Photography competition

Louise Smyth

Entries are now being accepted for the International Images for Science competition 2017. The competition is organised by The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and supported by Siemens as part of the Curiosity Project, a three-year programme that aims to engage young people’s interest in science and engineering.

Entrants are required to take a visually appealing picture that tells a science story. The Top 100 entries will be chosen by an expert panel and the winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in September 2017 – the International Images for Science exhibition will then tour around the UK including several major science festivals.

“We want as many people as possible to enter this competition - school or college students, scientists, photojournalists, artists - everyone!” says RPS coordinator, Gary Evans, “Entrants can have fancy equipment or use a smartphone, it doesn’t matter. The important point is to capture your view of science in a way that tells a story to the average person.”

From the 100 exhibition images, five prizes will be awarded:
• Gold Award (Age 26 and Over): £1000 and an RPS Gold Medal
• Silver Award (Age 26 and Over): £750 and an RPS Silver Medal
• Bronze Award (Age 26 and Over): £500 and an RPS Bronze Medal
• Gold Award (Age 18-25): £750 and an RPS Gold Medal
• Gold Award (Age 17 and under): £500 towards photography equipment and an RPS Gold Medal

The competition is free to enter, simply register online at and upload your images to the website. Closing date is midnight on 30th April 2017.

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