On 1st June 2023 the competition will open to scientists, and winning entries will be chosen according to 2 key criteria: they should be aesthetically pleasing, and convey an interesting scientific phenomenon.
As well as an overall winner, a category winner and runner up will be selected for each category. For the 2023 competition, photographs can be submitted to one of 5 categories:
The overall winner receives a prize of £1,000 (or currency equivalent) and winners of the categories not chosen as the overall winner receive £500 (or currency equivalent). The final shortlist selected by the judges will be displayed in an online exhibition.