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Image of the Week — Frequently Asked Questions


Information on how to submit your images to Image of the Week.

Why submit your image to Image of the Week?

With an average of 175,000 unique page views per week on the BioInteractive website, your image will receive wide international exposure. Your contribution will become a part of a valuable educational resource of scientific images that are expected to be used by educators, journalists, and students around the world.

How does it work?

We invite you to submit images that you have created pertaining to the Life and Earth Sciences. These may reflect any dimension or scale of life on Earth, from the molecular to the macroscopic. Images will be selected for both their aesthetic and scientific merits. 

You will retain your ownership rights in images you submit, including your rights to the copyright, but we ask that you read the Submission Guidelines and Terms and agree to allow use of the images as described in these terms. To submit your image, read the Submission Guidelines and Submission Terms and email your image to image-of-the-week@hhmi.org.

Should your image be selected as an Image of the Week, you will be contacted by the editor, Dr. Steve Paddock, who will work with you on a short 100 word caption, resolution specs, and other details before the image is posted on the HHMI BioInteractive website.

About the Editor

Dr. Steve Paddock is a Science Education Fellow at HHMI with over thirty years experience in biomedical imaging. He has authored numerous publications on advanced applications in microscopy, digital video production, cell and developmental biology and specialized techniques in laser scanning confocal microscopy.  His work has appeared in many books and scientific journals, and many of his images have been featured on the covers.

Steve earned his PhD in Cell Biology and Physiology from the University of Bristol Medical School in the UK. After postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, Kings College in London and Northwestern University Medical School, he moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has worked in Sean Carroll’s group for more than twenty years.