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Photomicrography Competition

We invite you to submit up to three of your photomicrographs taken with any microscopy technique — darkfield, brightfield, fluorescence, interference contrast, polarized light, SEM, etc. — to the Inter/Micro 2018 Photomicrography Competition, sponsored by pH2, LLC.

Entries must be printed on paper and matted or framed and can be film or digital. The minimum image size is 5 × 7 in.; maximum is 12 × 18 in.

The deadline for in-person submissions at Inter/Micro 2018 is 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 12.
Awards will be announced at the SMSI Awards Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, June 13.
Winners will be selected in the following categories: Best Overall Image, Most Unique Image, and Best SEM Image.

Inter/Micro 2018 Photomicrography Competition Entry Form

Please submit a separate form for each photomicrograph entry (three maximum).

Email digital submissions to

Snail-mail printed entry form and photomicrograph print to:

Inter/Micro 2018 Photomicrography Competition
McCrone Research Institute
2820 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616-3230

About the image:
“Potassium Perchlorate Party” by JenaMarie Baldaino
A color-enhanced SEM micrograph of potassium perchlorate from firecrackers after recrystallization from a water extract. 2017 Best SEM Image winner.