International Images for Science

About the Competition

This year's International Images for Science competition is closed for entries. We have had over 3500 entries that cover the wealth of science from medicine, forensic science, zoology, engineering, astronomy, all scientific fields. Open to RPS members and non-members alike, entries came in three age specific categories: Aged 17 and Under, Aged 18 – 25, and Aged 26 and Over.

Please check back from time to time as we will post news of future science photography competitions here.

International Images for Science is supported by Siemens, please find more information about the sponsor and the Curiosity Project HERE. BBC Focus Magazine are supporting International Images for Science as Media Partner and Metro Imaging as the exhibition's Print Sponsor.


Entry is free
- There is no limit on the number of entires
- Digital manipulation by software such as Photoshop is allowed, providing the scientific authenticity of the image is not altered
- We encourage images from all scientific fields, from anyone interested in science and from all levels of experience
- There are three age specific categories: Aged 17 and Under, Aged 18 – 25, and Aged 26 and Over
- 100 images will be selected and printed
- The exhibition of 100 prints will tour the UK, commencing in September 2017
- All images selected will be printed within an accompanying exhibition catalogue

How to Enter

1. Register to create a competition account - enter your email address, name and country. Once activated, click the email sent to you, and you are ready to upload your images!

IMPORTANT: Please make sure your email address is correct, and that you will be able to access it throughout the summer. School/university accounts may be suspended or terminated during that time.

2. Upload your images and provide titles and descriptions of your work. (Images need to be JPEG format, under 5MB each and in sRGB colour space - maximum of 2500 pixels on the longest side). Please use the description box to add information explaining the scientific associations within the image.

3. View your entries- see the All Entries section and your images should appear alongside all of the entries so far.

Choosing the Winners

The final 100 images will be selected by an expert judging panel featuring scientists, photographers and imaging experts. The panel will also select the medal winners.

We aim to have the selection completed by the start of June, we will need the original images available at that time. If you have been selected, but are unable to provide print-resolution images, we reserve the right to substitute your entry with another from a reserve list.

099_Woman_Drinking_Water_2010_Hugh_Turvey © Hugh Turvey HonFRPS. Woman Drinking