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The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition (closes 31 Aug 2017)

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition closes for entries at midnight on 31 August. The overall winner will receive £500, while winners of the individual categories will receive £250.

The competition is open to scientists, and winning entries are chosen according to 2 key criteria: they should be aesthetically pleasing, and convey an interesting scientific phenomenon.

As well as an overall winner, a category winner and runner up are selected for each category. For the 2017 competition, photographs can be submitted to one of 5 categories:

  • Astronomy – for images of astronomical bodies, or that demonstrate astronomical or astrophysical phenomena
  • Behaviour – for images that show the behaviour of living species
  • Earth science & climatology – for images of physical processes or features related to Earth, including its oceans and atmosphere
  • Ecology and Environmental Science – for images that demonstrate the interaction of species within the environment and the environment itself
  • Micro-imaging – for any images taken using microscopes and other high-magnification imaging devices

Full details at:

Call for Entries for the world’s best scientific and engineering images

The Royal Photographic Society has launched a Call for Entries for the world’s best scientific and engineering images.

Open to scientists, students and the public, one hundred images will be selected by a jury of scientists, photographers and experts, to form a touring exhibition that will launch during the British Science Festival in Bradford in September 2015.

The call for entries will be open until Monday 23 March 2015, Midnight GMT.

Images will illustrate how photography can inform and aid discovery in science and engineering. Entries are encouraged from all scientific fields from medicine and forensic science, to engineering and astronomy; every branch of science that uses the best imaging technology or illustrates photography’s scientific value.

Encouraging images from young people and students, The Society hopes to inspire people of all ages. There are three age categories: Aged 17 and Under | Aged 18-25 | Aged 26 and Over.

Prizes for category winners:
1) Gold Award: £1,000 + RPS Gold Medal
2) Silver Award: £500 + RPS Silver Medal
3) Bronze Award: £250 + RPS Bronze Medal
4) Award for those aged 18-25 years: £750 + RPS Gold Medal
5) Award for young people aged 17 and under (a voucher worth £500 to buy a camera and/or photography equipment).

For more information, visit the International Images for Science website: http://rps-science.org/

For more information about the call for entries and exhibition, please contact the Science Exhibition Coordinator Claire Reece – Email: claire@rps.org
or Tel: 07478688840.