Thank you for all your competition entries.   And congratulations to the winners!

The winners of the  Children’s Art competitions are:

Winner 1: Heather Power,  Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Winner 2: Eilise Cotter, Conna, Co. Cork

The winner of the Limerick Competition is Ms Nicky Kyle.

The winner of the Photography/Art Competition is Ms Anne Bickle.





We have organised competitions suitable for all ages. Entry is free and is open to all nationalities. Prizewinners will be announced on June 27th 2018, at the first World Microbiome Day.

Rules and Regulations

  • The World Microbiome Day competitions are international, and we welcome entries from all nationalities
  • Entries from people younger than 18 years old must have parental consent – please provide a parent’s e-mail address in the e-mail box
  • Files must be in JPG format.
  • Files may not exceed 1MB.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries that a person can submit.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • By entering the competition you are giving consent for your artwork (art, limerick, photograph) to be used and published by the competition organisers on websites, media, social media etc.

Data Protection: By entering the competition you are giving consent to your personal information (name, e-mail address, country, and age for the children’s art competition) to be kept on file for the purpose of contacting winners and for acknowledging the competition winners where the artwork is displayed (e.g. website, social media etc).


GI Jake the Bifidobacterium

Children’s Art Competition

Please download the template below and colour it in. Then upload a scanned version directly to our website, or post your entry to Eimear Ferguson, APC Microbiome Ireland, Biosciences Building, University College Cork, T12 K8AF Ireland.

Art Competition Template



Age categories: 6-9; 10-13

Competition closing date: June 22nd 2018


The Prizes for each age-group are:


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Pat O’Gen the pathogen

Limerick Competition

Can you compose a Limerick on the topic of the microbiome (5 line poem with rhyming AABBA)? If so, please upload your entries (in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portugese, German, Dutch or Polish)


“There once was a green GI Jake

Who found himself in a bad stomach ache

He called his friend Luke O’Cyte

Then ensued a big fight

And they burned Pat O’Gen at the stake!”


Competition closing date: June 22nd 2018



A signed copy of “The Psychobiotic Revolution”

and a €100 Amazon Voucher







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Photography/Art Competition

The microbiome is all around us!  Use your phone or camera to capture a photo that you think best represents different microbiome habitats. Or submit your own artwork on a microbiome theme!


Competition closing date: June 22nd 2018



A signed copy of “The Psychobiotic Revolution

and a €100 Amazon Voucher



Upload Photography Entry