Mystery Image Competition: 

What is this mystery microscopic image?

Send us your best guess for your chance to WIN a cool prize pack from Mad About Science, including a Biology Madness science kit, a Phonoscope that turns a phone or tablet into a microscope, and a very cuddly Helicobacter Pylori plush toy

Mystery Image

Price Pack - Mystery Image Competition

How To Win

Look carefully at the above picture (it is a magnified image of something being viewed under a microscope). Write down what you think is being viewed under the microscope, and draw or paint your best unmagnified version of it.

What we judge to be the best entries will win the competition prize. 

The Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our Mystery Image competition, 9 year old Billie Philp, from Apollo Bay, Victoria. Billie not only correctly guessed that the mystery image was a butterfly wing, but she also sent us a beautiful watercolour butterfly painting.


For your chance to win, simply send us your entry with your name, age, email and postal address. Don't forget to ask your parent's permission. Enter our Science Competitions Now
Or send entries via snail mail to:
Mad About Science Competitions,
1A/981 Mountain Highway
Boronia, VIC, 3155

Competition Dates

Entries must be received by 8pm, Friday March 9. 2018.

The winner will be notified by email by Friday March 16, 2018, and published on this competition page.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

1. By entering this competition you agree to the terms and conditions listed here. 2. All entries must include name, email, postal address and age of entrant. 3. Entries are judged on merit alone and not by chance. 4. All entries will become the property of Mad About Science and will not be returned. 5. Entering the competition assigns copyright to Mad About Science. 6. Age will be taken into consideration when judging. 7. All decisions on winners are final. 8. Winners will be notified by post or email, and will be published on this Mad About Science competition page. 9. Mad About Science will not be liable for any damage or loss suffered in connection with any of the prizes. 10. Any change in the value of the prize between the publishing date and the delivery date is not the responsibility of Mad About Science. 11. In the case the prizes become unavailable after the publishing date, Mad About Science will send an alternative prize. 12. The closing date for compeitions are listed in the competition description. 13. Competition entries must be the entrant's own work. 14. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elswhere. 15. Winners should allow four weeks for prize delivery. 16. Your personal details will not be shared with anyone. 17. Entry is restricted to Australian residents only.