Science Photographer of the Year 2019

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Entries are now being taken for the Science Photographer of the Year Competition 2019.


Entry now closed for shortlisting of submissions
Call for Entries | Deadline 28 July, 23:59 (BST)

Enter your work online:

The RPS is calling for entries for the first Science Photographer of the Year competition.

We are looking for eye-catching images that show science being done, show how photography helps science or how science impacts upon our daily lives. The best will be exhibited at an iconic science venue.

The competition is open to everyone, without regard to age or photographic experience. Student or researcher, amateur photographer or professional, scientists or someone with curiosity about the world, anyone is eligible to enter the competition.

There are two prize categories:

Science Photographer of the Year (age 18 and over)
Young Science Photographer of the Year (age 17 and under)

Images must be submitted online

An expert panel will select a shortlist of 100 images that will be exhibited in a prestigious central London exhibition space from October 2019 – January 2020. The two winning photographers will each also receive a “money can’t buy” experience prize with access to a science venue usually closed to the public.

The members of the selection panel will be announced shortly.

Key facts:

Open call with no subject categories
Online submission of up to five images per entrant
Entrants remain anonymous during the selection process
One-time fee of £15 per entrant, £12 for RPS Members, free for under-18s
View the terms and conditions here
Upload your images online at:

Entries for the competition will be accepted until 23:59hrs (BST) on 28 July 2019.

For enquiries, please email

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