Right Turn: 7 reasons to enter Cells I See

Author: Lisa Willemse, 08/30/13

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This is the 5th (and perhaps final) edition of Cells I See, an art contest celebrating the beauty and wonder of stem cells. We thought we’d give you some incentive by showcasing last year’s winning entry and by giving you 7 reasons to enter the 2013 contest. The deadline is September 13 — full details on how to enter are available on the Cells I See website.

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Neuronal Wave by Renee Head, winner of the 2012 Cells I See art contest

1. Fame: Past entries have been on postcards, calendars, international magazines, web sites and science exhibits.
2. Fortune: The Grand Prize winner receives $500 and the People’s Choice nabs $250. That buys a lot of coffee (for you lab peeps)!
3. The cool factor. Who doesn’t want to include prize-winning artist on their résumé?
4. Get more people interested in stem cells. It’s a visual world, and for many, seeing is believing.
5. Build brain cells. Stretch your creative mind to see just what you can do with stem cells, stain and a microscope.
6. FOMO. Being a part of the Cells I See gallery is a whole lot of awesome.
7. It’s easy to enter. What have you got to lose? www.cellsisee.ca #cellsisee

Our regular feature, Right Turn, showcases the “lighter” side of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Every Friday, we will bring you cartoons, photos, videos and other content that may be just as thought provoking as the written submissions that you are used to finding here, but they definitely won’t be blogs.

As always, we welcome your feedback and we also welcome suitable submissions. Be creative! Use the right (!) side of your brain. Make us laugh! Let’s see if we can make this new direction a positive one for all of us. Send your submission to info(at)ccrm.ca.

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Lisa Willemse

Lisa Willemse

Lisa is a science communicator with 15+ years' experience in the fields of regenerative medicine, child development and technology. She launched this blog (first as the Stem Cell Network Blog) in 2009, and served as co-editor until April 2015. She is currently the Senior Communications Advisor for the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine and has recently contributed to Motherboard, Science Borealis and the Genome Alberta and Canadian Blood Services blogs. Follow her on Twitter and Medium @WillemseLA.
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