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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

The theme for the 2019 competition will be announced on 13th March 2019.


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 will open for entries on 13th March 2019.

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.

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

Competition sponsor

The Royal Society of Biology wishes to thank Eppendorf for its continued support of this competition.

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