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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

 

Society of Biology – Science Communication Awards 2014

The Society of Biology – Science Communication Awards are intended to reward outreach work carried out by both young scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage the public.

The competition is open to bioscience researchers from UK universities and institutes and there are two categories of award:

  • The New Researcher Award is open to bioscience researchers currently reading for a Masters/PhD or in the first year of a post-doctoral position. – Prize £750
  • The Established Researcher Award is open to bioscience researchers who are beyond the first stages of their research career, as defined in the New Researcher category. The Society is looking for researchers who communicate their own work well, and who represent their own field strongly in the science communication world. Professional science communicators, paid for science communication work beyond their role as a scientist, are not eligible to apply. Prize £1,500

Further details: www.societyofbiology.org/scicomm

Deadline: Friday 30 May 2014

Note The University of Manchester has an excellent history of awardees for this award. In fact in 2013, Rebecca Williams won the New Researcher award, and Dr Sheena Cruickshank won the Established Researcher award.

Please direct any questions to Karen Patel at karenpatel@societofbiology.org or 020 7685 2569

Society of Biology’s Science Communication Awards 2013 – now open

The Society of Biology’s Science Communication Awards 2013 are intended to reward outreach work carried out by both young scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage the public.

The competition is open to bioscience researchers from UK universities and institutes and there are two categories of award:

  • New Researcher – Prize £750
  • Established Researcher – Prize £1,500

Nomination deadline – midnight 31 May 2013

Further details are available on the website:
www.societyofbiology.org/newsandevents/scicomm

Please contact Karen Patel karenpatel@societyofbiology.org directly with any questions.

Previous winners of this award in the New Researcher category from the University of Manchester include: Elizabeth Granger (2012), Emily Robinson (2011) and Ceri Harrop (2009).