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Thermo Fisher microscopy Imaging contest

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Microscopy Imaging Contest will illustrate one eligible scientific image into a 24 in. x 36 in. coloring wall poster. This poster can be distributed to recognize the beauty found in life science experiments. Other prizes include winning up to $2,000 of Invitrogen reagent products from a selected list to help with future imaging experiments. Contest entrants and winners will have the opportunity to receive the large coloring poster with a set of markers. Entries will be accepted from January 15, 2024, through May 29, 2024. See official rules for detailed eligibility requirements. Contestants are asked to submit images that have been captured with a microscope that can detect fluorescent dyes. Recipients will be selected by a panel of judges. Applicants will be primarily judged based on the esthetics of the image and secondarily judged on the use of imaging reagents and instrumentation.

Requirements to enter the contest:

  • Imaging experiment and data capturing be completed by you and not published elsewhere
  • A PNG, JPG, or TIFF of your image. You can submit up to three images
  • Details of the experiment including antibodies, reagents, and microscopes
  • Enter our contest by filling out the web form by Wednesday, May 29, 2024 by 11:59 PM PST
  • Participation is open only to [life science professionals OR legal residents] 21 years or older in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico), Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, Australia, and Europe (excluding Belgium, Finland, Italy, Russia and Sweden), [REQUIREMENTS: Contestants must use one or more Thermo Fisher Scientific reagents and/or imaging systems in their research. Each submission must be a single image of original authorship. Submissions relating to diagnostic use will not be considered].

For more information on the contest, entry form, official rules and terms, and tips for creating beautiful images, please visit the website at https://thermofisher.com/imagingcontest.