Call for entries
Entries are now being accepted 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’re looking for 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.
Our new category ‘Climate Change’ is for images that address global environmental and ecological issues.
There are two age groups:
Young Science Photographer of the Year (entrants aged 17 and under)
Science Photographer of the Year (entrants aged 18 and over).
Submissions are free and open to all, irrespective of scientific or photographic experience, or the equipment used.
Science takes many forms. Browse our helpful hints and tips to understand what we’re looking for.
Explore winning images and creative submissions from previous competitions. You’ll be surprised what cameras were used for some of them…
FAQs and T&Cs
Read our most frequently asked questions and the competition Terms and Conditions.
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. Visitors will be treated to an unmissable line up for all ages, including immersive arts and theatre, playful family activities and entertaining talks and debates. For more information click below: