Submission Deadline: 23:59 BST on 1 June 2016
The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition celebrates the power of photography to communicate science and the role great images play in making science more accessible to a wide audience. It is run in collaboration between our journals Biology Letters, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Open Biology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Proceedings of the Royal Society B and Royal Society Open Science.
The competition is open to all and winning entries will be chosen according to 2 key criteria: they will be aesthetically pleasing and will convey an interesting biological phenomenon.
As well as an overall winner, a category winner and runner up will be selected for each category and several entries will also be selected for special commendation. When entering the competition, each photograph should be submitted to one the 4 categories:
- Behaviour – for images that show the behaviour of living species
- Ecology and Environmental Science – for images that demonstrate the interaction of species within the environment and the environment itself
- Evolutionary Biology – for images that depict the diversity and evolution of life
- Micro-imaging – for biological images taken using microscopes and other high-magnification imaging devices
The overall winner will receive a prize of £500 (or currency equivalent) and winners of the categories not chosen as the overall winner will receive £250 (or currency equivalent). The winners and entries selected by the judges for special commendation will be displayed in a digital exhibition.
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