SBMS microscopy image competition

The School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) invites you to participate in our 2024 Imaging Competition! Unleash your creativity and showcase your talent by producing captivating images using the SBMS Imaging Core Facility microscopes. You will have a chance to win prizes, and your work will be prominently displayed on Level 1 MacGregor.


  1. First Prize: A $200 gift card awaits the winner.
  2. Second Prize: For a near miss, claim a $150 gift card.
  3. Third Prize: Shine bright with a $100 gift card.


Deadline for submissions is 5pm, 20 September 2024. Results will be made known in a school-wide announcement 2 weeks after the deadline.

Submission and judging criteria

Competition winners will be based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality, Informational Content, Technical Proficiency, and Artistic and Visual Impact.

  • Images must be submitted in .jpeg, .png, or .tiff format.
  • Each entrant may submit a maximum of three (3) images during the competition entry period.
  • Images should be submitted with the highest quality with regard to file size, bit depth, and resolution.
  • Images should be created using an SBMS microscope.
  • Macro photography is not eligible.
  • The submission must be original and not contain any brand names, logos, or trademarks.
  • Please provide a catchy “blurb” with your image to describe its nature.  Something that a non-scientist can understand like a news article’s image description.
  • Submit your images to Shaun Walters,, before the deadline.

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your scientific talent and decorate SBMS with your work!