SNSF Scientific Image Competition

Get your cameras! Giving Swiss research a face

The SNSF Scientific Image Competition encourages researchers working in Switzerland to present their works to the public and the media. Photographs, images and videos will be rated in terms of their aesthetic quality and their ability to inspire and amaze, to convey or illustrate knowledge, to tell a human story or to let us discover a new universe.

All the entries to the competition (more than 1500 to date) are available in an online gallery on Flickr.


This year, members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite images of all five competitions (2017-2021). Voting will be possible in March 2021.

Submission deadline for the 2021 edition

31 January 2021 ​​​​​


Communication division


SNSF Scientific Image Competition (jpeg, 148 KB)


SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2021

Images online


Online public voting

March 2021