Royal Society of Biology Launches Photography Competition 2018


International Biology photography competition opens for entries on the theme 'Patterns in nature'

'Patterns in nature' is the theme of this year's Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition. Life on Earth encompasses a myriad of regular forms, sequences and structures and we invite you to capture these details of biology.

From spots and stripes used to camouflage and signal, to the collective arrangement of organisms in colonies, herds and shoals. Your photograph could depict the spirals and symmetries of the plant kingdom or meanders and tessellations as seen in wider landscapes. You could also explore this year's theme at a cellular or molecular level to illustrate patterns observed under the microscope.

Supported by Eppendorf, there are two entry categories each with a cash prize: 18+ (£1000) and under 18s (£500). Get snapping and submit up to three images by 31st July 2018.

Shortlisted entries will be announced in September 2018 and the winners will be announced at the Society’s annual award ceremony during Biology Week 2018.

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