Call for Entries: 2014 Scientific Images Contest

Submit your most captivating research-based image
Science in Society
April 18, 2014


It's that time of year again! Summer, you say? We hope so. But, also time to gather your best research-based images (likely created during long Polar Vortex-induced sessions in the lab) and submit your favorite to the 2014 Scientific Images Contest!

Don't think your images are cool enough? Think again! What you might see as everyday, others will find to be extraordinary. Besides, you could win up to $250!

Last year, winning images were displayed at Harold Washington Library, Evanston Public Library, WBEZ's studio on Navy Pier, Harrington College of Design and Evanston Township High School. And, winning scientists had the opportunity to speak about their images and research at local schools, libraries and community centers.

We are thrilled to announce that winning images from the 2014 contest will be displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry in the fall.

The contest is open to Northwestern University faculty, students and staff. Check out last year's gallery for inspiration, and visit the link below for full contest rules and entry instructions:


Read about past winners below:

Labmates Snag Top Honors in Scientific Images Contest
Beyond the Bench: Bringing Electron Microscopy into the Classroom



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