Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

2nd ROYGBIV Awards – International Color Competition
Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition 2018

Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition 2018

Photography Competition 2018

‘Patterns in nature’ is the theme of this year’s competition. Life on Earth encompasses a myriad of regular forms, sequences and structures and we invite you to capture these details of biology. The judges are looking for an original interpretation of the theme

You might wish to explore how animals use spots, stripes and other shapes to camouflage and signal; or capture the collective arrangement of wildlife in colonies, herds and shoals. Your photograph could depict the spirals and symmetries of the plant kingdom to the meanders and tessellations as seen in wider landscapes.

We also welcome entries that explore this theme at a molecular or cellular level, illustrating regular patterns that can only be observed with the aid of a microscope such as cell division and gene expression.

A poster for this year’s competition is now available to download.


Contest Prize & TERMS

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 Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The copyright of the entire image must belong to the entrant. Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition entrants grant the Organisers a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, and publish images entered into the competition for the purposes of: a) Publicising and promoting the competition, b) The Organisers’ activities, including within their publications, website and social media channels. Contact the Organisers at if you have any questions about use of images.

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