Annual Exhibition of Microscopy 2021

Quekex, the Club’s annual exhibition, will take place between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday 3rd October 2021 at Elm Court Youth and Community Centre, 363 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 3BP. This year we hope to offer a physical event alongside an online programme, including exhibits, awards, lectures and gossip. Full details of the programme will be added in due course.

Main exhibition

This year entries are welcome on any subject, entomology, diatoms, plant sections or equipment; whatever interests you, this is your chance to tell others about it.

Eric Marson Award – Slide making

Plant sections, insects, forams or rocks; whatever your area of interest, if you are able to mount your own slides this is your opportunity to show others your best work.

Barnard Award for Photomicrography – Stills

For many members, taking photographs through the microscope is a passion. Many of the images that are submitted for the Barnard Award go on to be used in our outreach events to inspire others.

Barnard Award for Photomicrography – Videos

Perhaps you prefer the challenge of a moving specimen? If so, our video category could be the perfect opportunity to show us how to capture those images.

Quekett Award for Micrographic Art

Anyone who has tried it knows that drawing what you see through the microscope is not as easy as people might think. It takes skill and patience to replicate what is seen, and the art exhibit gives the opportunity to recognise those amongst us with these talents. This award also recognises those members whose microscopy inspires them away from the microscope. No matter what the medium or how abstract the work, this is your chance to show your creativity.

These four award exhibits are NOT competitions and we would encourage and welcome entries from all eligible entrants regardless of skill level, however awards will be given for excellence.

The deadline for entries for still photomicrographs is Sunday 5th September 2021, and for all other categories is Monday 20th September 2021.

Any questions, please use the contact form to send a message to Lisa Ashby, the Quekex coordinator.

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