Photography Competition

You are encouraged to submit entries for the Photography Competition. Applications will be accepted only online. Please note that prize-winning entries may be used by The Japanese Society of Microscopy for non-commercial purposes.

Application period

January 10 (Thu) - February 20 (Wed) 2019 at 23:59(JPN time)

Qualifications for participation

Registered participants of the 75th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Microscopy (membership is not required).

Target photos

We are calling for academically and technically competent, artistic, and unique microphotographs, including photos using all forms of microscopy (a combination of a variety of techniques is also acceptable).
Photos that have won awards in other photographic competitions or from other academic societies, and photos published in academic journals are not eligible.

Presentation format

Photos will be listed in the presentation proceedings. Photos will also be exhibited at the venue during the Annual Meeting.

Participation awards

Participation awards will be presented for all photos.

Selection of excellent photos

Winners will be selected by participants based on a broad set of criteria, such as quality, academic and technical value of the contents, artistic character, and other comprehensive qualities. Awards for excellent photographs of the 75th Annual Meeting will be presented at the social gathering. Names of the winners will appear on JSM’s website.

Application method

Please submit photos online through the application page of the Photography Competition on the website of the 75th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Microscopy.
• Enter the title, names and affiliations of photographers, subjects photographed and shooting conditions for each photo (work) submitted. Please also include a 150-character description in Japanese (300-word description in English) of the photo’s academic, technical, and artistic value.
※Photos that do not include shooting conditions, etc. may not be accepted.
• The maximum size of each image is 600 pixels vertically x 500 pixels horizontally. Please submit photographs online in the same format as they will be exhibited at the venue.
※If a discrepancy is found between submitted and exhibited photographs, applicants may be disqualified.
• Please ensure that the title, name and affiliation of the photographer matches the data submitted online.
• Color charts and photos are accepted.
• You may submit multiple photos. Please make a separate entry for each application.

Character limit

Title: Within 40 characters (two-byte, Japanese), within 80 words (one-byte, English)
Name of photographer: Within 15 people
Affiliation: Within 15 institutes
Caption: Within 150 characters (two-byte, Japanese), within 300 words (one-byte, English)
Subject, conditions: Within 50 characters (two-byte, Japanese), within 100 words (one-byte, English)


Please register via following conference website.

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For inquiries

The JSM Annual Meeting Office
Yamabukicho 358-5, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0801, Japan
Fax: +81-3-5227-8632