World Olympus America Photo Contest

Olympus America Inc. is in the eighth year of sponsoring a dynamic international photo competition that honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects. Entry deadline is September 30, 2011, and First Prize is the winner's choice of Olympus microscope or camera equipment valued at $5,000. Nine additional winners will also receive valuable prizes from Olympus, and many more will receive recognition as honorable mentions.

"Microscope images forge an extraordinary bond between science and art," said Osamu Joji, Olympus America's Vice President and General Manager for the Scientific Equipment Group. "We founded this competition to focus on the fascinating stories coming out of today's life science research laboratories. The thousands of images that people have shared with the competition over the years reflect some of the most exciting work going on in research today - work that can help shed light on the living universe and ultimately save lives. We look at BioScapes and these beautiful images as sources of education and inspiration to us and the world."

The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition® recognizes outstanding images of life science specimens captured through light microscopes, using any magnification, any illumination technique and any brand of equipment. Each person entering can submit up to five movies, images, or image sequences (such as time lapse series). Entries must include information on the importance or "story" behind the images. Winners are notified in late October and are announced publicly in November. Selected winning images also become part of a traveling exhibit tour of museums and academic institutions.

In other areas of the site, you will find information on the competition rules, prizes, and how to enter. Uploading images to enter the competition is easy. If you have any questions or problems, please email the contest administrators at Again, thanks for your interest in Olympus BioScapes.

World Olympus America Photo Contest Prizes

Winners will be notified in October, 2011. Please take a moment to review the prizes:

* 1st Prize: One first prize winner will earn Winner's choice of Olympus products valued at $5,000 (US list at time of awards) and an expense paid trip for two to the awards reception in December, including transportation, accommodations at a local hotel and admission to the awards celebration event. (1st Prize Trip must be taken on the date specified. An affidavit must be signed by the first prize winner and his/her travel companion, in order for the trip to take place; that affidavit includes miscellaneous other conditions for the trip.)
* 2nd Prize: Winner's choice of Olympus products valued at $2,500 (US list at time of awards).
* 3rd Prize: Winner's choice of Olympus products valued at $1,500 (US list at time of awards).
* 4th to 10th Prizes: Winner's choice of any one (1) of the following options:
o Olympus Stylus® Tough 3000 Digital Camera or equivalent;
o Olympus WS-710M® Digital Voice Recorder or equivalent;
o Olympus Magellan® 12x25 WP I Binocular or equivalent
* Honorable Mentions: The number of honorable mentions, if any, will be determined by the judges. Honorable mentions will receive a photographic print or plaque of their winning entry, valued at $1-$30. If making such a print or plaque is not possible for any reason, the winner will receive an Honor Certificate.



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