Judges named for 2014 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition

Sept. 17, 2014

Olympus has announced the panel of eminent authorities in the field of microscopy and imaging who will be the judges for the 11th annual BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition. The judges will gather next month to review more than 2,000 life science images and movies submitted from around the world, and Olympus will honor the most exceptional and significant with prizes and worldwide publicity. The entry deadline for the competition is September 30, 2014.

This year’s judging panel includes four individuals widely respected in the fields of microscopy and imaging. They are Robert E. Campbell, PhD, of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Catherine G. Galbraith, PhD, of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR; Alison J. North, PhD, of The Rockefeller University, New York, NY; and Douglas Murphy, PhD, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.

The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, a life science light microscopy photo forum, pays homage to the amazing stories being told through the images and movies captured in life science laboratories, and to the remarkable confluence of science and art. It carries a top prize valued at $5,000. Nine other submissions win prizes, and several dozen honorable mentions are awarded. Selected winning images are included in a nationwide exhibit tour. Each competition entrant can submit up to five still images, image sequences, or movies. Any magnification and brand of compound light microscope can be used; judges are given no equipment/brand information when judging. Winners are notified in late October and publicly announced in December. Learn more—or enter—at the following link.

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