The Scottish Microscopy Society is delighted to run image competitions throughout the year, showcasing some of the fantastic imaging that has been performed by talented scientists all over Scotland. To find out more about upcoming competitions, check here and on our social media feeds for details and entry deadlines. To explore some of the fantastic entries we have received in previous years, please follow the links below! We would like to thank the generosity of our industry sponsors, who have frequently provided prizes for our competition winners.

CUrrent competitions

SMS 2021 SYMPOSIUM Image COmpetitions: NOW OPEN!

The SMS 2021 Symposium Image Competition is now OPEN!

Enter here to be in with a chance of winning £50 and your image on the Focal Plane front page throughout December. 

We have 3 different competitions open this year:
1. Images of Research, sponsored by Horiba: The home of FLASH-FLIM
2. Spotlight on Facilities, sponsored by Zeiss
3. Video Competition, sponsored by Digital Pixel

All submissions will be considered for a ‘Judges Choice’ award, sponsored by FocalPlane, will be judged based on the following criteria:
1. Visual impact
2. Technical Difficulty
3. Scientific Significance

The competition closes at 5pm Nov 24th and Winners will be announced at the Emerging Technologies Symposium on 25th November 2021, so remember to register! Find out more information here

Good luck, and happy imaging!

explore past competitions

View the winning image and shortlisted entries in our 2021 Winter SMS Image Contest.

View the winning image and shortlisted entries in our 2020 Summer SMS Image Contest.

previous contests