Both photomicrography and macrophotography efforts were awarded prizes in the 1981 Small World contest. Among the winners were specimens imaged with polarized light, brightfield, reflected and transmitted differential interference contrast (DIC), phase contrast, and a macro lens. The judges for the 7th annual Small World contest were Martin L. Scott (Eastman Kodak), Nina S. Allen (Dartmouth College), Vernon Miller (Brooks Institute), and Raymond E. Lund (Johns Hopkins University).

1981 Contest Prize Winners

  • First Prize

    1st Prize - David Gnizak

    Ferro Corp., Technical Center - Independence, Ohio, USA
    Specimen: Collapsed bubbles from an annealed experimental electronic sealing glass (55x)
    Technique: Reflected Light, Nomarski Differential Interference Contrast
  • Second Prize

    2nd Prize - Edmund R. Montello

    Polaroid Corp. - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Specimen: Coating process defect in a Polaroid color negative. Spectrum of color created by white light filtration of imaging dyes found in the negative (26x)
    Technique: Brightfield Illumination
  • Third Prize

    3rd Prize - Viqar Zaman

    National University of Singapore - River Falls, Wisconsin, USA
    Specimen: Scolex (head) of a tapeworm (Taenia sp) showing a circular ring of hooks (80x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Fourth Prize

    4th Prize - Lars Bech

    Wilhelmina Gasthuis - Amsterdam, Holland
    Specimen: nr.759; Aminopyrine, acetophenetidine, cholesterin-melted (100x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Fifth Prize

    5th Prize - D.R. Simpson

    UCLA, Jerry Lewis Center - Los Angeles, California, USA
    Specimen: Whole mount of an ant (40x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Sixth Prize

    6th Prize - Richard B. Provonchee

    Marine Colloids Div., Colloids Div., FMC Corp. - Rockland, Maine, USA
    Specimen: Leaf of house plant; thin slice of underside (40x)
    Technique: Brightfield Illumination
  • Seventh Prize

    7th Prize - Herbert Stevens

    Oakwood Hospital, Department of Pathology - Dearborn, Michigan, USA
    Specimen: Colorless micro-sporium organism superimposed over a blue CC filter (400x)
    Technique: Brightfield Illumination
  • Eighth Prize

    8th Prize - Steve Warner

    Celanese Research Co., - Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Specimen: Crystals of hippuric acid (50x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Ninth Prize

    9th Prize - Eric V. Gravé

    College of Physicians and Surgeons - Columbia University, New York, USA
    Specimen: (Kremerelida sp.) a mite unstained (50x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Tenth Prize

    10th Prize - Timothy J. Schefter

    Intermedics Inc. - Freeport, Texas, USA
    Specimen: Portion of a M.O.S. integrated circuit read only memory (25x)
    Technique: Nomarski Differential Interference Contrast
  • Eleventh Prize

    11th Prize - Alyce Eisenhauer

    Richford, Vermont, USA
    Specimen: Photographic bleach crystal (50x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Twelfth Prize

    12th Prize - Donald G. Schick

    Rancho Los Amigos Hospital - Downey, California, USA
    Specimen: Sodium thiosulfate, crystalized from aqueous solution at a controlled rate (60x)
    Technique: Transmitted polarized light and multiple exposure
  • Thirteenth Prize

    13th Prize - George Watchmaker

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Livermore, California, USA
    Specimen: Eosin stained sea urchin sperm. Head and mid-piece appear orange; tail propels the sperm (500x)
    Technique: Phase Contrast
  • Fourteenth Prize

    14th Prize - Per H. Kjeldsen

    University of Michigan, School of Dentistry - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Specimen: Ascorbic Acid - slow melt (40x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Fifteenth Prize

    15th Prize - Jean-Claude Wittmann

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Strasbourg, France
    Specimen: Large crystal of hydroquinone grown from a single nucleus during drying of a solution (65x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Sixteenth Prize

    16th Prize - Lars Bech

    Academisch Medisch Centrum - Amsterdam, Holland
    Specimen: 1243C- Diallyl barbituric acid, hydrochloric acid-melted (100x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Seventeenth Prize

    17th Prize - Stevie Walter

    Odyeaus - Tuscon, Arizona, USA
    Specimen: Whole mount of preskia (cactus). Structural elements with crystal inclusions. No Stain (40x)
    Technique: Polarized Light with #12 yellow filter
  • Eighteenth Prize

    18th Prize - Ronald P. Rehfeld

    IBM Corp. - Kingston, New York, USA
    Specimen: P-P' DDT recrystallized from the melt (50x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Nineteenth Prize

    19th Prize - Jack Kath

    Merck Institute - Rahway, New Jersey, USA
    Specimen: Ice crystals on glass (20x)
    Technique: Camera with macro lens and bellows
  • Twentieth Prize

    20th Prize - Jean-Claude Wittmann

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Strasbourg, France
    Specimen: Thin crystals of an aromatic hydrocarbon deposited on a glass slide from solution. Color produced by insertion of mica sheet (165x)
    Technique: Polarized Light

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