Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2019 in Australia

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1 December - 31 December

Wiki Science Competition is an international photography contest organized by Wikimedia, for images related to science with entries uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and used to illustrate Wikipedia across hundreds of languages!

It is impossible to imagine our culture without science. And in the visual world in which we live, it is not enough to just talk about science: it is necessary to visualize it. That's why this contest encourages the creation and free exchange of all kinds of scientific images. The contest has been running since 2011 and has been growing ever since, with over 10,000 images entered!

2019 Winners[edit]

How to enter[edit]

To participate, you'll need a Wikimedia account (2 mins to sign up)
Create an account!
Once you have an account, you can submit your entries using this button (5‑10 mins to submit):


The top six images, regardless of category will get:


Nicki Cranna is Co-founder & Creative Director of Squarecell. She has developed public science art exhibitions, worked for Science Gallery Melbourne, written for COSMOS magazine, taught science communication at Deakin University, is the art director of Lateral Magazine, and now develops education programs at the WEHI in Melbourne.

Dave Burt is Director of the UQ Genomics Initiative and a keen wildlife photographer (@DavidBurt8), which combines well with his equal passion for the genomes of plant and animal species through the Genome Alliance in Australasia (@GenomeinANZ).

Melanie Rug is Director of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy at the ANU in Canberra. She has extensive experience in applying a wide range of microscopy techniques to research questions in the life sciences, and shares her passion for the “Inner Space” with researchers from all science disciplines.

Paul McMillan is the Manager of the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform at the University of Melbourne. He has over 15 years experience in fluorescence microscopy, with an active interest in Super-Resolution Microscopy.

Evan Fowler is a Melbourne-based award winning photographer specialising in fashion & portraiture. With over 10 years experience in the industry they are highly technicaly minded with photography, always breaking down any image on how it had been created.

Eli Moore is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Cancer Biology at University of South Australia, working with optical and electron microscopy. He uses his expertise is in nano-thin polymer films to improve the biocompatibility of blood contacting medical devices.

Veronica Avery is a technical officer at the X-Ray Diffraction and Scattering Facility at Curtin University in Western Australia.

Travis Hale is a scientific consultant in air quality, microbiology as well as a nature photographer from the big (e.g. landscapes), to the very small (e.g. micro photography).

Allison van de Meene is the manager of the Biosciences Electron Microscopy Unit at Bio21 in Melbourne. She has worked with fluorescence and electron microscopy, particularly on plants.

Alexandra Suvorova works at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis at the University of Western Australia. Alexandra’s focuses on the application of analytical and imaging techniques to a range of disciplines, from nanotechnology and engineering, to geochemistry and archaeological research. Her microscopy and microanalysis expertise extend across optical, ion, electron, and X-ray based systems.


Images can be submitted by:

  • the author(s), optionally including any affiliation you have (e.g. a university)
  • a representative of the organisation or institution who owns the image rights (listing both the submitter and the author name)