Looking to share the wonder of your research with the wider world?

Looking to share the wonder of your research with the wider world? Here are two image competitions that might be of interest:

BBSRC Images with Impact


  • “Images with Impact: the Great British Bioscience Image Competition”, BBSCRC are seeking the best images that showcase UK bioscience and its importance in everyday life.
  • Open to the public, students and the bioscience research community.
  • £2,400 of prizes to be won for images capturing exciting developments in bioscience.
  • Any type of image can be entered: photography, visualisations and even illustrations.
  • The overall winner will be decided by public vote from attendees at the Great British Bioscience Festival, London.
  • The deadline for submissions is 6 October 2014.

Wellcome Image Awards


  • Wellcome Images is the world’s leading resource for medical imagery, with themes extending from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare, biomedical science and clinical medicine.
  • Placing images in a picture library is an excellent way to engage with the public and to increase their understanding of your work.
  • If you are a research scientist, clinical photographer or illustrator, we would love to see your work.
  • In order for your images to be considered for the Awards, they first need to be accepted into our collections.
  • The winning images will go on display at science centres and public galleries across the UK.
  • The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2014.

And here are just some of the other funders / learned societies who typically run photo competitions. Keep an eye out for future calls:

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