The well-loved Microbe Art Competition made its come back to celebrate International Microorganism Day 2022. With the entry period over, the judges voted for the winning art which you can see below.
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 #MicrobeArt2022 and #InternationalMicroorganismDay.
Thank you to everyone that entered our #MicrobeArt2022 competition.
The winners are:
Grand Prize: Best Art Overall: Sergio Martínez
Best Agar Art: Maria Peñil Cobo and Mehmet Berkmen
Best Cartoon: Luca Tonietti
Best Illustration or Painting: Aparrajitha Viswanathan
Best Photography: Wolfgang Hinterdobler
Best Physical Piece: Life Sciences ITE CE
See the winner creations below:
Over these two last months the #MicrobeArt2022 hashtag was seen over 1.2 million times. See the hashtag data below: