The Royal Society of Biology annual photography competition invites amateurs to submit photographs on a particular theme: ‘Capturing movement’
Life on Earth is constantly changing, and The Royal Society of Biology invite you to photograph nature in motion.
You might wish to explore the locomotion and migration of animals or the growth and colonization of plants and fungi. Your photograph could depict the act of flying, hunting, playing and swimming, or the bones, muscles and other biological structures that help perform these actions.
They also welcome entries that explore this theme at the cellular or molecular level, illustrating the dynamic world only revealed to us with a microscope.
Entrants must not be professional photographers. For the purposes of this Capturing movement competition, a professional photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from photography-related work.
The competition asks photographers to put the welfare of animals first and to safeguard their environment and that they do not do anything to injure or distress animals or destroy the environment in their attempt to get their photographs.
Photographer of the Year (18 and over) – £1,000 top prize
Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) – £500 top prize
Tim Harris – Nature Picture 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
Linda Pitkin – underwater photographer
Entry deadline: 26th July 2019
Winning entries will be announced in October 2019.
Image requirements: JPEG or PNG files and no larger than 10MB in size. Digital adjustments are only acceptable if limited to minor cleaning work (removing dust spots), levels, curves, colour, saturation and contrast work. Sharpening and minimal cropping is allowed. Cropping of over 25% must be declaredon the application.
Each entrant can submit up to three photographs for the competition.
Online submission of digital photographs via the website: https://my.rsb.org.uk/item.php?competitionid=28