Olympus has announced the distinguished panel of respected authorities in the field of microscopy and imaging who will be the judges for the eighth annual BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition. This year’s judges will gather in October to review approximately two thousand life science images and movies submitted from around the world; Olympus will honor the most exceptional and significant with prizes and worldwide publicity. The 2011 BioScapes Competition closes for entries on September 30.

This year’s judging panel includes four widely respected authorities in the fields of light microscopy and imaging. They are Robert E. Campbell, PhD, of the University of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Canada; Douglas Murphy, PhD, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Va; Wendy Salmon, PhD, of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, W.M. Keck Imaging Facility, Cambridge, Mass; and Patricia Wadsworth, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, widely recognized as the world’s leading international life science light microscopy photo forum, pays tribute to the amazing stories being told through the images and movies captured in today’s laboratories, and to the remarkable confluence of science and art. The Competition carries a top prize valued at $5,000. Nine other submissions win prizes, and several dozen honorable mentions are awarded. Selected winning images are included in a nationwide exhibit tour. Each competition entrant can submit up to five still images, image sequences, or movies. Any magnification and brand of compound light microscope can be used; judges are given no equipment/brand information when judging. Winners are notified in October and publicly announced in November.

Source: Olympus