Cover Competition 2016

The ISME Journal - cover competition

Submit your microbial artwork and win the ISMEJ cover competition! 
A new cover image for next years' issues of The ISME Journal is needed, will it be your artwork? Send in your best artwork before May 31st and perhaps your submission will be on next years' cover!

It is easy to join the game: During the months of April and May you can submit/send your images to our office (please find the guidelines below). Once the submission deadline is passed our jury (chief editors & editorial office) will select a top 3. These 3 finalists will be displayed at the ISME Booth this summer during the ISME16 conference in Montreal. All delegates are invited to cast their votes at the booth and the winner will be announced at the closing ceremony. And of course the winner receives a free ISME membership (2017) which includes 12 hardcopy issues of The ISME Journal (with their own artwork on the cover for a whole year)!

Artwork Criteria:
-It must be your own artwork.
-It must be unpublished (unless in ismej 2016).
-The image must reflect microbial ecology.
-No less than 450 dpi set at their required size in: eps or tiff format, CMYK colour setup.
-The preferred size is 210mm width and 90mm height.
-You are allowed to submit multiple images.

Where to send it to: Please mail your artwork directly to: with subject line: ISMEJ Cover Competition 2016. Feel free to use a file transferring tool like wetransfer.

How: The artwork file name(s) must be saved as: ISMEJ2016_your name_(and file number if you send multiple images). 
Example: ISMEJ2016_deWilde_1.tif . Do not forget to include a text file that contains your name, mail address, affiliation and a description of your image(s)!

Copyright: There is no copyright transfer for the winning image. The author will remain 100% owner. We do ask of the authors to name The ISME Journal as the source should the owner want to use the image elsewhere. 

Good luck!


Previous Covers:

Volume 1 (2007)
Volume 2 (2008)
Volume 3 (2009)
Volume 4 (2010)
Volume 5 (2011)
Vulume 6 (2012)
Volume 7 (2013)
Volume 8 (2014)