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Gerd Guenther Bass Guitar String light micrograph
CREDIT: Gerd-A Günther

Science Photographer of the Year

Now closed for entry
Robert Croft Alcatraz Ecoboat
CREDIT: Robert Croft

Entry now closed

Entry is now closed for the 2020 Science Photographer of the Year competition.

The competition celebrates the many realms of science and the powerful role of photography in its development. We have gathered a collection of outstanding images that show science in action, telling stories behind scientific exploration and application, and illustrating the many fascinating and crucial ways that science impacts our lives, and our natural world, every day.

Plans for the exhibition are being changed in response to the ongoing CoVID-19 restrictions. For the latest news, please come back to this page from time to time.

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Eleanor Ryder Marine Microplastic Polllution Eyeliner
CREDIT: Eleanor Ryder

Manchester Science Festival

Manchester Science Festival will take place from Friday 12 – Sunday 21 February 2021. Produced by the Science and Industry Museum, part of the Science Museum Group, it is a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar and one of the most popular science festivals in the UK.

This year, the festival will be themed around climate and exploring the role of science, technology and communities in finding solutions to one of the world’s most urgent challenges.

With the continuing restrictions placed in response to the CoVID-19 pandemic, many activities have now been moved online. For more information click below:

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