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Marvellous Microscopes: Image Competition

Age suitable for: All ages



It's competition time!

Get inspired by visiting the University of Southampton's Biomedical Imaging Unit (BIU) website and send in your microscope images to enter into our prize competition!

The rules are very simple:
- your photo must be taken on a microscope (or using a microscope app)
- you must have taken it yourself
- you must not be a professional microscopist

Submission deadline: Sunday 27th March 2022

Enter the competition by sending your your image by email to before the end of Sunday 27th, and tell us your name, what's in the image, and how you took it.

The images will be posted on this page, and a winner will be announced after 27th March.

* PLEASE NOTE: all images submitted to the competition may be used by BIU for publicity purposes but will not be used for commercial gain. By entering the competition you grant BIU permission to use your image, name and accompanying information for this purpose. Your name and email address will be stored in accordance with our privacy policy, which can be found at