Applications call for Science Photographer of the Year 2020. The competition celebrates the many realms of science and the powerful role of photography in its development. Basically, the competition is looking for outstanding images that show science in action, telling stories behind scientific exploration and application, and illustrating the many fascinating and crucial ways that science impacts our lives, and our natural world, every day. The new category ‘Climate Change’ is for images that address global environmental and ecological issues.
Science Photographer of the Year has two age groups:
- Young Science Photographer of the Year (entrants aged 17 and under)
- Science Photographer of the Year (entrants aged 18 and over).
- Science – Under 18: Enter up to 5 images, entry is free of charge.
- Science – 18 or Above: Enter up to 5 images ad entry is free of charge.
- Climate Change – Under 18: Enter up to 5 images and entry is free of charge.
- Climate Change – 18 or Above: Enter up to 5 images and entry is free of charge.
- The competition closes for entries at 23:59 hrs GMT on 4 December 2020 (the “Closing Date”).
- Each entrant may enter no more than five images through the online submission system.
- Entry to the competition is free. Also, the age of entrants will be that at the Closing Date. Entrants aged under 18 years will be contacted by the RPS to verify their age.
- Each image file submitted may be no larger than 10MB. Images must be submitted in JPEG format and sRGB color space. Any files submitted in any other image format (e.g. TIFF, PSD, etc.) may fail to upload to the system and will not be accepted.
- Images must not include watermarks or anything that allows the author of the work to be identified.
- Limited manipulation of images is allowed, for example, simple contrast adjustment.
- However, The RPS reserves the right to reject any image that, in its sole opinion, has been overly processed or where any processing has affected the scientific validity of the content.
- During the online submission process, entrants will be asked to provide a title for each image along with a brief caption. The title must not include the name of the entrant or any other information by which the entrant may be identified.
- Images that have been selected previously for other leading competitions of The RPS (for example, International Images for Science, International Photography Exhibition, Members’ Biennial) are not eligible for selection.
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