Microbiology Photo Competition 2016/2017

Win a Tablet!

This photography competition is sponsored by us to encourage microbiologists to show something about their work and science. The best photographic entries will win nice prizes such as a tablet, Swiss army knife, USB stick and laser pointer. The images will appear in a future issue of Microbiology Focus, and the best one will be featured on the cover.

Rules of the Competition and Conditions of Entry:

  1. The competition is open to all applicants worldwide.
  2. Entries should illustrate any microorganisms (living or dead) or a microbiologist in action at work.
  3. Picture size should be at least 400 dpi and 90 x 120 mm (max 5 MB). The file format must be in jpg, tiff or pdf.
  4. The entries will be judged on:
    • clarity of presentation
    • composition
    • illumination and contrast
    • congruency of subject matter and title of photograph
    • scientific interest and relevance
    • originality
  5. Winning entries will be retained by Sigma-Aldrich, who will have sole rights of publication, reproduction and display.
  6. Closing date for contest entries will be March 4, 2017.
  7. Entries submitted after the closing date will not be considered. Entries received incomplete, illegible, mutilated, altered or not complying exactly with the instructions and theme may be disqualified.
  8. Decisions of the judges in all matters affecting the competition will be final and legally binding.


The competition will be judged by:
Prof. Mohammad Manafi, Medical University of Vienna,
Head of Department for Food Hygiene

Dr. Lars Fieseler Zurich University of Applied Sciences - ZHAW,
Supervisor, Department Microbiology

Jvo Siegrist, Sigma-Aldrich
Product Manager, Microbiology

Method of Entry:
There is no entry fee, but the entry form below must be completed for each entry (maximum of three entries per submitter)

Upon completion of the form, you will be given the opportunity to submit an image for the contest via email.
If you have questions, please contact: ivo.siegrist@sial.com