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Posted: Jun 28, 2012
Image contest: Explore the unseen
(Nanowerk News) FEI has partnered with National Geographic on a giant-screen film tentatively titled "Invisible Worlds". At the same time, they have announced this year's FEI Image Contest, "Explore the Unseen".
Inspired by the upcoming film, the FEI Image Contest offers owners and users an opportunity to explore their creativity and share their images with National Geographic's worldwide audience.
Together, the film and photo contest will allow audiences to discover unseen aspects of their everyday lives. As scientists and researchers, exploring the sub-microscopic world is something we do every day. Now you have an opportunity to share these explorations with the world at large.
Some images from the 2011 contest
This year, image categories with broad audience appeal have been chosen. The following examples, while not an exhaustive list, provide an idea of what the jurors are looking for:
The Natural World
Insect parts - wings, eyes, etc. (ideal insects include moth, ladybug, fly, dragonfly, butterfly, cicada, cricket, etc.)
Spider silk / webs
Pollen, allergens, leaves, tree slime, fungus, bacteria & mold
Micro-invertebrates seen in water-quality testing
Plants, flowers, blades of grass
Rock, minerals, sand, etc.
Ice/snow/snowflakes, other crystals, raindrops
Close-up of animals or animal parts: dog, cat, bird, fish (pets a kid would own)
The Human Body
Insects that live on your body (eyebrows, lashes, etc.) lice, bacteria
Body parts: bone (including fractures/breaks), human hair, skin flakes
Things you would find in a kids room: t-shirt fibers, stuff on the soles of dirty shoes, dust mites, carpet fibers, hair inside of a baseball cap, sloughed skin, dust, pencil lead, crayons
Food: ice cream, candy, bread, french fries, apples, carrots, tomatoes, etc.
Creatures that live on the mouthpiece of a phone, in the kitchen sink
Tires, cars, bikes, toys
Lint from clothing
The inside workings of a clock, computer, smartphone or TV
Gems and jewels: rubies, diamonds, other gems
Sports equipment: baseball, basketball, soccer ball, bathing suit, etc.
Other Relevant Science
Do your best images not fit into the categories above? Are you interested in sharing what you’re working on today? Whether you are investigating advanced materials, working to understand complex chemical reactions, or researching the 3D architecture of tissues and cells, this is the category for submitting your best work.