Contest 2022

CELLIM microscopy picture contest – 2022

Dear CELLIM users,

We invite you to participate in the third Microscopy Picture Contest organized by the Cellular Imaging Core Facility of Ceitec-MU (CELLIM). If you have a nice picture acquired using our microscopes during 2022, you can enter the contest and win a prize. This year the main prize is a binocular Zeiss Terra ED 10x42, offered by our sponsor Carl Zeiss spol. s r.o.


The CELLIM Microscopy Picture Contest is reserved for CELLIM users only. Images entering the contest must have been acquired on a CELLIM microscope during the year 2022. One person can enter one picture. By entering the contest, participants declare that they are the only authors of the image.

Rules and entry period

Send pictures by e-mail to until January 21, 2023. Images must be in jpeg or png format. We will also require the raw image for selected pictures to produce high-quality images for poster printing. In the subject line, please specify “CELLIM Microscopy Picture Contest 2022” and provide the following information in the text:

  • First name, family name
  • Research group affiliation, Institute
  • Your status (student, postdoc …)
  • One phrase description of the picture
  • Name of the microscope on which the image was acquired

Winner selection

CELLIM staff will select four pictures that will be nominated as finalists. Selected pictures will be posted on our Twitter account and ranked according to how many votes (likes) each picture receives. Votes will be counted 7 days after the tweet was published. The picture with the most votes will win the competition.


1st place

Zeiss Terra ED 10x42 offered by our main sponsor, Carl Zeiss

CELLIM mouse pad and mug with the printed picture 

2nd place

CELLIM mouse pad, a mug with the printed picture and a puzzle with the printed picture 

3rd place

CELLIM mouse pad and mug with the printed picture 

4th place

CELLIM mouse pad

Usage rights:

By entering the contest, participants provide CELLIM with permission to use and publish the picture on the CELLIM Twitter account, CELLIM webpage and other materials. Pictures may also be printed and used for other publicity purposes by CELLIM and Carl Zeiss, and participants grant us the corresponding rights of use. Participants will be credited as the image’s author and images must be free from any third-party rights.