Barnard Photomicrographic Awards (Stills)

The Annual Exhibition of Microscopy will be taking place on Sunday 3rd October 2021 at Elm Court Youth and Community Centre, 363 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 3BP. The event will form part of a wider schedule of digital content.

Entry conditions for the Barnard Awards 2021


Awards of Merit will be given to examples of excellent quality at the Annual Exhibition of the Quekett Microscopical Club, where they will be displayed for other members and guests to inspect and admire. By entering you agree that images may be shown at the online Quekex 2021, on the Club website, they may also be reproduced for use at Club and outreach events. Copyright remains with the author.

This award is a celebration of photomicrographic art. It is intended as a showcase of microscopical and photographic technique, designed to encourage and inspire others in the field of microscopy.


To recognise standards of excellence.
To encourage Members to offer their best work for assessment and possible awards of a Certificate of Merit.


Entry is open to all members of the Quekett Microscopical Club, the Postal Microscopical Society and the Iceni. In addition to this, entry is also available to family members living in the same household as a Quekett Microscopical Club member.

A maximum of 3 entries per person is allowed.

EACH ENTRY MUST be accompanied by:

a.  A title
b.  A description of the subject
c.  Some notes on the microscopy techniques used
d.  Information on the photographic equipment/techniques used

Entries should be made in BMP, JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIF or TIFF format and submitted to Mike Gibson using the form below, before Sunday 5th September 2021. Maximum file size is 25 MB. Please note that entries cannot be sent by DropBox, iCloud, OneDrive, WeTransfer etc.

Do include any details about entries in the e-mail text, but note that each actual image file submitted should be sent as a separate attachment – NOT embedded in a Word or text document.

Each photographic entry will be assessed prior to the exhibition, by an independent judge whose decision is final.

Entry form

Please use this form to send files and messages to Mike Gibson.

If you have difficulty using the form, please contact the Webmaster.

Your name (required)

Your e-mail (required)

Subject (required)

Your message (e.g. details about the attached image)

Choose files to attach (maximum 3 files):

The Exhibition Committee wishes to thank, in advance, those who continue to uphold one of the many traditions of our Club.

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