BMC Ecology and Evolution Image Contest 2023

BMC Ecology and Evolution Image Contest 2023

We’re happy to announce the launch of our third. BMC Ecology and Evolution artwork competitors! Submit your pictures and tales behind them for an opportunity to spotlight your analysis, win prizes, and get your pictures featured within the journal.

Final 12 months’s competitors attracted lots of consideration from researchers and the broader public. The successful pictures had been highlighted in a number of worldwide media shops, together with: Science, New ScientistScience Information, Reside Science, Gizmodo, Nationwide Geographic SpainCNN, Telegramand MailOnline. We had been additionally delighted to see the successful {photograph}, taken by the evolutionary biologist Roberto García Roa, depicting a parasitic fungus rising from the physique of a fly. 2022’s best science images in nature. To be taught extra about final 12 months’s winner, please learn our article: editorial.

Winner of the 2022 BMC Ecology and Evolution visible competitors. A narrative of conquest. The fruiting physique of a parasitic fungus protrudes from the physique of its sufferer. Attribution: Roberto Garcia-Roa.

The competitors gives an incredible alternative to showcase analysis and the great thing about nature to a large viewers. Anybody affiliated with a analysis establishment is eligible to enter a picture in every of the next 4 classes:

  1. Utilized analysis. Photographs that showcase ecological or environmental biology analysis or seize the expertise of conducting research and accumulating information.
  2. Defending our planet. Photographs conveying efforts to lift consciousness and help the United Nations Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDGs):
    SDG6.6: Shield and restore aquatic ecosystems
    SDG14: Shield and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine sources for sustainable growth
    SDG15: Shield, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably handle forests, fight desertification and cease and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss.
  3. Vegetation and Fungi. Photographs depicting:
    – Significance of crops and fungi in ecosystems
    – The extraordinary means during which crops and fungi have advanced to draw bugs to breed and guarantee their survival.
    – Extinction danger and threats to crops and fungi.
  4. paleoecology. Photographs that present a glimpse into long-lost worlds (for instance, fossil assemblages, microfossils, paleohistology, and paleoart).

Members who will consider the competitors BMC Ecology and Evolution editorial board, with the journal’s Editor, Jennifer Harman. The journal will award €800 to the general winner and €200 to the winner of every of the 4 classes. The journal may also award €50 for the runner-up in every class.

Tips on how to submit your photos and the tales behind them:

Please e mail your pictures to Editor Jennifer Harman to with the topic line “BMC Ecology and Evolution Picture Contest 2023” and embody the next:

Your identify:
Analysis Institute contact info:
Twitter deal with (optionally available):
Picture identify:
Description (Max. 250 phrases):
File kind:
Information affiliation (if relevant):
I conform to publish this picture below a Inventive Commons License: Y/N

Please connect your picture enter to your e mail.

All pictures should meet the next standards:

  • Minimal 300dpi (1831 x 1831 pixels for raster picture).
  • In one of many acceptable codecs – EPS, PDF (for line drawings), PNG, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, DOC, PPT [Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.]
  • In accordance with our open entry insurance policies, entry to the competition requires pictures to be printed below a inventive commons license to permit file sharing with acceptable attribution.

Submit your photos now!

We’ll be posting common updates on the competition within the coming months, so remember to keep updated by studying our weblog or following us on Twitter. @BMC_series

The deadline for registrations is June 1, 2023, the winners will probably be introduced in August 2023.

Good luck!

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