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MSLAB Microscopy Image Competition

Join us for a celebration of the fascinating world of Lactic Acid Bacteria and its health potential! This competition aims to showcase the beauty and diversity of these important microorganisms through stunning microscopy images.



  1. Open to all with a submission fee of RM 20. However, no submission fee will be charged to all MSLAB members. Join us as a member to participate for free.

  2. Submissions will be judged based on the quality and clarity of the image, artistic and aesthetic appeal, scientific significance, and relevance to Lactic Acid Bacteria research and its health potential in various study models.

  3. Submissions must be original microscopy images related to Lactic Acid Bacteria research and their entry must not contain any material that infringes anyone else’s copyright.

  4. Images can be captured using any microscopy technique (e.g. brightfield, fluorescence, confocal, electron microscope etc.).

  5. Images should not be part of published work unless the publication in question is deemed “open access” by the journal.

  6. There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted per participant

  7. A softcopy of the photography must be uploaded upon registration, in JPEG, PNG or TIFF format, and also with the meaning and messages about the photographs (within 100 words). Kindly ensure you have named your file for submission with your full name as per IC.

  8. Images should be submitted in high-resolution JPEG format and a brief description of the sample and microscopy technique used.

  9. The size of the image should be in A4 paper size measures 210 × 297 mm or 8.3 × 11.7 inches with a size of not more than 4 MB.

  10. Photos can be sent in either “Black & White” or “Full Color”.

  11. All entries must be original work, and not been published in any mass media or other competitions.

  12. Each entrant will be restricted to one prize only.

  13. The entrant must accept that their image may be used for marketing purposes on MSLAB email, social media and website.

  14. All entries become and remain the property of the Malaysian Society of Lactic Acid Bacteria (MSLAB) and may be used without permission or credit.

  15. Participation not fulfilling these conditions and criteria will not be considered.

  16. The judge’s decision is final.

  17. The winners will be announced by Nov 2023, and the prize will be presented during the Society’s AGM.

  18. All photos should be submitted via online registration form no later than 5:00 pm, 31st October 2023

  19. For enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat via email at

  20. Cash prize with certificates will be presented. The details are as follows:

a.       First prize: RM 500

b.      Second prize: RM 300

c.       Third prize: RM 200

d.      Consolation prize: RM 100 x 5


Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your Lactic Acid Bacteria microscopy images and win exciting prizes!

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