Wellcome Image Awards 2017 – Open Call

The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.

Deadline: September 11, 2016

Are you a scientist, photographer or artist?

The Wellcome Image Awards are the Wellcome Trust’s most eye-catching celebration of science, medicine and life. The Awards recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science. The winners are selected from all new images acquired by Wellcome Images during the preceding year. Judged by a panel that includes experts in science communication, medicine and biomedical science, the Awards showcase the best in science image making.

The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.
Placing images in a picture library such as Wellcome Images is an excellent way to engage with the public and to increase their understanding of your work. In order for your images to be considered for the Awards, they first need to be accepted into our collections. We are looking to acquire high quality imagery that relate to biomedical science and contemporary healthcare, and are interested in all artistic media and imaging techniques, from hand-drawn illustrations to clinical photography, super-resolution microscopy and functional MRI scans.

Enter for your chance to win prize money: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,500 for the Julie Dorrington Award winner, and £500 for each of the other winning images.

More details and application [www]

Call for Entries – International Images for Science 2016

The International Images for Science 2016, supported by Siemens, is open for entries. The competition seeks the best pictures to celebrate the art of photographing science.

DEADLINE: May 01, 2016
Location: International

From the RPS: “We want to see your pictures showing any aspect of science; showing how science is done, images used to record scientific information, images that depict science concepts learnt at school or from your own investigations. We want to hear from anyone at any level of knowledge or expertise; you could be a school student just starting to look at science, you could be a world-renowned researcher at a major research laboratory, you could be a photographic journalist, you could be someone interested in shapes and patterns found in science, you could be anyone!

Entries will be accepted up to 1st May 2016. Soon after, an expert panel of selectors will find the 100 images that will form a touring exhibition that will open at the British Science Festival in Swansea in September. Five prize-winning images will also be selected:

Gold Medal (26 & Over) – £1000
Silver Medal (26 & Over) – £750
Bronze Medal (26 & Over) – £500
Gold Medal (18-25) – £750
Gold Medal (17 & Under) – £500 towards photography equipment.”

Competition Details and Entry Form [web]

STARTS Prize 2016 – Open Call

Ars Electronica issues an open call for entries to a competition that will determine the first recipients of STARTS (Science + Technology + Arts), prestigious and—with two €20,000 grants—highly endowed awards. Expressly encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.

DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

Source: Ars Electronica

The “STARTS Prize” aims to showcase and celebrate visions and achievements at the interface between innovation and creation—driven by both science/technology and the arts as well as to honor the inspiring individuals and teams behind these achievements. By opening it to artists, creative professionals, researchers and companies from all over the world, the STARTS Prize targets to expand everyone’s horizon in order to work on new ideas and showcase best-practice examples. This international prize will highlight Europe’s power as a breeding ground for innovation and creative excellence.

Two €20,000 cash grants will be awarded in conjunction with the STARTS Prize 2016: one for artistic research and thus for projects that have the potential to influence and change the mode of application, development and perception of technologies; and one for cooperative ventures teaming up industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

Details and application [web]