Welcome to the Olympus BioScapes
International Digital Imaging Competition Website
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition!
Olympus America Inc. is in the tenth year of sponsoring a dynamic international photo competition that honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects. Entry deadline is September 30, 2013, and First Prize is the winner's choice of Olympus microscope or camera equipment valued at $5,000. Nine additional winners will also receive valuable prizes from Olympus, and many more will receive recognition as honorable mentions.
"Microscope images forge an extraordinary bond between science and art," said Hidenao Tsuchiya, President, Olympus Corporation of the Americas. "We founded this competition to focus on the fascinating stories coming out of today's life science research laboratories. The thousands of images that people have shared with the competition over the years reflect some of the most exciting work going on in research today - work that can help shed light on the living universe and ultimately save lives. We look at BioScapes and these beautiful images as sources of education and inspiration to us and the world."
The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition® recognizes outstanding images of life science specimens captured through light microscopes, using any magnification, any illumination technique and any brand of equipment. Each person entering can submit up to five movies, images, or image sequences (such as time lapse series). Entries must include information on the importance or "story" behind the images. Winners are notified in late October and are announced publicly in November or December. Selected winning images also become part of a traveling exhibit tour of museums and academic institutions.
In other areas of the site, you will find information on the competition rules, prizes, and how to enter. Uploading images to enter the competition is easy. If you have any questions or problems, please email the contest administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, thanks for your interest in Olympus BioScapes.