The well-loved Microbe Art Competition made its come back to celebrate International Microorganism Day 2021. This year we had even more fantastic entries so the judges had a much more difficult task in deciding the winners.
The Microbe Art Competition is an effort brought about to support the Portuguese Society for Microbiology (PSM) in promoting the International Microorganism Day on September 17. International Microorganism Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of microorganisms and microbiology research among the general public, and our contest supplemented these efforts.
People from all around the world were able to enter the Microbe Art Competition by posting their artistic entries on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and using the hashtags #MicrobeArt2021 and #InternationalMicroorganismDay.
Thank you to everyone that entered our #MicrobeArt2021 competition.
The winners are:
Grand Prize: Best Art Overall: Lieke van Gijtenbeek
Best Agar Art: Stefania Rizzelli
Best Cartoon: John Chilton
Best Illustration or Painting: Tristan Young
Best Photography: Ian Jones
Best Physical Piece: Bacterfield
See the winner creations below:
This year the #MicrobeArt2021 hashtag was seen over 1 millions times. See the hashtag data below: