How long is the competition open for?
Entires may be submitted at any time until the end of the day on 4th December 2020. Selection will take place soon after that.
What are the terms and conditions that apply to the competition?
The competition terms and conditions can be found on the competition website at science.rps.org/terms or by clicking here.
What type of files can I send?
We would like you to send your images as JPEG files at the original file size where possible. If you have used image editing software, please ensure there are no layers or channels saved. For those who deal with this kind of thing, we need the images in 24-bit RGB (8 bits per channel) and in sRGB colour space. Don't worry if that doesn't mean anything to you - the default settings on you camera will do this for you.
Can I use a smartphone for my pictures?
Yes, we don’t mind whether you use a smartphone or the latest DSLR to capture your images and upload them to the competition. Please make sure you have your phone set to its best quality setting.
I’m at school so how can I enter?
We have a special category for under 18 year olds for both science and climate change. So you may be doing a school project that is relevant, be on a school trip, or doing experiments in general science, physics or chemistry which you could photograph. If you’re at home then science and its application can be shown through everything from water, household materials, and objects such as candles. Think about how you might show or use light, heat, water, electricity, magnetism, and photograph it in an interesting way. Remember to keep safe, so ask an adult to help you if you need to.