Microscopy Image Contest

The Microscopy Facilities at the Cornell Center for Materials Research are hosting the 9th competition for the 3 best images produced using an electron, optical, or scanning probe microscope.

Current Contest Period

OpensApril 07, 2012
ClosesApril 30, 2012
Winner NotificationMay 22, 2012

Prizes for the 3 Winners

$100Cornell campus store gift certificate



Submit an electronic version of an image (any image taken on a CCMR microscope is eligible) through the CCMR website along with the following info:

  • Name
  • Department
  • Advisor of the person taking the image.
  • A caption of no more than 50 words which describes the image and its key features.
  • Must have a legible scale bar

Movies: Must submit a still image from movie clip for contest and e-mail movie to imagecontest@ccmr.cornell.edu

Permission is required from the principal investigator since the submitted image may be used in CCMR brochures as well as web pages and other forms of public display.

Judging For the 3 Awards

  • "Tells the Best Story"
  • "Most Technically Difficult"
  • "Most Artistic"

All of the judges are Cornell faculty members. Only one image per person, per category can be submitted each round and no entry may be submitted more than once.

Entry Form


The submission period is now closed. Please check back for dates of future contests.