Infectious Images: photography competition

What are we looking for?| The process and prizes | How to submit | Terms and conditions | Meet the Judges
We’re excited to announce the first ever Infectious Diseases Hub photography competition ‘Infectious Images’! This is your opportunity to share the images that represent your work and the cutting edge research occurring in the field of infectious diseases.

What are we looking for?

The competition is an opportunity for anyone working in the field of infectious diseases – from bench to bedside – to share their work using imagery.

We welcome images that explore infectious diseases from the molecular to the clinical level. Whether it be in a hospital, laboratory or in the field, we’d love to see anything from microscopy images to photos demonstrating research in action.

The judges will be looking for good composition, creativity, scientifically sound and clear photographs.

The winner

In the first round our panel of judges, including members of the Future Microbiology editorial board and Infectious Diseases Hub’s Expert Panel, will pick a shortlist of up to five finalists. The selected three photos will then be posted on social media, from which a public vote will determine the winner.

The finalists will receive:

  • Their photo featured on Infectious Diseases Hub alongside an interview about the photographer and the research behind the photo

The winner will receive:

  • US$100 Amazon voucher
  • The winning image will be printed on our 2019 conference bags
  • Open access publication fee discounted by 50% on next submitted paper to Future Microbiology or Future Virology
  • Their photo featured on Infectious Diseases Hub alongside an interview about the photographer and the research behind the photo
  • A year’s complimentary subscription for your institution/organization to Future Microbiology and Future Virology

How to submit:

Entreis for this year’s competition have now closed – but keep an eye out for the public vote!

Terms and conditions:

The Infectious Images Photography Competition rewards the best single images that illustrate cutting-edge research and care in the field of infectious diseases.

By entering the Competition You hereby accept these Competition Rules and the Terms and Conditions:

1.1 The Competition is free to enter

1.2. The Competition is open to all members of the public

1.3. Entries must be submitted by 23 November, 17.00 BST/11:00 CDT/12:00 EDT.

1.4. You agree and acknowledge that Infectious Diseases Hub is permitted to receive your registration data. All personal information will be used by Infectious Diseases Hub in accordance with its Privacy Policy

2.1. To enter, you must email your image to Editor Martha Powell at, with the subject line ‘Photo Competition’ or fill in the form above

2.2. Each entrant can submit one image. There is no charge associated with entering the competition

2.3. Images should be a minimum of 300dpi. Images should be of the highest quality available and saved as JPEG or JPG files.  All entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image suitable for enlargement and printing, should the image be required. Very large images should be sent by WeTransfer

2.4. Image needs to be saved in file format ‘photographerfullname.jpeg’ and submitted with an image title and 25–150 word description

3.1. A shortlist of up to three photographs will be selected in December 2018 and the overall winner will be announced in February 2019

3.2. The decision of the judging committee is final and no negotiation will be entered into with respect to any such decision

4.1. Infectious Diseases Hub reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the entry is submitted on the website. You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by You (“Entry”), as follows:

4.1.1. You are the owner and author of each entry

4.1.2. You have the right to make your entry available to the competition

4.1.3. Each Entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content

4.1.4. Each Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity. Images in public spaces do not require release from background people/subjects

5. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by Infectious Diseases Hub and its partners for marketing and promotional purposes. You hereby grant Future Science Group a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry in all media for any use connected to the promotion of You the author, Infectious Diseases Hub and the Infectious Diseases Hub Photography Competition

6. You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of Your name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation

7. There are no cash alternatives for the prizes offered


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