Winners of our #LearningBiology2015 contest – 2


1st place

Submitted by: inemox

Submitted on: Instagram



2nd place

Submitted by: inemox

Submitted on: Instagram



3rd place

Submitted by: inemox

Submitted on: Instagram


The second edition of our #LearningBiology2015 photo contest ended on Dec. 15th. The three awarded pictures have been submitted by the same user on Instagram. Congratulations (x3) to INEMOX @ Instagram who wins a Visa giftcard of a value of 900NOK.

We would like to congratulate the winner and the authors of the nominated pictures and we invite everyone to send pictures to #LearningBiology2016 as the contest goes on. The next nomination round will occur in March 2016, so… back to your cameras and smartphones!!!

… and remember the theme of the contest: “Learning Biology”.


About the contest:

38 pictures were submitted by a total of 10 participants via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 37 pictures eventually met the selection criteria published on the page of the contest and were examined by the jury.

Our jury was composed of 4 members:
– Jonathan Soulé, coordinator (University of Bergen)
– Anne-Laure Simonelli, co-coordinator (University of Bergen),
– Janne E. Søreide (University Centre in Svalbard),
– Espen Bierud (Institute of Marine Research).

The three factors that the jury members considered when reviewing the pictures were:
– relevance to the topic “Learning Biology”,
– esthetics,
– picture quality.

All jury members were given the possibility to vote for 3 pictures to be ranked from first to third. The pictures that collected at least 1 vote were nominated. 4 out of the 37 selected pictures were eventually nominated. The winners are the 3 pictures with the highest number of votes; the individual rankings of the pictures were additionally considered in case of ex-æquo.

The authors of the 3 awarded pictures win a VISA giftcard (300NOK) and will be soon contacted directly via their Instagram account. In the present case, the only winner receives a single card with 900NOK.

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