Published on 21.02.2023

Call for Best Scientific Image 2023

Call for Best Scientific Image 2023 - image showing the three winning images of 2022

The new call for Best Scientific Image 2023 is open. Submit your scientific image(s) by 15 March 2023 for a chance to win Helmholtz Imaging Best Scientific Image 2023! 

The image competitions in 2021 and 2022 have been a great success, and the winning images travelled Germany to showcase the outstanding portfolio of the Helmholtz Association in imaging and the contribution of imaging science in solving major societal challenges. 

Images submitted for competition can be

  • the result of any imaging technique developed or applied at Helmholtz Centers, or
  • they may be the result of combining several of those images into one artistic image.

An appealing, comprehensible explanation must be submitted with the image, providing background information on the scientific nature, remarkableness and origin of the image.

The contest is open to anyone who works at a Helmholtz Center.

An international jury will award prizes worth 6000€ donated by Siemens Healthineers, Zeiss Microscopy and Beiersdorf. Awarding is based on scientific significance, originality, and artistic and/or visual impact of the image.

The winning images will be displayed at the Helmholtz Imaging Conference 2023 (14-16 June 2023) and made available to the public and the media as well as to scientific institutions. In addition, 12 winning images will be published in the Helmholtz Imaging calendar 2024 and 20 of the best images will be part of a travelling exhibition and being displayed in different Helmholtz Centers and beyond.

Aside from the Jury Award there are two additional opportunities planned for your images to be recognized: 

  • Via a Public Choice Award where the entire imaging community can vote for their most popular image. 
  • Via a Participants Choice Award where the participants of the Helmholtz Imaging Conference vote for their favorite image.

The awarding ceremony is planned for the Helmholtz Imaging Conference 2023 on 14-16 June in Hamburg. Save the date, register and be there!

Get your image(s) ready and submit them via our Imaging Contest Portal!

Images displayed above – from left to right – were created by René Booysen from HZDR (3rd place in the Best Scientific Image Contest 2022), Nikolay Koldunov from AWI (1st place) and Michael Bussmann from HZDR (2nd place).