The New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography is sponsored by New Scientist.
The New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography is awarded to an Australian/s over the age of 18 for a single photograph taken in the past 2 years that most effectively communicates an aspect of science.
The New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography recognises and rewards outstanding science photography.
New Scientist, the world's leading science and technology news weekly, is renowned for its accessibility and insightfulness. It has been called a celebration of science.
In that spirit, the New Scientist Eureka prize is awarded for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science.
This photograph might be a startling image that captures the essence of scientific discovery. It may illustrate the workings of nature or the beauty of science. It may show something never seen before. It may illustrate scientific data. It might give fresh insight into a scientific phenomenon or an emerging technology.
The definition of 'science' is, for the purpose of this prize, a comprehensive one. It includes the natural, physical, applied or life sciences (including agricultural sciences); environmental issues; biodiversity issues; flora and fauna; medicine; astronomy; information technology; technological innovation; engineering and health science; as well as work that addresses the social or economic consequences of science.
Entries are invited from both amateur and professional photographers.
Entries are encouraged from working scientists, and postgraduate and undergraduate students.
a. technical excellence (20%)
b. aesthetics (30%), and
c. creativity in communicating a science concept or idea (50%).
Entries close midnight AEST Friday 6 May 2011.
Entrants must be Australian citizens or Australian residents. Where the entry is by a group, all members of the group must meet this criterion.
Entrants must have been at least 18 years old when they took the photograph.
The photograph must have been taken no more than 24 months prior to the closing date for entries.
An individual can submit only one photograph entry per year (this includes any photograph submitted with another person). A photograph entered in one year may not be re-entered in a subsequent year. Photographs entered must be the original work of the entrant.
Photographs entered may not have been used in, or prepared for use in, promotional or advertising campaigns.
Entries can be produced using a range of techniques including but not limited to standard or specialist photographic techniques; high speed/stroboscopic/time-lapse photography; macro lens; or using scientific techniques such as microscopy, x-ray, satellite or astronomical photography, magnetic resonance imaging etc.
Editing and/or digital manipulation of photographs is permitted. However, entrants are required to disclose details of significant editing/digital manipulation etc in their entry. Such editing/manipulation does NOT disqualify an entry as long as this work has been disclosed and as long as any material, images etc used in this process are the photographer's own work.
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that they have complied with all copyright requirements relating to their entry and that they have obtained any and all permissions, including releases from any person capable of being recognised in an entry and/or copyright owner's permission to have the image judged, displayed or published.
Copyright of photographs remains with the photographer.
Entrants authorise and grant to the Australian Museum and to New Scientist the limited right to use all or any part of their entry solely for publicity and promotional purposes relating to this prize. This includes exhibiting and displaying entered photographs in public venues as part of an exhibition of entries in the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography and using all or part of the entry in publicity or other material relating to this exhibition. The name of the photographer will be printed clearly with their image each time the image is reproduced by the Australian Museum or New Scientist.
The work entered/nominated for this prize may not be entered/nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
The deliberations of the judging panel remain confidential. All recommendations and decisions taken are binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into on such matters.
Information provided by the entrant(s) in relations to the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes (including photos), may be used by the Australian Museum for promotional/publicity purposes. This may include, and is not restricted to, the information being used on websites, social media, printed material, advertisements, press releases etc.
Personal information provided in connection with the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes will be used only by the Australian Museum and only in connection with the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
Complete the online entry form, including a description of the photograph and upload the photograph by midnight AEST on Friday 6 May 2011.
Upload images must be no larger than 5 MB.
If you require further information or help, please contact the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Unit on +61 2 9320 6483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org