Scientists take the most beautiful photos, as can be seen from the entries to the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany won the 2011 1st Prize with his “Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva (20x).”
Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.
Deadline for Entries: April 30, 2012
Here are the relevant rules concerning copyrights:
12. If your entry is selected by Nikon as a winning image, you will give non-exclusive rights to Nikon to use your name and the image in connection with the competition. You also certify that you hold the rights to grant such permission. Winning images will only be used in connection with the Nikon Small World Competition and accompanying publicity and will include appropriate photo credits.
13. Contestants will be notified regarding image usage rights should Nikon be approached with any commercial opportunities related to a submitted image or images.