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Photo competition in Nature (ScientistAtWork)

We’ve opened our third yearly #ScientistAtWork photo competition.

We’ve already had over 100 responses from researchers keen to exhibit their science. Here are the results from last year: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-04881-z

Winners will be featured in Nature and receive a £500 prize. The competition closes at midnight on the 17th of March.

Here’s a link to the competition page: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00589-w

Posted on behalf of Jack Leeming, Careers & Spotlights Editor, Nature, Nature Research

The Naturejobs #ScientistAtWork photo competition

Send us a moment from your scientific day.

Naturejobs is running their second annual photo competition this year. You can check out the result of last year’s competition here.

The competition aims to highlight the variety of work in the scientific endeavour in a way that’s fun and community-orientated. The competition will run through March. Winners will be profiled in an April issue of Nature, and will receive a year’s print and online subscription to Nature.

You can find out more about the competition  here: http://www.go.nature.com/scientistatwork

Posted on behalf of Jack Leeming, Editor, Naturejobs

EPSRC Science Photo Competition 2016

Get your cameras ready as EPSRC will be launching its fourth Science Photo Competition. This is your chance to share your photos, to support excellence and promote the benefits of outstanding UK engineering and physical sciences.

Prizes are TBC. Previous years’ prizes have included equipment to the value of £500. All winning images will also be featured in EPSRC’s Pioneer Magazine and other EPSRC publications.

What are we looking for?
The EPSRC Photo Competition is an event for all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students to share their research using images. We are looking for images that will demonstrate research in action.


  • Equipment and Facilities: Images of the equipment, facilities and tools used in your research.
  • Eureka and Discovery: Images that reflect that Eureka moment or new discoveries and understanding that arise from your research.
  • Innovation: Images of research that has inspired innovation or is related to commercial breakthroughs.
  • People and Skills: Images of people working as part of your research team, taking part in or affected by your research.
  • Weird and Wonderful: Unusual, eye-catching and bizarre images arising from your research.

Image examples could include but are not restricted to:

  • Research equipment
  • Research subject
  • Research environment (eg lab or field work)
  • Combination of all or any of the above

The submission deadline is 00.01 (GMT) on Friday 16 December 2016.

Full terms and conditions and submissions at: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/photocomp2016/

Wellcome Image Awards 2017: open for entries

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:

  • quality
  • technique
  • 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.

For more information about how to submit images to the collection: visit the Wellcome Image Awards website or contact images@wellcome.ac.uk.

Conflict and Survival – Photography Competition – Society of Biology

Photography Competition: This year’s theme is Conflict & Survival and the competition is open for entries!

We are seeking entries for our 2015 annual amateur photography competition that capture conflict and survival within the natural world. This may be an example of aggressive encounters between animals in their natural environment, a plant’s struggle for resources within an arid environment or thriving bacteria in cell culture.

We welcome entries that explore this theme at the molecular or sub-cellular level, illustrating the complex physiology or genetic factors that influence survival instinct and habitat conflict. These could be biomedical images or examples of photomicrography using any type of light microscope techniques.

Awards: There are two categories in the competition, each with a cash prize:

  • Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) – £500 top prize
  • Photographer of the Year (18 and over) – £1,000 top prize

How to enter: To enter this free competition you will need to register your details with the website. Existing users can login with their mySociety details.

The closing date for all submissions is Monday 31 August 2015. If you have any queries regarding this competition, contact us at photocomp@rsb.org.uk

Find out more: https://www.rsb.org.uk/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/photography-competition


cities@manchester – Instagram photography competition

Are you affected by recent cuts in public services? Are they worsening your standard of living or the quality of your life? Or have you found new ways of taking control of things in your community to make things better? Can you convey what these recent changes mean to you in a single image?

If so we invite you to enter our Austerity Greater Manchester Instagram photography competition.

For further details on how to enter, including the terms and conditions please see the cities@manchester webpage: www.cities.manchester.ac.uk/events/competitions/austerity/

Twitter: @citiesMCR  #austerityGtrMcr