Exclusive: Olympus Has Announced The Incredible Winners Of The 2020 Global Image Of The Year Award

The microscopic world has never looked as beautiful as captured by the winners and there is a respectable mention of the second year Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award competition. The multinational corporation Olympus is behind the competition, which recognizes and celebrates life science photography.

Not only is it an important scientific endeavor had better understand the world, it also has incredible artistic value. The competition has four winners: global winners and three regional awards across Asia, America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The winners selected from about 700 submissions from 61 countries. 

The multinational corporation Olympus is behind the competition, which recognizes and celebrates life science photography.

Not only is it an important scientific endeavor had better understand the world, it also has incredible artistic value. The competition has four winners: global winners and three regional awards across Asia, America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The winners selected from about 700 submissions from 61 countries.

For this year, the world champion is Warner Zuschratter from Germany. He printed a great picture of a whole rat embryo, using a confocal microscope. The regional winner of Asia was XinPei Zhang from China, who painted the wings of more than 40 species of butterflies one after the other and assembled them in this image. The award presented to Justin Zoll of the United States of America, who spread a beautiful image of L-glutamine and beta-alanine crystals. Gregory Timin (Switzerland) receives the award for EMEA of collagen fibers and dermal pigment cells in the skin of fetal skin of African domestic snakes.

Satoshi Nakamura, Vice President of Scientific Solutions Global Marketing at Olympus Corporation, said in a statement, “Not only did we see a record number of collections, but the quality and creativity of these images was exceptional. People in unexpected industries are amazed to see the capture with the help of a microscope.” 

“Our goal for the competition is to showcase both the artistic and scientific value of the images under the microscope to encourage people in every corner of the globe to see scientific images in new ways  to appreciate their beauty, to share it with each other,” said Olympus Corporation of America.