Evident, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, announced its fourth Global Image of the Year Scientific Light Microscopy Award is now open for entries through Feb. 28, 2023. Each year, the competition recognizes the best in scientific imaging worldwide. For the first time, the contest welcomes materials science images in addition to life science images to show the versatility of the art of science. Contestants may enter by uploading up to three images, with a description of the equipment used, at Olympus-LifeScience.com/IOTY. Winners will be selected by a jury and announced in summer 2023.
The global prize and three regional prizes will be awarded to the scientific images that receive the highest scores. Prizes include an Olympus SZX7 stereo microscope with a DP23 digital camera or X Line™ objectives for the global winner and an Olympus CX23 upright microscope or SZ61 stereo microscope for the regional winners in Asia, Europe and the Americas. An additional prize of an SZ61 stereo microscope will be awarded to the winner of a new dedicated category for materials science and engineering images.
The international jury consists of experts in science and imaging, including Geoff Williams, manager of the Leduc BioImaging Facility at Brown University; Harini Sreenivasappa, microscopy facility manager of the Cell Imaging Center at Drexel University; Rachid Rezgui, research instrumentation scientist at New York University Abu Dhabi; Urs Ziegler, managing director of the Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis at the University of Zurich; Yujie Sun, tenured professor and Boya distinguished professor of Peking University; and Sarah Ellis, head of the Centre for Imaging the Tumour Environment (CITE) at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute in Australia.
All entries will be evaluated based on artistic and visual aspects, scientific impact and microscope proficiency.
About the Image of the Year (IOTY) Award
Image Credit: Evident
Evident’s IOTY Award began in 2017 as the Image of the Year European Life Science Light Microscopy Award with the aim to celebrate both the artistic and scientific value of microscopy images. Today, the competition stays true to this mission by encouraging people around the world to look at scientific images in a new way, appreciate their beauty, and share images with others.
To learn more about our past award-winning images and the microscope techniques used to capture them, visit Olympus-LifeScience.com/IOTY.