The 1995 Small World contest drew entrants from around the world as well as from a diverse range of academic and professional disciplines. Winners came from such fields as chemistry, electronics, biology, veterinary medicine, pathology, materials research, ecology, and biotechnology. The judges were Robert Hand (University of Buffalo), William R. West (Carolina Biological Supply), Michael W. Davidson (Florida State University), and Martin L. Scott (Scientific Imaging).

1995 Contest Prize Winners

  • First Prize

    1st Prize - Christian Gautier

    JACANA Press Agency - Vanves, France
    Specimen: Larva of Pleuronectidae (20x)
    Technique: Rheinberg Illumination and Polarized Light
  • Second Prize

    2nd Prize - Dr. Keith Yagaloff

    Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. - Nutley, New Jersey, USA
    Specimen: Mineral oil droplet (40x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Third Prize

    3rd Prize - James W. Evarts

    Aztec Tool Corporation - Edgewood, New York, USA
    Specimen: Crystal formation of hydroquinone sodium sulfite compound (120x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Fourth Prize

    4th Prize - Gerben Oppermans

    Buxton Micrarium - Buxton, Derbyshire, England
    Specimen: Young mussels (17x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Fifth Prize

    5th Prize - Sondra Barrett

    California Institute of Integral Studies - San Francisco, California, USA
    Specimen: Drops of white wine (31x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Sixth Prize

    6th Prize - Lars Bech

    Naarden, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Nicotinic acid amide melted with lidocaine (50x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Seventh Prize

    7th Prize - J. Terry Fisk

    Corning, Inc. - Corning, New York, USA
    Specimen: Cross-section of colored cord defect in glass product (100x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Eighth Prize

    8th Prize - Dr. Keith Yagaloff

    Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. - Nutley, New Jersey, USA
    Specimen: Sodium vanadate crystal (40x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Ninth Prize

    9th Prize - Jennifer Kramer & Sam Wells

    Molecular Probes, Inc. - Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Specimen: Mouse fibroblasts (150x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Tenth Prize

    10th Prize - Anna Irzykowska

    Franciszek Raszeja Hospital - Poznan, Poland
    Specimen: Areoles on stem of Echinocereus pectinatus (Cactaceae) (3.5x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Eleventh Prize

    11th Prize - Rudolf Rothermel

    Bensheim, Germany
    Specimen: Arachnoidiscus ehrenbergii diatom (50x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Twelfth Prize

    12th Prize - Ron Sturm

    Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. - Skokie, Illinois, USA
    Specimen: Sodium polytungstate crystals (10x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Thirteenth Prize

    13th Prize - Alex W. Rakosy

    Micro Image - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA
    Specimen: Thrips sp. (Thysanoptera) (50x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Fourteenth Prize

    14th Prize - Joe de Lellis

    Eastman Kodak, Inc. - San Diego Laboratories - San Diego, California, USA
    Specimen: Thin film magnetic recording head at wafer level (40x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Fifteenth Prize

    15th Prize - Jennifer Kramer

    Molecular Probes, Inc - Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Specimen: Mouse fibroblasts (180x)
    Technique: Fluorescence (multiple exposures)
  • Sixteenth Prize

    16th Prize - Lars Bech

    Naarden, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Emodin melted with allobarbital (50x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Seventeenth Prize

    17th Prize - Arthur Strange

    BIOARTS - Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
    Specimen: Bubbles from solution of household detergent (12x)
    Technique: Rheinberg Illumination
  • Eighteenth Prize

    18th Prize - John I. Koivula

    Gemological Institute of America - Santa Monica, California, USA
    Specimen: Growth steps on the face of a quartz crystal (40x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Nineteenth Prize

    19th Prize - David A. Smith

    Victoria Point, Queensland, Australia
    Specimen: Inclusion in blue topaz (18x)
    Technique: Phase Contrast
  • Twentieth Prize

    20th Prize - Dennis Kunkel

    Pacific Biomedical Research Center - University of Hawaii - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Specimen: Contractile vacuoles and proton pumps in Paramecium multimicronucleatum (80x)
    Technique: Fluorescence (Confocal)

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