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25 January 2010
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RMS INTERNATIONAL MICROGRAPH COMPETITION
The Royal Microscopical Society’s biennial International Micrograph Competition has been launched.
thThis highly respected event will culminate with winners being announced on 30 June at
MICROSCIENCE 2010 – Europe’s leading international conference and exhibition on microscopy.
As always, there will be stunning prizes on offer, and the companies that donate them can be very imaginative. This year, one lucky winner will receive a diamond. Yes, a diamond! In addition there are “must-have” consumer electronics such as cameras and iPods, and cash prizes.
“This competition goes from strength to strength,” says Dr John Hutchison, a former President of the Society and a regular judge. “We receive entries from all over the world, and the standard is very,
very high. It is a great opportunity for microscopists to showcase their skills and their work, and it provides an outlet for those that can capture the breathtaking and engaging beauty of the microscopical world.”
The winning images will appear on the front cover of infocus – the Society’s glossy magazine for
members. In addition they will be featured in other high-circulation publications, providing great exposure for the successful entrants.
“This competition goes way beyond “coffee table” pictures and this makes it special,” adds Professor
Chris Hawes, another former President of the Society and previous competition judge. “We look for
images that have a scientific quality as well as outstanding aesthetic appeal. This provides us with truly eye-catching displays. We are sure that this year will generate another crop of outstanding entries and it is going to be a difficult task to pick the winners.”
The competition has four categories; Light Microscopy - Life, Light Microscopy - Materials, Electron Microscopy - Life, and Electron Microscopy - Materials. The short-listed entries will be on view throughout MICROSCIENCE 2010. The closing date is 14th March 2010. Full details, and terms and conditions of entry are available at www.microscience2010.org.uk
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Notes to editors
About The Royal Microscopical Society
The Royal Microscopical Society (www.rms.org.uk) is a registered charity at the forefront of new
ideas and developments in microscopy and imaging.
The RMS is the only truly international microscopical society, drawing distinguished members from all over the world. It also serves the needs of its company members who represent all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services. In addition to this, the Society is pursues initiatives to encourage young microscope users who may go on to influence microscopy in years to come.
The Society is dedicated to advancing science, developing careers and supporting wider understanding of science and microscopy through its Science and Society activities. In support of the above, it publishes The Journal of Microscopy and microscopy handbooks, as well as helping young scientists through bursaries and training programmes.
The Society is incorporated by Royal Charter.
About MICROSCIENCE 2010
Building on the success of previous years, London's ExCeL will once again host MICROSCIENCE
2010, Europe's leading international conference and exhibition on microscopy, imaging and analysis in both the life and physical sciences. Organised by the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS), this major thstbiennial event will be held from 28 June to 1 July 2010.
MICROSCIENCE 2010 provides a unique way to get close to the cutting edge of microscopy and imaging and meet with the world’s leading experts. Visitors can also see and test the very latest developments in light and electron microscopes, together with associated equipment and image analysis systems for both life and physical sciences.
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