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CSM & Microbiology

August 6, 2018
Canadian Science Publishing - 2018 Visualizing Science Image Contest

 Help us get your science out to the world by participating in the 2018 Canadian Science Publishing Visualizing Science Contest!

A great image can capture a moment, communicate a message, and stir emotion; it can also help us share the various aspects of our scientific work and communicate scientific phenomena. Visual imagery is a powerful medium to share our science and enhance engagement with users of scientific information.

We know that the science community is out there creating and capturing amazing science moments in visual forms. You are living and visualizing all stages and facets of the scientific process.

Contest Details
Understanding that scientific images are not always photographs, the image contest is open to all scientific images (photographs, infographics, images from the lab, computer generated images, etc.). All images should be submitted to one of the three categories. Each individual is allowed to submit a maximum of five entries for each category. Follow the contest on Instagram Visualizing Science.

From the FIELD
This category includes all images taken of and during field work including field sketches and photographs.
This category will be judged by Christian Lacroix, Editor of Botany. Dr. Lacroix is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island. He is a developmental plant morphologist best known for his work on leaf complexity and homeosis in flowers.

From the LAB
This category includes all images taken within the lab including micrographs and photographs.
This category will be judged by Phil Burton, Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Dr. Burton is a professor of Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Northern British Columbia. His research addresses ecosystem disturbance and recovery, vegetation dynamics, silviculture, and ecological restoration. In addition, Dr. Burton has long-standing interests in sustainable forest management and planning for resilience in a changing world.

From the MACHINE
This category includes all images created in silico (i.e., by computer) including data visualization, modelling, digital art, and infographic representations.
This category will be judged by Melania Cristescu, Co-Editor of Genome. Dr. Cristescu is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ecological Genomics. Her research interests include: the nature and scale of recombination and mutation rate variation across genomes, the genetics of aquatic invasions, and speciation in ancient lakes. Her primary research organism is Daphnia.

The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a GoPro® HERO5 Black waterproof camera!
The grand prize winner will be selected by Jesse Hildebrand, our guest judge. Jesse is the founder of Science Literacy Week, a nationwide celebration of science run through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He has a B.Sc in Ecology from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Science and Society from the Open University.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a GoPro® HERO5 Black waterproof camera so they start capturing images in rain and shine ($450 value). The Grand Prize winner will be selected as the best image from all three categories and will be judged on its ability to communicate science to many audiences.

The PEOPLE’S CHOICE winner will receive an $150 Amazon Gift Card.
The People’s Choice winner will be determined by the highest number of Likes/Reactions on the Canadian Science Publishing Facebook page. Twenty-five images from all submissions will be included in the People’s Choice voting—encourage your friends and colleagues to vote! The 25 images will be selected by Chris Yost, Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Microbiology. Dr. Yost is a Canada Research Chair in Microbes, the Environment and Food Safety and a Professor at the University of Regina. His research focuses on food safety and plant-bacteria interactions, specifically between Rhizobium and legumes.

The CATEGORY winners will receive a CSP swag pack!
The Category winners will be selected as the best image from each category, as selected by the category judge. The Category winners (3) will receive a CSP swag pack ($70 value).

Submissions will be closed on August 15, 2018 at 23:59 (ET). For Terms and Conditions, Submission and more information please refer to the  CSP contest webpage.


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