RPS Woman Science Photographer of the Year

By November 3, 2022 No Comments

To celebrate and support the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the RPS Women in Photography group is launching our first annual Woman Science Photographer of the Year competition.

The RPS Open call will run from 1 November to 15 December 2022

Why this is important

The UN General Assembly declared February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to inspire progress toward gender equality in science and technology.

Our culture cannot be imagined without science. And in our visual world, it’s not enough to just speak about science; we must also show it. For this, we need photographers to capture it and to share it.

The competition ist open to any female and female-identifying photographers, regardless of age or photographic experience. Student or researcher, amateur or professional photographer, scientist or person interested in the world; anyone can take part in the competition.

The winning photographer and shortlisted images will be announced at a ceremony at the RPS in Bristol on 11 February, 2023 to coincide with International Day of Women and Girls in Science. These images will be exhibited on a rolling feed at the RPS through the end of March on a big screen inside the building.

Open call will run from 1 November to 15 December 2022

How to Apply

Limit two images per photographer, entry is free

All submitted files must be named with title of the work and photographer’s name. Files that are not labelled correctly will not be accepted.

Correct file naming looks like this: image-title-by-firstname-lastname.jpg. Images can be landscape, portrait or square format.

Submitted images must be jpegs no larger than 4,500 pixels on the longest edge; less than 5mb in size. Images that do not meeting this criteria will not be accepted. You are able to include a brief description of up to 50 words about your image.

The RPS Women in Photography Group reserves the right not to display work.

Please read the Terms and Conditions for the ‘fine print’

Important Details

Images not titled in the following format will be removed;


i.e. Andromeda by Julia Smith

Submission period
2022-11-01 07:00 AM – 2022-12-16 12:59 AM

Apply here

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