PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION TO CELEBRATE AND COMMUNICATE SCIENCE

CLOSING DATE:  10 November 2017

The competition comprises two parts:

The traditional photographic competition, is open to scientists, science communicators and science enthusiasts, as well as professional photographers and amateurs with an enthusiasm for science and technology. Researchers and scientists are encouraged to participate to open a window into the world of their science we may never otherwise see.

An Instagram competition which encourages all to find and appreciate science in their everyday lives. Follow us on Instagram at sa_sciencelens.

The 2017 round of SA Science Lens competition is open for entries. So it’s time to shoot and share science. Show us science in our everyday lives, or share your photos of scientific research. Capture images that explain something about our world, or show something the human eye cannot see or simply capture the beauty and wonder of science. The competition is open to all and anyone with an enthusiasm for science, professional and amateur photographers and scientists, and science communicators.

HOW TO ENTER —————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?—————————————————————————————————————————————————————

  • R10000 for the winners of each of the four categories
  • Runners up will win R5000.

CATEGORIES 2017————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

SCIENCE IN ACTION

Photograph science as it happens either in the natural world or in the workplace of scientists, doctors, researchers, etc. This excludes nature photography that does not depict a specific event of scientific importance.

SCIENCE CLOSE-UP

Send us photos that reveal aspects of science we cannot see with the naked eye. Photos can be taken using macro lenses or by using techniques such as microscopy, x-ray, satellite or astronomical photography, magnetic resonance imaging, etc.

SCIENCE AS ART

Capture images that illustrate the beauty of science or show subjects in abstract ways. Images are able to stand alone as a work of art.

SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA

2017 is the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Let’s think about science tourism. Show us some world-class South African science and research. What makes SA science spectacular?

GET INSPIRED – GET IDEAS!————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

View the winning entries and finalists in the previous competitions.

Also follow us on Instagram  at sa_sciencelens.

Inspiration

View a gallery of winning photographs.
Follow us on Instagram

Winners

20152013 | 2011 | 20092007 | 2005
2004 | 2003 | 2002

Contact

Joanne RileyJoanne Riley
Email sciencelens@saasta.ac.za
Call +27 (0)12 392 9349