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, encouraging all to find and appreciate science in their everyday lives.Publish and tag your photos on Instagram and you could win. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for information on and updates to the competition.

Get snapping! Join SA Science Lens TM on Instagram in celebrating science and the world around us.

The SA Science Lens competition celebrates the beauty and the wonder of science. Up to now Science Lens has been a traditional photographic competition, but we are expanding onto Instagram! Anyone and all for whom science and technology sparks your interest, your curiosity and your enthusiasm, we want to see your science snaps.

From 5 to 12 August, in celebration of National Science Week, we will be challenging you to look around and find wonder in science around us; take a picture of what you see and share it with us. Show us how you are celebrating National Science Week. Share with us South African science you are exposed to. Winners will be based on the number of likes, and 2 judges’ selections chosen by a panel at SAASTA. Winners receive data packages worth up to R250 and will be notified via their Instagram direct message. The winning images will also be posted on the SA Science Lens feed as well as the SAASTA Twitter feed.

So if you are feeling inspired, follow us on Instagram, upload your photos and hashtag #sasciencelens,#SAScience and #NSW2017!

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