Bioscapes

The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition® brings a taste of the incredible stories emerging in today's research laboratories to a wider audience. Each year exhibitions of award winning images tour the United States and Canada to museums, academic libraries and research institutions. The still and video images are selected by eminent, independent judges from entries submitted by scientists, artists and hobbyists from around the world. The exhibitions, open to the public, remind us all of the beauty of living things and lend inspiration to the scientists of tomorrow.

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Enter the Competition

Submit up to five movies, images or image sequences (such as time lapse series). Entries must include information on the importance or ‘story’ behind the images. Winners are notified in late October and are announced publicly in November or December.


Entry Deadline – September 30, 2014


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Experience BioScapes Near You

Tour offers the chance to see these spectacular images in your local town. Each year, exhibitions of award winning images from the BioScapes competition travel the United States and Canada to museums, academic libraries and research institutions.

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View the Winning Entries from the 2013 BioScapes Competition



First Prize, 2013.
Dr. Igor Siwanowicz,
Specimen: Open trap of aquatic carnivorous plant, humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba).
Technique: Confocal Imaging


Second Prize, 2013.
Dorit Hockman
Specimen: A lateral view of a black mastiff bat embryo (Molossus rufus), at the "Peek-a-boo" stage
Technique: Stereo microscopy.


Third Prize, 2013.
Dr. Igor Siwanowicz,
Specimen: A composite image showing a collection of single-cell fresh water algae, desmids.
Technique: Confocal Imaging


Fourth Prize, 2013.
Mr. Spike Walker
Specimen: Stained transverse section of a lily flower bud.
Technique: Darkfield


Fifth Prize, 2013.
Dr. Dylan Burnette
Specimen: Mouse embryonic fibroblasts showing the actin filaments (red) and DNA (blue).
Technique: Structured illumination microscopy (SIM) fluorescence


Sixth Prize, 2013.
Mr. Kurt Wirz
Specimen: "Brother bugs." Gonocerus acuteangulatus


Seventh Prize, 2013.
Mr. Charles Krebs
Specimen: Phantom midge larva (Chaoborus) "Glassworm."
Technique: Polarized light


Eighth Prize, 2013.
Dr. Yaron Fuchs
Specimen: Mouse tail whole mounts stained for the K15 (green) hair follicle stem cell marker as well as Ki67 (red), which marks proliferating cells.
Technique: Confocal Z-stack image


Ninth Prize, 2013.
Mr. Fabrice Parais
Specimen: Head and legs of a caddisfly larva: Sericostoma sp.
Technique: Stereo microscopy

Tour Schedules

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Exhibit opens: December 2013
Exhibit closes: February 2014
Museum of Arts and Sciences
Daytona Beach, FL
Exhibit opens: February 2014
Exhibit closes: April 2014
Marine Biology Lab
Woods Hole, MA
Exhibit opens: February 2014
Exhibit closes: April 2014
DaVinci Science Center
Allentown, PA
Exhibit opens: March 2014
Exhibit closes: May 2014
Roger Williams University
Providence, RI
Exhibit opens: May 2014
Exhibit closes: July 2014
Janelia Farm Research Campus
Ashburn, VA
Exhibit opens: May 2014
Exhibit closes: July 2014
NY Hall of Science
Corona, NY
Exhibit opens: June 2014
Exhibit closes: August 2014
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chevy Chase, MD
Exhibit opens: August 2014
Exhibit closes: October 2014
Maryland Science Center
Baltimore, MD
Exhibit opens: September 2014
Exhibit closes: November 2014
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University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
Exhibit opens: November 2014
Exhibit closes: January 2015
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Exhibit opens: December 2014
Exhibit closes: February 2015
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Exhibit opens: February 2015
Exhibit closes: April 2015
Museum of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach, FL
Exhibit opens: February 2015
Exhibit closes: May 2015
Roger Williams University
Providence, RI
Exhibit opens: March 2015
Exhibit closes: May 2015
Museum Tour E (2014)
Maryland Science Center
Baltimore, MD
Exhibit opens: September 2015
Exhibit closes: November 2015