Entries are now being accepted for The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2019, the winners of which will be exhibited at the Science Museum in London.
The competition is open to all ages and levels of expertise and there are two categories; Science Photographer of the Year and Young Science Photographer of the Year (18 years and under).
Entrants are required to take a visually appealing picture that tells a science story either with a camera or smart phone and the winners will be announced at an event at the Science Museum in London on Wednesday 4th September.
The winning photographs will be chosen by an expert panel of selectors including TV Science Presenter Dallas Campbell and Roger Highfield, Science Director at the Science Museum Group.
One hundred of the panels’ favourites (including the two prize-winning images) will be exhibited at The Science Museum from 4th September until the end of the year.
RPS Science Exhibition Coordinator, Gary Evans says, “The competition is open to everyone. We are looking for images from all ages that tell a story about science – how it is used, how it looks or how it impacts people’s lives. Fun or serious, the selectors will be looking for the story behind the picture as well as the visual impact it makes.”
TV’s Dallas Campbell says, “I am delighted to be involved in this competition. Science is all around us whether it be engineering, astronomy, the microscopic world or nature and what’s great is that you don’t even need professional camera equipment to capture it. The competition makes science accessible to everyone via the readily available medium of photography and I am really looking forward to seeing the entries we receive.”
Roger Highfield, Science Director at the Science Museum said, “We’re thrilled to be hosting The Royal Photographic Society’s Science Photographer of the Year competition in an exhibition at the Science Museum. Since its inception, photography has bridged the worlds of art and science with images which spark and sate curiosity in equal measure. Through images of aesthetic beauty, we can tell stories about the universe and reveal places and phenomena that the naked eye will never see.”
The competition is £15 to enter (£12 for RPS members) and up to five images can be uploaded. Entry is free for 18s and under. Simply register and upload images at science.rps.org. Closing date is midnight on Sunday 30th June.