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Competition theme for 2024

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

We invite 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 invites amateurs to submit photographs on a particular theme.

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

The 2024 competition will open on 14th March 2024. Watch this space for more details of how to submit your photographs into the competition online when the competition opens.

This competition is open to any amateur photographers both in and outside of the UK (i.e. anyone who earns less than 50% of their annual income through photography).

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