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: