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To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we held an agar art competition, which is now closed. We’ll plant a tree with the National Trust on behalf of every person that entered.
A massive thank you to everyone who took part in our first ever agar art competition, the standard of the entries was fantastic. There were a couple of themes amongst the entrants – animals and the NHS! We particularly enjoyed Sophie D’s elephant, who looked a little mischievous, and Jenny P’s rabbit. The microscope from Jayasingh J was also very impressive and intricate. It was also great to see several entries celebrating the fantastic work of the NHS, now in its 73rd year and at a time when it has faced perhaps it’s biggest challenge.
As always with these things, a winner has to be picked and because of the intricate use of several organisms which provided a colourful display of flowers, we would like to congratulate Megan W for her wonderful creation. Many congratulations to Megan and many thanks to all who entered.
Find out other ways we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary by visiting our 50th Anniversary page.
Flowers - created using TSA with Staphylococcus, Micrococcus + Yeast
Bumble Bee - created using Baird parker EYT and Staphylococcus aureus
Rabbit - created using Tryptone soya agar and Staphylococcus aureus
Pineapple - created using Tryptone soya agar and Staphylococcus aureus
Elephant - created using Tryptone soya agar and Staphylococcus aureus
Hedgehog - created using Tryptone soya agar and Staphylococcus aureus
Rabbit - created using TSA media and Staphylococcus warneri
Microscope - created using TSA media and Staphylococcus warneri
Save the NHS - created using TSA and Staphylococcus warneri
Happy 73rd Birthday NHS - created using TSA and Staphylococcus warneri
Taking care of Patient, Supplier, customer and staff (smile on face) and of environment (tree & water) - created using TSA with Staphylococcus sp.