Wiki Science Contest is one of the three photo contests to be organised by Wikimedia chapter in Ukraine. Its goal is to nourish Wikimedia Commons — and eventually Wikipedia articles — with scientific photos and non-photografic media. Wiki Science Contest was held in Ukraine for the third time and is happy to have some great winners.
120 participants took part in local WSC, they uploaded 1035 images. Most of the images were uploaded to Living Organisms category. Ukraine thus took the third place among 66 countries, more pictures were uploaded from only USA and RF.
Wikimedia Ukraine organised this photo contest in partnership with Days of Science and My Science projects, and Unia Scientifica non-profit, which helped to reach academic audience and researchers. Jury consisted of 5 persons, each of them being pro in their research field: physicist Anton Senenko, archeologist Evelina Kravchenko, geologist Serhii Vovniuk, ecologist and zoologist Nataliia Atamas, biochemist and microscopist Kyrylo Pyrshev, astrophysicist Maksym Tsizh.
Winners were chosen in seven nominations which are Non-photographic media, Astronomy, Image sets, Microscopy, People in science, Living organisms and General category. Awards ceremony was held in Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of NAS of Ukraine in Kyiv in December 2017.
1st place. Merging of Milky Way-like galaxy with satellite. Example of dynamical friction in astrophysics. Image by Ігор Зінченко, cc by 4.0.
2nd place. A non-chaotic strange attractor: attractor of a dynamical system that arises when system parameters are changed causing a transition from non-chaotic to chaotic regimes. Image by Belch84, cc by 4.0.
3rd place. Habitat of the thick-tailed three-toed jerboa Falz-Feini, endemic subspecies which is limited only to the territory of Lower Dnieper Sands. Image by Yu Moskalenko, cc by 4.0.
Category: People in science
1st place. Making photo of the ancient object to "capture" it before filling the site with a ground. Bilozerske settlement, IV-III century B.C. (Kherson Oblast). Image by Sasha Bu, cc by 4.0.
2nd place. Ornithologists count colonial great white pelican chicks on the island Orlov. Black Sea Biosphere Reserve of the NAS of Ukraine. Image by Tomchenko Olha, cc by 4.0.
3rd place. Working with the skeletons from the graves. Late Scythian necropolis (Kherson Oblast). Image by Nataliya Shestakova, cc by 4.0.
Category: Living organisms
1st place. Tiger beetle, male and female. Iran, Balochistan. Image by Gubin Olexander, cc by 4.0.
2nd place. Red algae, widely distributed in the Black Sea. Image by Oleksandr Zakletskiy, cc by 4.0.
3rd place. The seed of parasitic plant white dodder. Image by Yuliya Krasylenko, cc by 4.0.
Category: General category
1st place. Iron oxide in a microtube. Image by Ihor Panas, cc by 4.0.
2nd place was not awarded.
3rd place. Cube of non explosive expansion mixture in the triaxial press test chamber. Image by IvanSakhno, cc by 4.0.
1st place. Satellite image of "algae bloom" phenomenon at the Kakhovka reservoir. Image by Tomchenko Olha, cc by 4.0.
2nd place. A supernova in a galaxy NGC 6946 "Fireworks" (marked by dashes). Image by Mpyat2, cc by 4.0.
3rd place. Stars over the old Polish observatory White Elephant in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains. Image by Misha Reme, cc by 4.0.
Category: Image sets
1st place. Fragment of the life cycle of slime mold: a transition from plasmodium to fruiting bodies. Image by Kateryna Kot, cc by-sa 4.0.
2nd place. Color variations of aquatic leaf beetles imago. Ukraine, Ternopil oblast. Image by Gubin Olexander, cc by-sa 4.0.
3rd place. Cerebrospinal fluid under microscope. This case is of Cryptococci meningitis in HIV-infected patient with low immunity. Image by Aniskov, cc by-sa 4.0.