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: https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/

Nikon’s Small World 2018 Winners

Eye of a Metapocyrtus subquadrulifer beetle, © Yousef Al Habshi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1st Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Eye of a Metapocyrtus subquadrulifer beetle
© Yousef Al Habshi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1st Place

 

Fern sorus (structures producing and containing spores), © Rogelio Moreno Gill, Panama, 2nd Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Fern sorus (structures producing and containing spores)
© Rogelio Moreno Gill, Panama
2nd Place

 

Spittlebug nymph in its bubble house, © Saulius Gugis, Naperville, Illinois, USA, 3rd Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Spittlebug nymph in its bubble house
© Saulius Gugis, Naperville, Illinois, USA
3rd Place

 

Peacock feather section, © Can Tunçer, İzmir, Turkey, 4th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Peacock feather section
© Can Tunçer, İzmir, Turkey
4th Place

 

Parasteatoda tepidariorum (spider embryo) stained for embryo surface (pink), nuclei (blue) and microtubules (green), © Dr. Tessa Montague, Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 5th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Parasteatoda tepidariorum (spider embryo) stained for embryo surface (pink), nuclei (blue) and microtubules (green)
© Dr. Tessa Montague, Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
5th Place

 

Primate foveola (central region of the retina), © Hanen Khabou, Vision Institute, Department of Therapeutics, Paris, France, 6th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Primate foveola (central region of the retina)
© Hanen Khabou, Vision Institute, Department of Therapeutics, Paris, France
6th Place

 

Human tear drop, © Norm Barker, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Art as Applied to Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 7th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Human tear drop
© Norm Barker, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Art as Applied to Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
7th Place

 

Portrait of Sternochetus mangiferae (mango seed weevil), © Pia Scanlon, Government of Western Australia, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, South Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 8th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Portrait of Sternochetus mangiferae (mango seed weevil)
© Pia Scanlon, Government of Western Australia, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, South Perth, Western Australia, Australia
8th Place

 

Security hologram, © Dr. Haris Antonopoulos, Athens, Greece, 9th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Security hologram
© Dr. Haris Antonopoulos, Athens, Greece
9th Place

 

Stalks with pollen grains, © Dr. Csaba Pintér, University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty, Department of Plant Protection, Keszthely, Hungary, 10th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Stalks with pollen grains
© Dr. Csaba Pintér, University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty, Department of Plant Protection, Keszthely, Hungary
10th Place

 

Human fibroblast undergoing cell division, showing actin (gray), myosin II (green) and DNA (magenta), © Nilay Taneja, Dr. Dylan Burnette, Vanderbilt University, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 11th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Human fibroblast undergoing cell division, showing actin (gray), myosin II (green) and DNA (magenta)
© Nilay Taneja, © Dr. Dylan Burnette, Vanderbilt University, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
11th Place

 

Urania ripheus (butterfly) wing scales, © Luciano Andres Richino, Punto NEF Photography, Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, 12th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Urania ripheus (butterfly) wing scales
© Luciano Andres Richino, Punto NEF Photography, Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
12th Place

 

Balanus glandula (acorn barnacle), © Charles B. Krebs, Charles Krebs Photography, Issaquah, Washington, USA, 13th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Balanus glandula (acorn barnacle)
© Charles B. Krebs, Charles Krebs Photography, Issaquah, Washington, USA
13th Place

 

African green monkey cell (COS-7) stained for actin and microtubules, © Andrew Moore, © Dr. Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physiology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 14th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
African green monkey cell (COS-7) stained for actin and microtubules
© Andrew Moore, © Dr. Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physiology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
14th Place

 

Varroa destructor (mite) on the back of Apis mellifera (honeybee), © Antoine Franck, CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development, Saint Pierre, Réunion Island, France, 15th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Varroa destructor (mite) on the back of Apis mellifera (honeybee)
© Antoine Franck, CIRAD – Agricultural Research for Development, Saint Pierre, Réunion Island, France
15th Place

 

Mouse oviduct vasculature, © Dr. Amanda D. Phillips Yzaguirre, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA, 16th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Mouse oviduct vasculature
© Dr. Amanda D. Phillips Yzaguirre, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA
16th Place

 

Breast tissue in lactation: Milk filled spheres (red) surrounded by tiny muscle cells that squeeze out milk (yellow) and immune cells that monitor for infection (blue), © Caleb Dawson, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Department of Stem Cells and Cancer, Melbourne, Australia, 17th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Breast tissue in lactation: Milk filled spheres (red) surrounded by tiny muscle cells that squeeze out milk (yellow) and immune cells that monitor for infection (blue)
© Caleb Dawson, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Department of Stem Cells and Cancer, Melbourne, Australia
17th Place

 

Amino acid crystals (L-glutamine and beta-alanine), © Justin Zoll, Justin Zoll Photography, Ithaca, New York, USA, 18th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Amino acid crystals (L-glutamine and beta-alanine)
© Justin Zoll, Justin Zoll Photography, Ithaca, New York, USA
18th Place

 

Vespa velutina (Asian hornet) with venom on its stinger, © Pierre Anquet, La Tour-du-Crieu, Ariège, France, 19th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Vespa velutina (Asian hornet) with venom on its stinger
© Pierre Anquet, La Tour-du-Crieu, Ariège, France
19th Place

 

Human retina, © Dr. Nicolás Cuenca, © Isabel Ortuño-Lizarán, University of Alicante, Department of Physiology, Genetics and Microbiology, San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain, 20th Place, Nikon’s Small World - Photomicrography Competition
Human retina
© Dr. Nicolás Cuenca, © Isabel Ortuño-Lizarán, University of Alicante, Department of Physiology, Genetics and Microbiology, San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
20th Place

 

Nikon’s Small World 2017 Winners

 

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