About the competition
The Royal Society of Biology annual photography competition invites amateurs to submit photographs on a particular theme.
Find out more about previous competition entries.
Photography Competition 2019
‘Capturing movement’ is the theme of this year’s competition. Life on Earth is constantly changing, and we invite you to photograph nature in motion.
You might wish to explore the locomotion and migration of animals or the growth and colonisation of plants and fungi. Your photograph could depict the act of flying, hunting, playing and swimming, or the bones, muscles and other biological structures that help perform these actions. We also welcome entries that explore this theme at the cellular or molecular level, illustrating the dynamic world only revealed to us with a microscope.
A poster for this year's competition is now available to download.
There are two categories in the competition, each with a cash prize:
- Photographer of the Year (18 and over) - £1,000 top prize
- Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) - £500 top prize
How to enter
The Photography Competition 2019 is now open for entries.
Each entrant can submit up to three photographs for the competition.
Please read the competition's terms and conditions before entering and submitting your photographs.
The competition will close for entries on 26th July 2019. Shortlisted entries will be announced in September 2019, and the winning entries announced in October 2019.
If you have any queries regarding the competition, please contact Raghav Selvam.
Tim Harris - Nature Picture Library and Bluegreen Pictures
Tom Hartman - program chair of MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging at the University of Nottingham
Alex Hyde - natural history photographer and lecturer at The University of Nottingham
Linda Pitkin - underwater photographer
The Royal Society of Biology wishes to thank Eppendorf for its continued support of this competition.