Insta-Your-Cells 2022

The 2021-2022 ISCT Insta-Your-Cells Photo Challenge is here!

As many of us continue our cutting-edge research at labs and manufacturing facilities, ISCT is launching the third round of its Annual Insta-Your-Cells Photo Challenge.  Keep your eyes open to new and strange sights under your microscopes in the next few months.
Submit them for a chance to win one of three ISCT 2022 Annual Meeting Registrations and a chance to be featured on the front cover of Cytotherapy.

Key Dates:

Submission Period October 25 - January 20
Voting Period (by ISCT Members only) January 27 - February 10
Notification of Winners February 22


  • 1st Place: Image showcased on cover of May 2022 Issue of Cytotherapy + a framed keepsake of the May Cytotherapy cover
  • 2nd Place: Image showcased on cover of June 2022 Issue of Cytotherapy
  • 3rd Place: Image showcased on cover of July 2022 Issue of Cytotherapy

    Additionally, the first three prizes receive a complimentary registration to ISCT 2022 San Francisco.
    Note that all outstanding image submissions are eligible to be featured on the front cover of Cytotherapy (starting with the August 2022 issue)


Submit Your Entry

Submission Rules

  • Submission portal is open from October 25 2021 - January 20 2022
  • No duplicate submissions; contestants may submit as many images as desired (re-use the form). 
  • Photo specifications: 300+ DPI, at least 800 x 1080px in dimensions. Images will be automatically disqualified if they do not have the requisite specifications.
  • Submissions to be in JPEG, PNG, GIF, or TIFF format
  • Do not include scale bars, or labelling on image itself
  • A description of your image is required
  • Submissions to previous rounds of Insta-Your-Cells Challenge are not eligible for re-entry

Submit your Entry 

Voting Rules 

  • Voting Period: January 27 - February 10
  • The winner will be determined as the Image with the most votes received at midnight PT on February 10, 2022.
  • Voting is open to current ISCT members only. Valid log in credentials to are required to access voting portal. Each member can only vote once.
  • Any breach of the submission or voting conditions disqualifies the submission from the contest.

Vote Opens January 27 for ISCT Members Only

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