Olympus Image of the Year Award 2019

Deadline: 31 January 2020
Open to: anyone over the age of 18
Awards: global and regional winners are rewarded with Olympus products


Inspired by the beauty and breadth of images submitted for the 2018 Image of the Year Award held in Europe, Olympus is continuing to search for the best light microscopy images in 2019—this time on a global scale. Olympus’ first Image of the Year Global Life Science Light Microscopy Award recognizes the very best in life science imaging worldwide. Participants can win a CX43 microscope with DP27 digital camera, X Line objectives or an OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera.


Anyone over the age of 18 can participate. Olympus employees, their families, the judges, their families, and individuals engaged in the manufacturing or sales of microscopes are excluded from participation.


One global winner and one regional winner from the participants in each of the three regions (Asia, Europe, Americas) will be selected.

Global winner: select either CX43 microscope with DP27 digital camera, or X Line objectives.

Regional winner: win an OM-D E-M5 Mark II digital camera.

How to apply?

You can upload your images between August 1, 2019 and January, 31, 2020. The winners will be notified in March 2020.
You can upload up to 3 images. All images must be JPEG or TIFF and have a maximum file size of 10MB. No purchase necessary to enter or win. After participating in the competition your image might also be depicted in Olympus campaigns worldwide and you grant us the corresponding rights of use. You will be credited as the image creator so please be aware that you have to be the originator of the uploaded images and that images have to be free from any third party rights. Please find the full details in the terms and conditions.

Terms & Conditions (PDF, 76 KB)

The  jury will judge the submitted images on artistic and visual aspects, scientific impact and microscope proficiency.

For more information please visit the official website.