Winners of our #LearningBiology2015 contest


1st place

Submitted by: valeriyaandreivna

Submitted on: Instagram



2nd place

Submitted by: hildesofief

Submitted on: Instagram



3rd place

Submitted by: agajulie

Submitted on: Instagram


The first edition of our #LearningBiology2015 photo contest ended on Sept. 15th. We congratulate the 3 winners of the Visa giftcards (value: 300NOK).

We would like to congratulate the winners and the authors of the nominated pictures and we invite everyone to keep sending pictures to #LearningBiology2015 as the contest goes on. The next nomination round will occur in December 2015, so… back to your cameras and smartphones!!!

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


About the contest:

58 pictures were submitted by a total of 20 participants via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 38 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. 7 out of the 38 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.

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