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International Year of Biodiversity competition

Hey all,

Hope you’re having a good summer! :) Check out this biology-themed competition with some big prizes…


This year the Society of Biology is running an International Year of Biodiversity Photographic Competition. The closing date for competition entries is the 3rd September and so there is still time for any budding photographers to submit an entry.

There are four categories in the competition: Land, Air, Water, and Close up. 1st prizes in each category win £250 + Park Cameras vouchers and there are also prizes for ‘highly commended’ entries. The Best in Show wins £1000 and the photograph will be used as the cover image on our leading journal Biologist.

Entrants are free to interpret how they capture photographically images that celebrate, explore, comment on or reveal aspects of biodiversity from around the world. Perhaps you saw something on your travels that really inspired you, or want to celebrate something from your back garden. Either way the Society of Biology is really excited to see what photographs you have been taking, and how you appreciate and interpret all aspects of biodiversity.

The competition is free to enter and open to members and non-members alike. The only condition is that entrants must be amateur photographers. We consider a professional photographer to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their photographs. Entries can be sent via email or post. Please review the competition rules carefully before entering; entry forms and full details are available here. If you have any trouble accessing these documents, or have any questions about the competition, please don’t hesitate to email

Best Wishes,

Zoe Martin

Membership Officer

Category: Competitions

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