Call for Entries: Science Photography
The Royal Photography Society is seeking the world’s best scientific and engineering images. The photo competition, International Images for Science 2015, is open to photographers from all walks of life: scientists, engineers, students, and the public. If you have science photos that will awe the world, this is a chance to showcase your work.
The Society is looking for scientific images from engineering and all fields – the A to Z – of science (from Astronomy to Zoology). Also, the competition is open to all ages and divided into three categories: ages 17 and under, 18-25, and 26 and over.
A panel of scientists, photographers, and imaging experts will decide on 100 finalists. The selected images will be displayed in a touring exhibition launching at the British Science Festival in Bradford this September.
Entry is free. What’s more, there are prizes for winners. Visit the Society’s website for detail and to enter the competition. Entries are open until March 23rd, 2015 (midnight GMT).
“The images will illustrate how photography can inform and aid discovery in science and engineering,” says the Royal Photography Society. To get a feel for what they are looking for, check out these amazing photos from the past exhibition:
Even if you won’t be entering the competition, it would be worthwhile to come back later and check out the sensational, winning photos. (I know I will!)
Not feeling inspired or need more time? You might still have a chance to enter next year. The Society says the exhibition is to become an annual event for the next three years.
Here is a profile of the Society, from their press release:
The Royal Photographic Society is an educational charity. It was founded in 1853 ‘to promote the Art and Science of photography’ and was granted the use of the title ‘Royal’ in 1894 and it’s Royal Charter in 2004. With a membership open to everyone The Society is the UK’s largest organisation representing photographers with over 11,100 members in the UK and abroad. The Society publishes the Photographic Journal and Imaging Science Journal and it holds over 300 events around the UK and abroad. Its world-class Collection of historic photographs, equipment and library is housed for nation at the National Media Museum, Bradford.