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Competition theme for 2024

The theme of the 2024 Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition is Transforming Life.

The 2024 competition closed to entries on 20th June 2024.

We invited submissions that explore the profound changes occurring across our planet, highlighting the resilience and adaptability of life in response to environmental changes, human intervention, and scientific innovation. Including but not limited to:

• Ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity: explore the transformations across diverse natural or managed ecosystems, from the microscopic to the macroscopic, or landscape scale views
• From single cells, or small multicellular life all the way up to mega fauna and flora; from life in one place to mass migrations, or wildlife living in unexpected places such as towns and cities.
• Humans transforming life: reflect on humanity’s reciprocal relationship with the natural world, including our creation of new habitat areas on land or in the oceans
• Scientific innovation in the biosciences including climate change mitigation measures, and examples of the beneficial and life-changing impact of bioscientists’ work and innovation

About the competition

The Royal Society of Biology annual photography competition invited amateurs to submit photographs on a particular theme. The theme of the 2024 Photography Competition is Transforming Life.

The terms and conditions of the 2024 Photography Competition are available online.

The 2024 competition closed to entries on 20th June 2024.

Prizes in 2024

The Photographer of the Year (18 and over) winner's prize will be £1,000 and the Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) winner's prize will be £500.

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