About EnLightenment

Capture the small world using your smartphone and our EnLightenment kits, upload your images and win prizes for you and your school!

EnLightenment is an educational project that aims to encourage girls and boys to develop their interest in the physics of microscopy, through the beauty of biology. The competition was launched in 2015, the UN International Year of Light!

This activity offers pupils the chance to build a smartphone microscope from kits, creating a resource which will be used over multiple years across a range of disciplines. The resource packs, each containing 5 kits, were delivered to interested schools at the start of the 2015/2016 school year. We had over 500 images uploaded to the website to enter the competition to win prizes for their schools, which were awarded at the Scottish closing ceremony of the International Year of Light.

EnLighten Me!