GAME ON! MICROBE MADNESS 2020
Our 4th annual Microbe Madness is based on YOUR suggestions for future GIANTmicrobes! Vote now and help pick the next GIANTmicrobes!
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Weekly Instagram Contest
Join the microbial excitement and spread the love. Every week we give away a prize! Tune in Wednesday on Instagram to enter!
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Coronavirus Quiz Winner
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm for our coronavirus quiz. While thousands of you participated, only a handful got all the correct answers. Congratulations to Ellen J. for winning a GIANTmicrobes coronavirus product (available this spring).
With tens of thousands of infections, this dangerous viral outbreak continues to grow and to spread fear. So keep washing your hands and spreading microbial truths. If you enjoyed this viral news quiz, stay tuned for a similar challenge coming very soon.
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Name the Coronavirus Contest Winners
Thank you to all who participated in our Name the Coronavirus Trivia Contest! The winners are Maggie C. and Jami S. The actual name of this virus is 2019-nCoV and the best name that was not adopted is MyCorona!
- Maggie C. got the name of the virus correct - 2019-nCov
- Jami S. came up with the best name not adopted - MyCorona
Agar Art Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 7 finalists for making it to the voting round of our Agar Art contest! It was a tough choice and a very close contest! Based on the votes, the winners are:
- Grand Prize: Uterus (Credit: @mayrayday59.95)
- Runner Up: DNA (Credit: @lukaambrosius)
- Runner up: MRSA (Credit: @christina_le21)
Game of Microbes Caption Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted captions for our Game of Microbes caption contest! Congratulations to these creative and hilarious winners: Trina M., Yolanda G., Heidi W., Carole, Pedro K., Armin R. and Leah Y.
3rd Annual Microbe Madness Champion
Thank you to everyone who suggested so many wonderful new GIANTmicrobes concepts and participated in the 3nd annual March Microbe Madness Tournament! Based on the countless new product ideas we received and thousands of votes, Mitochondria is the 2019 champion! This powerhouse will now be developed and made into a GIANTmicrobes product later this year.
In each round, Mitochondria energized the tournament and proved that she really does run the living world!
- Round 1: Mitochondria beat out Bone Marrow (74 to 26%)
- Round 2: Mitochondria crushed Cat Scratch Fever (72 to 28%)
- Round 3: Mitochondria prevailed against Marburg Virus (66 to 34%)
- Round 4: Mitochondria took out Anxiety in a heated contest (59 to 41%)
- Round 5: Mitochondria defeated Chromosome for the Microbe Madness championship! (68 to 32%)
New Year's Caption Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted captions for our New Year's Resolution Caption Contest! Congratulations to the awesome winners: Rebecca H., Amy H. and Amanda W.
Holiday Caption Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted their wonderfully witty captions for our Holiday Caption Contest and voted on the finalists! We received so many creative and hilarious captions, but the final vote is in!! Congratulations to our 3 winners: Payton, Cassie K., and Traci W.
Back to School Caption Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted their captions for our Back to School Caption Contest and voted on the finalists! We received so many creative and hilarious captions, but the final vote is in!! Congratulations to our 4 winners: Tobias, Lindsey W., JJ and Josh C.!
Instagram Photo Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone that brought us along on their vacations this July! We have chosen the winners for our July Instagram Photo Contest! The grand prize winner is @adventureswiththemicrobes!
Grand prize = $100 shopping spree (Antibody)
Runner-ups = $50 shopping spree each
Mosquito Contest Winners
Thank you to all who participated in our Mosquito Week Challenge! Congratulations to Dallas R. and runner-up Ellen J.!
STD Trivia Contest #2 Winners
Thank you to all who participated in our second STD Trivia Contest! Congratulations to Lillian D.! While nobody got all the correct answers, Lillian did the best!
STD Trivia Contest #1 Winners
Thank you to all who participated in our first ever STD Trivia Contest! Congratulations to Katie B. and our 5 runner-ups! We will be contacting the winners shortly.
Waterbear is Your GIANTmicrobes Champion!
Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2nd annual March Microbe Madness Tournament!! Based on the thousands of votes we received, Waterbear takes home the 2018 Microbe Madness trophy!
In each round, Waterbear was the MVP and proved that he deserves this title!
- Round 1: Waterbear beat out Trilobite
- Round 2: Waterbear beat out Euglena
- Round 3: Waterbear beat out Amoeba
- Round 4: Waterbear beat out Diarrhea
- Round 5: It was a close championship game against Zombie Virus, but Waterbear took home the W!
Congratulations to Waterbear and the winner, Robby F.!
Thanksgiving Caption Contest Winners
Thank you to all who participated and voted in our Thanksgiving Caption Contest! We received many creative captions and we are happy to announce the winning caption. We will be contacting the winner shortly via email. Happy Thanksgiving!