The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the shortlist for their 2018 Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year competitions.
Twelve shortlisted entries have been released for this year’s photo competitions, from both amateur photographers and aspiring photographers under the age of 18, with of the finalists from a young photographer still in primary school.
The theme of the 2018 competitions, ‘Patterns in Nature,’ saw entries encompass the forms, sequences and structures in the natural world, with the focus of entries ranging from the symmetries found under the microscope to the spots and stripes of plants, insects, birds and mammals.
The Photographer of the Year competition invites amateur photographers aged 18 and over to submit photographs based around a particular theme, for a chance to win £1,000.
The Young Photographer of the Year competition is open to those under the age of 18, and offers a prize of £500.
Over 2,500 pictures were submitted from more than 900 entrants across the two competitions. Four entries were shortlisted for the Young Photographer of the Year award, and eight entries were shortlisted for Photographer of the Year.
The winners of the competitions will be announced at the RSB Annual Awards Ceremony on 11th October at The Francis Crick Institute, London, as part of this year’s Biology Week 2018.
The competition was judged by Tim Harris, Nature 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, and Linda Pitkin, underwater photographer
Click here to view the shortlisted entries.
The Society wishes to thank Eppendorf for their support of this competition.