Photo competition

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words...

Can you tell us a scientific story through an original image? Welcome to the official CRYO2022 photo competition!

The SLTB and Society for Cryobiology want to celebrate the power of images in capturing and coommunicating the science of low temperature biology, from the laboratory to the world around us.

Images may be anything low temperature biology related, from cryopreserved cells to icicles on your rooftop, plant meristems to arctic foxes at play. All images will be entered into the competition and the winner voted on by the delegates at Cryo2022, with the winning photos announced live at the meeting in Dublin, 22nd July 2022.

Voters will be asked to consider the image for visual impact, scientific narrative, relevance to conference themes, composition, originality, and ethical practice.

Prizes will be announced during the awards ceremony.

Photos submissions closed July 19, 2022, 8:00AM GMT. 

1st Prize – £150
2nd Prize – £100
3rd Prize – £50

  • You must be registered and paid in full for CRYO2022. Photos submitted by unregistered persons will NOT be eligible.
  • You must have ownership rights for any pictures entered and credit the photographer. 
  • You (and the photographer if different) must consent to the photo being used by the SLTB and SfC websites and promotional material.
  • Photos can be previously published and permission is required only for display. We will not retain any ownership rights from the photographer or submitting entrant.
  • Photos must have been taken within the past 12 months.
  • Accepted file types include .JPG, .TIF, or .BMP
  • Use as high a resolution as possible. Max file size of 10MB.
  • Multiple entries are allowed but only the most highly voted entry will be counted for a prize (so each entrant can only win one prize).
  • Votes will be taken live using the Whova app live poll function during CRYO2022 conference. Each delegate will vote for their favourite photograph (please don’t vote for your own – even if you think it’s the best!) during the awards ceremony.
  • The highest votes for an individual photo will be taken as that entrants submission, with awards presented to the three entrants with the most votes.
  • Where an entrant has submitted more than one photo, only one entry will be counted even if multiple are featured in the top 3 votes, with the valid entry being the highest scoring photo of all their submissions.
  • In the event of a tie, prizes will be combined and split evenly between the winning entrants.
  • Winners will be notified by email and announced at the meeting.
  • Prizes will be awarded after the meeting is over by arrangement with the winner.
  • All photos will appear on the SLTB website following the competition winner announcement.

CRYO2022 Submissions!

Voting is available to all registered delegates through the Whova app. Winners will be announced at the Awards Session on July 22 at 2 PM.