The inaugural Wiki Science competition in Ireland has returned six of the country’s best sci-tech photographs for 2017.
Taking place across November this year, the Wiki Science photography competition has come to Ireland for the first time with help from Wikimedia Community Ireland, the national chapter of volunteers that supports and promotes Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.
In its inaugural year in Ireland, the aim of the Wiki Science competition was to raise awareness of science, scientists and their research by creating a store of quality images taken by members of the public, which are free to use in education and outreach.
Now, the results are in across the five main categories: people in science, microscopy images, non-photographic media, image sets and general. In addition, a final special category was created for photos to feature a woman working in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM).
Speaking of the winning entries, Wikimedia Community Ireland’s Rebecca O’Neill said: “This is Ireland’s first time taking part in Wiki Science, and we have been overwhelmed by the interest and excitement around science and scientists in Ireland.
“In particular, we wanted to improve the representation of women in STEM, as we in Wikimedia Community Ireland believe in the importance of representation in the sciences.”
The winners are listed below.
General: Raining Red Blood Cells – Karen Slattery
Image sets: Warhol’s Neuron – Enricobagnoli
Microscopy images: Germanium Telluride Nanowires – Fionán
Non-photographic media: Lightning 1 – Dwmalone
People in science: The fire within her – Scohen2017
Women in STEM: Every Day I’m Culturing – Zcsharp