The Wellcome Image Awards celebrate the aesthetic beauty of scientific images, the research behind them and the incredible techniques used to create them.
The awards, which were first held in 1997, celebrate the best in science image making.
Winners receive prizes up to £5,000, and the winning images are displayed in galleries and science centres across the UK and around the world.
All images accepted into Wellcome Images’ collections will be considered for the awards.
Images are judged on their:
- visual impact
- ability to communicate and engage.
The deadline for the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards is 11 September 2016. The winners will be announced in March 2017.