Image Competition

The power of the Image. As author and cartoonist James Thurber once observed “There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures”. Cell biology would be nowhere without some photons to drench the otherwise dim and often lifeless specimens that we so carefully produce. Thanks to some remarkable developments in microscopes and staining tools, we can easily capture images and sit in awe and wonder at the hitherto invisible beauty found in nature. So what makes an image an outstanding image? Is it the biology underlying? Is it the technical prowess of the sample maker? Is it the composition or colour choice? Is it all these together? It is probably all or at least most of the above.

The 2017 Image competition results are here.

Previous Competitions

BSCB Competition Winners 2016

BSCB Competition Winners 2015

You can find out more about the people behind the images here

BSCB Competition Winners 2014

You can find out more about the people behind the images here.

BSCB Competition Winners 2012

BSCB Competition Winners 2011

BSCB Competition Winners 2010

The rules and regulations for the image competition can be found here.