About the competition
The Royal Society of Biology annual photography competition invites amateurs to submit photographs on a particular theme.
Find out more about previous competition entries.
Photography Competition 2020
‘Our changing world’ is the theme of the competition in 2020. Life on Earth is dynamic and we invite you to capture these transformations.
Your photograph could illustrate the changes which occur within nature, including metamorphosis and shifts from young to adult. You might wish to depict how habitats develop during ecological succession, how wildlife adapts, or the impacts humans have on nature. We also welcome entries that explore this theme at the cellular, genetic and molecular level, exploring how life can change at a variety of different scales.
There are two categories in the competition, each with a cash prize:
- Photographer of the Year (18 and over) - £1,000 top prize
- Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) - £500 top prize
How to enter
The Photography Competition 2020 is now open for entries.
Shortlisted entries will be announced in September 2020, and the winning entries announced in October 2020.
We request you read the competition's terms and conditions before entering and submitting your photographs.
Photographers are requested to consider their own welfare and that of other individuals
and they take care in their attempt get their photographs. Past photographs can be submitted into the competition.
You can download a poster to promote the competition.
If you have any queries regarding the competition, please contact Raghav Selvam.
Tim Harris - Nature Picture Library and Bluegreen Pictures
Tom Hartman - program chair of MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging at the University of Nottingham
Alex Hyde - natural history photographer and lecturer at The University of Nottingham
Linda Pitkin - underwater photographer