Showcase your presentation skills at 2019 RMS Beginners Competition!

Entry for popular annual contest closes 29 November 2019

There’s still time to enter the fantastic RMS Beginners Competition for microscopists seeking to hone their presentation skills.

Our keenly awaited 2019 contest will be taking place as part of the next SEMT meeting on 11 December in the grand setting of London’s Natural History Museum.

The RMS Beginners Competition is specifically aimed at students, interns, apprentices and faculty staff who may have given no more than two talks outside their home institution. The presentation slot is always a highlight of the meeting, giving entrants the chance to deliver a relatively short and well-thought-out talk in an economical style.

Enter 2019 Competition

Entries, which will be accepted until 29 November, should take the form of a single page abstract sent as an MS Word document. Authors can mix text and images but must not go over the page limit. Formatting should be as follows:

Abstract title - 18pt Times New Roman, Centred
Author details (to include name, host institution, and contact email address) - 10pt Time New Roman, Centred
Body text - 12pt Times New Roman, full justification

Please send all entries to


Image: 2018 Beginners Competition-winner Eduardo Frias-Anayas is presented with the award by SEMT Chair Chris Jones and RMS Chief Executive Allison Winton.


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