Competitions

Our 2021 competitions are now open. Check them out and get involved!
Winners will announced on World Microbiome Day – Sunday 27st June 2021

Competition 1: Drawing Competition for Children

Deadline: 21st June.
Are you interested in science and drawing? We are looking for young people to create great drawings for our World Microbiome Day drawing competition. This year we want you to submit drawings about sustainability and the microbiome.
We have two categories:
  • Ages 5-9 year olds
  • Ages 10-14 year olds
To take part in the competition, submit your drawing as a ZIP file with your first name, age and country below.
We will also create a video of the drawings with voiceovers from you, the artists. This video will premiere on World Microbiome Day. To take part in this, simply send in a 10-15 second voice recording of you telling us about your drawing and we will include you in the video. Add your audio file to the ZIP file.
This is a global competition and we welcome drawings and voice recordings from all over the world and in every language. If you are submitting in a language other than English we would appreciate a transcript in English so that we can add subtitles.
The prizes for this competition are:
  • Junior Category: Three winners will be awarded a book. The Gut Garden by Katie Brosnan.
  • Senior Category: Three winners will be awarded a book. The Gut Stuff by Lisa and Alana MacFarlane.

    Competition 2: Showcasing your Food Microbe Hobby

    Deadline: 24th June.
    Calling all microbe enthusiasts!
    Whatever your age or level of knowledge we would love for you to share with us how you are using microbes to contribute to a sustainable planet. We are talking to the gardeners, sourdough bakers, brewers, home composters, mushroom collectors and growers and anybody else who has a hobby where microbes are an essential part of it!
    The competition will choose a winner based on the quality of both the video or photography and the food microbe hobby.
    To enter take a photo or video of your food microbe hobby and upload it to Instagram and/or Twitter using the hashtag #MicrobiomeChallenge.
    We are going to create a gallery of all your entries on our website by tracking #MicrobiomeChallenge and choose a winner from all social media posts between now and 24th June, midnight (Irish time, GMT+1).
    The prize for this competition is:
    • 1st ASUS 14” Windows 10 Laptop
    • Runners up will be awarded World Microbiome Day T-shirts