Title: The Debutantes' Ball -- 1995 Most Bizarre Micrograph Winner
"At the debutante's ball, young nano-women gather in their finery at the
edge of the stage to weep because the nano-boys won't dance with them."

EIPBN Micrograph Contest

The EIPBN Micrograph web site is sponsored by Zyvex Labs.

How to Enter | RULES
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Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Frans Holthuysen at MNE 2013.

2014 MicroGraph Winners

Micrograph Winners from Previous Years






  General Information

The fields of research covered by this conference have been at the forefront of the drive to develope technology to make smaller and smaller structures. We have ventured into size regimes where we are often dependent on microscopes and the skill of microscopists to see the results of our work (and often what went wrong). To highlight the importance of micrographs to the field, the conference is holding a micrograph contest . The entries will be judged both from the technological and artistic standpoint.

A panel of judges will disqualify any entry that it believes has not conformed to the rules and will select the winners. Awards will be announced at the Thursday Night Banquet. There are six categories:

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 Now accepting Video Entries!!


There are now 4 simple steps to fame and fortune:
1 - Read the rules.
2 - Select your favorite micrograph/video(s). [ You can enter as many times as you like.]
3 - For each Micrograph: download the powerpoint template and entry form, paste in your micrograph/video and fill out the template and fill out the entry form.
4 - NEW: Use the notes section below the slide to provide more details of the MictoGraph.
5 - EMail the micrograph/videos(s) and entry form(s) to jrandall@zyvexlabs.com .


a) Entries should be submitted by May 25. We will do our best to accept late entries at the Conference.
b) Contestants must be registered conference attendees.
c) Micrographs, videos, and entry forms must be submitted in electronic form. We prefer the micrograph on the power point template, but will accept JPEG or MPEG files.
d) Micrograph entries must be of a single image taken with a microscope and may not be significantly altered.
e) Videos must be of a microscopic subject. Animations (of a microscopic subject) will be accepted. Videos must be 30 seconds or less.
f) There is no restriction with respect to the subject matter.
g) Electron and ion micrographs must be black and white.
h) Contestants must submit a completed Entry Form.

Download Here: Entry-form (Word doc) - AND - MicroGraph Template (Powerpoint slide)

The image below is an example of how a template could be filled out.

Comments: The Judges should take into account the incredible feat of timing this micrograph. You have no idea how difficult it is to get micro snowflakes to crystalize.

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  Any questions? Email John Randall jrandall@zyvexlabs.com

Phone 972 792 1648

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