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 2020 Winter Image COmpetition: NOW OPEN!

The SMS Winter 2020 Image Competition is now OPEN! Please click here to send in your entries and be in with a chance of winning. Images will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Technique used
  • Visual Impact
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Scientific Significance

When submitting your image, you’ll be asked to provide information on the type of microscope and technique used, and a brief summary of the scientific background of the work.

The competition closes on the 24th November. Entries will be showcased at our free annual symposium, held online this year on the 25th of November 2020, where we will also vote for the winner! Good luck, and happy imaging!

explore past competitions

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

View our new logo alongside the other designs entered into our  SMS logo competition.

previous contests