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Deadline: July 31, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

Umencia Portrait Photo Contest

Feeding Life – Society of Biology Photo Contest 2013

logo-rgb-sml Every year the Society of Biology runs an amateur biology themed photography competition. The theme for the 2013 competition is Feeding Life and the competition is open for entries.

Food provides the foundation to life. Not only can we not live without food, but the wrong diet can have serious health consequences. Biology research and field work play a vital role in understanding how all organisms on the planet receive the energy they need to keep on living.

We are seeking original photographs that encapsulate the topic ‘Feeding Life’. Your photograph could address a challenging issue like food security and waste, or malnutrition, obesity, and other diet-linked diseases. It could provide insight into the feeding behaviour of a plant or animal species including predators and parasites. Or it could illustrate how we are manipulating our diets using GM and other biological techniques. Whether illustrated on a global, organismal, cellular or molecular scale, your photograph should draw attention to the topic of food and biology in a unique and thought-provoking way.


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: There are 2 categories in the competition, each with a cash prize:
• Photographer of the Year (over 18) - £1000 top prize
• Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) - £500 top prize ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide / Amateur 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, all entrants grant to the Society of Biology the right to publish and exhibit their photographs at the awards event and to use the image(s) in any of our publicity, including, but not limited to, our magazine The Biologist, a calendar, marketing materials, newsletters, posters, and on our website. Entries may also be retained and used for the Society of Biology’s photo library. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. Entrants whose photographs are one of the finalists or runners up also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee this.

Media will be allowed to publish winning images free of charge for the purpose of promoting the photography competition without express permission from the photographer. All images used by the media will be credited to the photographer.

Third parties will not be granted permission to use images for other purposes without express permission from the photographer.

Short-listed entries will be invited to have their image(s) appear for commercial sale, including on our print on demand website. Permission for this will always be sought in advance and terms and conditions, including royalty payments, will be agreed.

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