Wellcome Image Awards 2017: open for entries

The call for contributions for the Wellcome Image Awards 2017 is now open. The awards celebrate the aesthetic beauty of scientific images, the research behind them and the incredible techniques used to create them.

The awards, which were first held in 1997, celebrate the best in science image making.

Winners receive prizes up to £5,000, and the winning images are displayed in galleries and science centres across the UK and around the world. 

All images accepted into Wellcome Images’ collections will be considered for the awards. 

Images are judged on their:

The deadline for the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards is 11 September 2016. The winners will be announced in March 2017.

The 2016 Awards saw the launch of the Julie Dorrington Award for photography in a clinical environment. The award honours Julie’s contribution to Wellcome, the clinical photography profession, and the service clinical photography provides to medicine and medical education.

Wellcome Images is always on the lookout for high-quality imagery that covers biomedical science and contemporary healthcare.

Its collections cover all artistic media and imaging techniques, from hand-drawn illustrations to super-resolution microscopy and functional MRI scans. 

For more information about how to submit images to the collection, visit the Wellcome Image Awards website or contact images@wellcome.ac.uk.