Get your cameras! Give Swiss research a face!

The SNSF Scientific Image Competition encourages researchers working in Switzerland to present their works to the public and the media. Photographs, images and videos will be rated in terms of their aesthetic quality and their ability to inspire and amaze, to convey or illustrate knowledge, to tell a human story or to let us discover a new universe. All the entries to the competition (almost 2800 to date) are available in our online gallery on Flickr.

Categories of the competition

  • Object of study (image)
  • Women and men of science
  • Locations and instruments
  • Video loop

The competition is held annually. An international jury will meet at the beginning of the year and award a CHF 1,000 prize in each category for the winning entry, as well as CHF 250 for each distinction. The award-winning works are announced in April or May, displayed in an exhibition at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography and made available to the public and the media, as well as to scientific institutions.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2024. The winning images will be exhibited at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography in May 2024.

More information on the SNSF Scientific Image Competition web page.

David Spichiger, SCS