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SPotY Prizes for under 18's

Young winning image-makers chance to win Olympus cameras

This year the Science Photographer of the Year competition has two categories, general science and the science related to climate change. Each of these has groups for photographers aged under 18 and for those aged 18 and over.

Whether you have children or grandchildren, nephews and nieces, or you are just connected to a school, why not let young people know about the competition? Creating amazing pictures of science is a lot easier than you think, can be a lot of fun and can be captured on anything from a high-end camera to a smartphone.

As an extra incentive, Olympus has kindly offered cameras as prizes this year. The Young Science Photographer of the Year will win an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark ii camera complete with a zoom lens and a specialist macro lens. 

The winner of the Climate Change category for Under-18s will win an Olympus Tough TG-6 shockproof and waterproof camera.

If you are stuck for ideas, we have some suggestions here. Remember that science is everywhere around us, it just takes your eye to see it.