From an arranged diatom image resembling a Christmas tree to the trachea of a scolopendrid, the photomicrographs in the 19th annual Small World contest covered a wide spectrum of disciplines. Judges for the 1993 competition were Thomas J. Covatta (Smith Klein Beecham), E. Laura Stocker (Naval Air Warfare Center), Francis W. Doane (University of Toronto), and Martin L. Scott (Scientific Imaging).

1993 Contest Prize Winners

  • First Prize

    1st Prize - Ron Sturm

    Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. - Skokie, Illinois, USA
    Specimen: Fossil Fusulinids in limestone (8x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Second Prize

    2nd Prize - Lars Bech

    Deurne, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Rutin, from Eucalyptus Macroryncha in methanol (30x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Third Prize

    3rd Prize - Edward Tan

    Department of Botany - University of Washington
    Specimen: Lycopodium rhizome (24x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Fourth Prize

    4th Prize - Christian Gautier

    JACANA - Paris, France
    Specimen: Corallium rubrum (14x)
    Technique: Rheinberg Illumination
  • Fifth Prize

    5th Prize - Norman J. Barker, RBP

    School of Medicine - Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Specimen: Section of blue-green algae fossil (10x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Sixth Prize

    6th Prize - Robert A. Edahl, Jr.

    NASA - Langley Research Center - Hampton, Virginia, USA
    Specimen: Sprayed powdered aluminum metallographically polished and etched (18x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Seventh Prize

    7th Prize - Dr. Stephen F. Lowry

    Department of Biology - University of Ulster - Londonderry, Northern Ireland
    Specimen: Live specimen of Daphnia pulex in filtered pond-water (10x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Eighth Prize

    8th Prize - Robert L. Calentine

    University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Wisconsin, USA
    Specimen: Living treehopper nymph (Membracidae) (7x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Ninth Prize

    9th Prize - Marc Van Hove

    Centexbel - Zw├┐naarde, Belgium
    Specimen: Broken glass fiber yarn with polyester covering (10x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Tenth Prize

    10th Prize - John I. Koivula

    Gemological Institute of America - Santa Monica, California, USA
    Specimen: Petrified compacted reed (10x)
    Technique: Rheinberg Illumination
  • Eleventh Prize

    11th Prize - Nancy Kedersha

    ImmunoGen, Inc. - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Specimen: Triple exposure of human squamous skin cancer cell culture (125x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Twelfth Prize

    12th Prize - Wutian Wu

    Department of Neurosurgery - Eastern Virginia Medical School - Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Specimen: Crystals of ciliary neurotrophic factor (20x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Thirteenth Prize

    13th Prize - William R. West, FBPA

    Carolina Biological Supply Company - Burlington, North Carolina, USA
    Specimen: Diatom frustule arrangement (30x)
    Technique: Rheinberg Illumination
  • Fourteenth Prize

    14th Prize - Patricia Barber, RBP

    Shriners Hospital, Tampa Unit - Tampa, Florida, USA
    Specimen: Intestinal lining of a soft shell turtle (250x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Fifteenth Prize

    15th Prize - John I. Koivula

    Gemological Institute of America - Santa Monica, California, USA
    Specimen: Hexagonal growth depression on the surface of a crystal of yttrium aluminate (40x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Sixteenth Prize

    16th Prize - Gail MacKenzie

    ImmunoGen, Inc. - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Specimen: Triple exposure of melanoma and carcinoma cell culture (125x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Seventeenth Prize

    17th Prize - Derek Hull

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering - University of Liverpool -Liverpool, England
    Specimen: Fracture surface of mica (100x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Eighteenth Prize

    18th Prize - Keith A. Yagaloff, Ph.D.

    Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. - Nutley, New Jersey, USA
    Specimen: Sodium vanadate crystal (25x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Nineteenth Prize

    19th Prize - Christian Gautier

    JACANA - Paris, France
    Specimen: Trachea of a scolopendrid (25x)
    Technique: Rheinberg Illumination
  • Twentieth Prize

    20th Prize - Stella Tsirka

    Department of Pharmacology - State University of New York - Stony Brook, New York, USA
    Specimen: In situ hybridization of a mid-gestational embryonic mouse eye (100x)
    Technique: Darkfield

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