Once every year or two here on The Niche I run contests for best pictures or videos. Today’s new contest is for the best stem cell research pictures. Most often what people send in as entries are microscopy images, but you can use your imagination.
Today is a fitting day to launch the contest as it is international stem cell day.
Check out some of our past science contests.
Our last picture contest winner was Amy Engevick for her gut stem cell image, which you can see below.
In 2019 we also had a stem cell image contest and Shiri Gur-Cohen won that with the beautiful image below on her epidermal stem cell research.
Early 2023 The Niche contest
To be eligible to enter the new contest, you have to follow some rules and do a few things.
First, if you haven’t already, go subscribe to our Stem Cell Channel on YouTube. Check it out anyway as you might enjoy the videos.
Second, send me your best stem cell microscopy pics at knoepflerATucdavisDOTedu. If they are big files we might have to go the shared folder route.
The pictures have to be your original work. If the picture includes a person, you have to have that person’s permission.
By submitting images you also agree to them potentially being posted here on The Niche.
If you work in a lab (student, postdoc, tech, etc.) you need your PI’s permission if the image relates to the lab’s work, whether biotech or academia.
Submit no more than 3 entries per person.
The deadline is midnight Pacific Time in the US on Wednesday October 25, two weeks from today.
The first prize is $100 and the second prize is a bundle of free stem cell swag including a stem cell t-shirt (designed by me, Paul Knoepfler) along with signed copies of my three books.