Photo Competition

We’re looking for a photo to illustrate the community homepage. Do you have a beautiful biofilm or microbiome photo you could share?

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You’ll see that at the top of our community homepage there is a biofilms image, kindly provided by journal partner SCELSE and created by SCELSE PhD student, Shi Ming Tan.

We're now invite community members to provide a NEW image for our homepage, via our photo competition!

It will take pride of place on our site, highlighting your research to community members.

If you have a photo that you think could be used to brighten up the npj Biofilms and Microbiomes Community homepage, please follow the instructions below to enter our Photo Competition.

CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2015

  • Check the photo is high enough resolution to display clearly on screen
  • Check the photo is at least 1600 pixels wide, ideally with a central focal point. (We can crop it to the right size.)
  • Check you own the copyright to the photo or have approval from the copyright owner for it to be used in this way
  • Email your image to, with the subject line ‘Photo Competition’

If you have any queries, please comment below, message me or email

Good luck! We’re looking forward to seeing your photos.

Jen Thoroughgood

Former Head of Communities, Springer Nature

I'm no longer with Springer Nature so please send your community-related queries to Thanks!