The Royal Photographic Society (RPS)

The Royal Photographic Society (RPS)

Media Release: Seeking the world’s best science images
Call for Entries: International Images for Science

The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has launched a Call for Entries for the world’s best scientific and engineering images. Open to scientists, students and the public, one hundred images will be selected by a jury of scientists, photographers and experts, to form a touring exhibition that will launch during the British Science Festival in Bradford in September 2015.

The call for entries launches on Wednesday 29th October 2014 and will be open until Midnight GMT on Monday 23rd March 2015. For more information and a link to submission please follow the website below:

www.rps-science.org

With the support of the Exhibition’s Headline Sponsor, Siemens, for the first time International Images for Science will have three age categories: Aged 17 and Under, Aged 18-25, and Aged 26 and Over. Encouraging images from young people and students, The Society hopes to inspire people of all ages.  Siemens support has also enabled the exhibition to become annual for the next three years with prizes for category winners:

1)            Gold Award:  £1,000 + RPS Gold Medal

2)            Silver Award: £500 + RPS Silver Medal

3)            Bronze Award: £250 + RPS Bronze Medal

4)            Award for those aged 18-25 years: £750 + RPS Gold Medal

5)            Award for young people aged 17 and under (a voucher worth £500 to buy a camera and/or photography equipment).

Images will illustrate how photography can inform and aid discovery in science and engineering. Entries are encouraged from all scientific fields from medicine and forensic science, to engineering and astronomy; every branch of science that uses the best imaging technology or illustrates photography’s scientific value.

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens plc, said: “Siemens is proud to support the Images for Science competition and exhibition which will help to boost the profile of engineering, science and innovation. As a global pioneer in innovative and environmental technologies, Siemens needs bright young people who are fascinated by science.

The sponsorship of this exhibition forms part of our Curiosity Project, launched earlier this year, to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life in the UK. It gives us an ideal platform to achieve this aim and help inspire young people deciding on their careers to consider working for global engineering companies, such as Siemens, and to become our next generation of engineers.”

Two previous International Images for Science exhibitions have been held in 2011 and 2013 and received wide international acclaim. Both showcased images ranging from atomic structures to distant stars from medical subjects to nanotechnology and the devices used to support the work of scientists.   International Images for Science focuses on the documentation of scientific experiments and equipment using photography and the use of imaging techniques to measure science.

For more information about the call for entries and exhibition, please contact the Science Exhibition Coordinator Claire Reece

Tel: 07478688840

Email: claire@rps.org

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