Let the 2013 winners serve as inspiration for your own entries. Never let your camera (or your smartphone) leave your side…

Science as Art

Science Close Up

Science in Society

Science in Action

International Year of Water Cooperation


Science in Action
Capture science as it happens, either in the natural world or in the workplace of scientists, doctors, researchers, etc. Please note that this excludes nature photography that does not depict a specific event of scientific importance. Images can be taken using standard film/digital camera equipment, scientific equipment, or specialist photographic techniques such as time lapse/stroboscopic/high speed photography.

Science Close-Up
Images should reveal aspects of science that cannot be seen with the naked eye and can be taken with macro lenses or by using techniques such as microscopy, x-ray, satellite or astronomical photography, magnetic resonance imaging, etc.

Science as Art
Produce images that illustrate the beauty of science or show natural subjects in abstract ways. Images entered should be able to stand alone as a work of art and will be judged on their aesthetic values only. Images can be taken with film/digital camera or scientific equipment and can be computer-enhanced or manipulated. The entrant must have copyright of all the elements used in the artwork.

International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies
2015 is the United Nation’s International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. This theme is very relevant to photography due to the impact of light in the art. It offers an opportunity for an array of photographs depicting the influence and impact of light-based technologies. For more information, visit the International Year of Light.