruit bat)
© Dr. Rick Adams, University of Northern Colorado, Department of Biological Sciences, Greeley, Colorado, USA
15TH PLACE

 

Parus major (titmouse) down feather, © Marek Miś, Marek Mis Photography, Suwalki, Podlaskie, Poland, 16TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Parus major (titmouse) down feather
© Marek Miś, Marek Mis Photography, Suwalki, Podlaskie, Poland
16TH PLACE

 

Dyed human hair, © Harald K. Andersen, Steinberg, Norway, 17TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Dyed human hair
© Harald K. Andersen, Steinberg, Norway
17TH PLACE

 

Synapta (sea-cucumber) skin, © Christian Gautier, Biosphoto, Le Mans, France, 18TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Synapta (sea-cucumber) skin
© Christian Gautier, Biosphoto, Le Mans, France
18TH PLACE

 

Embryonic body wall from a developing Mus musculus (mouse), © Dr. Dylan Burnette, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 19TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Embryonic body wall from a developing Mus musculus (mouse)
© Dr. Dylan Burnette, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
19TH PLACE

 

Aspergillus flavus (fungus) and yeast colony from soil, © Tracy Scott, Ithaca, New York, USA, 20TH PLACE, Nikon’s Small World — Photomicrography Competition
Aspergillus flavus (fungus) and yeast colony from soil
© Tracy Scott, Ithaca, New York, USA
20TH PLACE

 

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