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  • 22nd May 2019

RPS calls for entries into new science photography competition

Article by Amanda Jasi

THE Royal Photographic Society (RPS), an international charity organisation, is calling for entries for its new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2019.

Entrants are required to take a “visually appealing” picture that tells a story about science. Entrants can enter up to five pictures, which can be taken either by camera or smartphone. Open to all, the competition has two categories: Young Science Photographer of the Year (for under 18s), and Science Photographer of the Year.

The winners will be chosen by an expert panel, which will include TV science presenter Dallas Campbell, and announced at an event to be held this October, in London.

Under 18s may enter for free and entry for those 18 and above costs £15 (US$19), or £12 for RPS members. Interested parties can register and upload their images at www.science.rps.org.

The competition will close on 19 July.

Gary Evans, RPS Science Exhibition Coordinator, said: “We are looking for images from all ages that tell a story about science – how it is used, how it looks or how it impacts people’s lives. Fun or serious, the selectors will be looking for the story behind the picture as well as the visual impact it makes.”

Campbell said: “I am delighted to be involved in this competition. Science is all around us whether it be engineering, astronomy, the microscopic world or nature, and what’s great is that you don’t even need professional camera equipment to capture it. The competition makes science accessible to everyone via the readily-available medium of photography and I am really looking forward to seeing the entries we receive.”

The RPS exists to encourage public appreciation of photography.

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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