FEI Image Contest

Every year, FEI instrument owners are invited to submit their best images for a chance to showcase their skill, research and creativity. Image from the contest have been featured on numerous news outlets including NBC News, Huffington Post and many more. In 2012, FEI launched the 'Explore the Unseen' image contest in partnership with National Geographic. The partnership was born out FEI and National Geographic's joint effort on an exciting new film that will show audiences aspects of the world that are not visible to the naked eye. A portion of the film utilizes electron microscopy to allow people to see the smallest of the small, from the tiniest living organisms to the atoms and molecules that ultimately compose everything we know. 

 "At FEI we celebrate the achievements of our customers. They strive to resolve the world's problems through exploration and discovery. They seek to understand the mechanisms of life, make electronics that are more powerful and efficient, increase the availability of scarce natural resources, and sustain our environment through the development of novel materials and processes. During our annual image contest, we give our customers the opportunity to show that their work is not only scientifically relevant but also creative, artistic, and beautiful. The images that follow are just a sampling of our customers' efforts. We are proud to say that these images were captured using FEI instruments."

Don R. Kania President and Chief Executive Officer

2015 Image Contest

FEI is excited to continue our annual customer image contest, giving us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our customers.


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  All 2015 FEI Image Contest Images

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  All 2013 FEI Image Contest Images

  All 2012 FEI Image Contest Images

  All 2011 FEI Image Contest Images

  All 2010 FEI Image Contest Images

  All 2008 FEI Image Contest Images

During the month of October, FEI donated $10 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)* for every submission. SCI works with governments in sub-Saharan Africa to create or scale up deworming programs. Help make real change in the world-submit your image today.

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