Insta-Your-Cells 2023/2024

2023-2024 ISCT Insta-Your-Cells Photo Challenge!

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Key Dates:

Submission Period October 23 - January 19
Voting Period (by ISCT Members only) January 25 - February 8 
Notification of Winners February 22

What is the Insta-Your-Cells Photo Challenge?

The Insta-Your-Cells Photo Challenge is an annual contest that provides an opportunity for members of the cell and gene therapy community to submit images of cells and cell-related products from their labs. ISCT members will be invited to review all submitted images and vote for their favorite ones.


There are prizes for winning images and all submissions will be showcased by ISCT and Cytotherapy to the global cell and gene therapy community.


The first three prizes include a complimentary registration to ISCT 2024 Vancouver in addition to:

  • 1st Place: Image showcased on cover of May 2024 Issue of Cytotherapy + a framed keepsake of the May Cytotherapy cover
  • 2nd Place: Image showcased on cover of June 2024 Issue of Cytotherapy
  • 3rd Place: Image showcased on cover of July 2024 Issue of Cytotherapy

Note that all outstanding image submissions are eligible to be featured on the front cover of Cytotherapy (starting with the August 2024 issue)


Submit Your Entry

Submission Rules

  • Submission portal will open from October 23 2023 - January 18 2024
  • No duplicate submissions; contestants may submit as many images as desired (re-use the form)
  • Submissions to previous rounds of Insta-Your-Cells Challenge are not eligible for re-entry


  • Photo specifications: 300+ DPI, at least 800 x 1080px in dimensions. Images will be automatically disqualified if they do not have the requisite specifications.
  • Submissions to be in JPEG or PNG format
  • Do not include scale bars, or labelling on image itself
  • A description of your image is required