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Images with Impact – BBSRC launches anniversary image competition

Images with Impact - BBSRC launches anniversary image competition - 25 June 2014
Highlights from: 20 years of bioscience
  • BBSRC launches image competition as part of 20th anniversary programme
  • Open to the public, students and the bioscience research community
  • £2,400 of prizes to be won for images capturing exciting developments in bioscience

Today BBSRC launches Images with Impact: the Great British Bioscience Image Competition, seeking the best images that showcase UK bioscience and its importance in everyday life.

There are fantastic prizes up for grabs, with a total prize fund of over £2,400. A shortlist will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges and then the public will get their say and vote for the overall winner.

Enter the competition

The competition forms part of a series of engaging activities throughout 2014 to highlight the impact of BBSRC's research base, world-leading bioscience, and its important contribution to the UK economy over the last 20 years.

Great Britain has always been the home of bioscience discovery. Penicillin, the DNA double helix and a famous sheep called 'Dolly' were all born of UK research, but never before has bioscience moved at such a pace.

With this competition we want you to capture the exciting developments happening in bioscience today with images from the Great British public, its students and its researchers.

BBSRC's Chief Executive Jackie Hunter said: "This is a very exciting year for BBSRC and its community as we mark 20 years of funding world-class bioscience.

"The Images with Impact competition is a brilliant opportunity to showcase images that present interesting perspectives on the range of world-leading bioscience in the UK. I look forward to seeing some wonderful entries."

Any type of image can be entered: photography, visualisations and even illustrations. You could be looking down a microscope, panning across farming landscapes or capturing a new snazzy piece of science technology. We want to see photos, graphics, images, or anything visual that shows us the beauty of science and its impact.

The overall winner will be decided by public vote from attendees at the Great British Bioscience Festival in London in November.

Submissions will close on 6 October 2014 so be creative and get snapping.

To enter our free competition head over to And don't forget to read our rules.

Watch our video for further information on how to enter and to see some of the wonderful entries from the last competition:



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