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2021 SNSF Scientific Image Competition

​Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

​For the fifth time, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) invites researchers throughout Switzerland to submit their photographs, images and videos to share their vision of their working environment, their discoveries and their colleagues. The winning projects and a selection of the entries will be exhibited at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography from 7 to 30 May 2021.

The competition jury will award a first prize in the amount of CHF 1000 and distinctions in the amount of CHF 250 in each of the competition’s four categories:

  • object of study;
  • women and men of science;
  • locations and instruments;
  • video loop (max. 15 seconds).

The competition is open to all scientists working at a research institution in Switzerland and for work produced after 1 January 2020. Professional photographers and videographers may not take part in the competition. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2021. All submissions – roughly 1600 to date – can be viewed in an online gallery.

For the fifth edition of the competition, the SNSF is inviting the public to vote online in March 2021 for their favourite image and video among the works submitted to the competition.