New Scientist has launched a competition to find the best images that illustrate how science and technology impact our lives and the world around us.
The New Scientist Photography Awards 2021 are free to enter to anyone over the age of 18, with a prize of £1,000 for the overall winner.
The competition has three categories: The Natural World, Modern Life and Our Changing Environment. Judges will decide on a shortlist of four images in each category from which they will pick a winner and runner-up. Category winners will then go to a public vote to determine the overall winner of the New Scientist Photography Awards 2021.
The judging panel consists of naturalist and television presenter Chris Packham, award-winning photographer Sue Flood and three members of the New Scientist team: Helen Benians, Timothy Revell and Penny Sarchet.
Flood says: “I’m thrilled to be judging this prestigious competition and can’t wait to see people’s work. What’s going to catch my eye? It could simply be an extraordinary capture of a very ordinary event. Or, on the other hand, it could be an incredible event captured at just the right fraction of a second. Either way, it will be a shot that has something that stops me in my tracks and stands out from the crowd. That’s the wonderful thing – you never know what you’re going to find when you’re judging, but you’ll know the shot when you see it!”
Entries will be accepted until July 31. The shortlist, runners-up and category winners will be announced by September 2. The category winners will then be put to a public vote, with the overall winner announced in October 2021.
To enter and for the full terms and conditions, please visit the New Scientist website.