Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Materials Today cover competition.

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Gennady Strukov from the Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Science.
An SEM-image of alloy Pd-Ni structures  
J. Carlos Diez from ICMA (CSIC - Universidad de Zaragoza).
90 degree boundaries between Bi2Sr2Co1.8Ox ceramic grains
Naisen Yu from the Institute of Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian Nationalities University.
ZnO nanoflower arrays on patterned sapphire  
Kristen Wiley from The McCrone Group, McCrone Associates, Inc.
A pharmaceutical drug product
Parasharam Shirage from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
ZnO nano-materials, in one of many possible morphologies  
Christine Warwar from Technion.
An SEM image if a polyHIPEs: a porous emulsion-templated polymers synthesized within high internal phase emulsions  
Costantino Del Gaudio from University of Rome Tor Vergata.
A bioresorbable polymer scaffold  
Namdev Harale from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Tin oxide with an exotic fern-like morphology  
Aleksey Zolotukhin from University of Eastern Finland.
An SEM image of nano-graphite and nano-diamond peculiarities grown by CVD 

N.L. Tarwal from the Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies (RISE), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea.
Sn-ZnO with a cabbage-like morphology  

And also to our two runners up, who will feature in our 2013 calendar, and on our blog.  
Dong-An Wang from Nanyang Technological University.
A microscopic immune-histological photograph of a living cartilage scaffold.

Jaime Ortiz-Lopez from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional-ESFM.
Thin film of RuBpy luminiscent organometallic.