The Wellcome Photography Prize celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science.
Our competition rewards pictures that show the importance of health in society, and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide.
If you're an image maker, enter your images to start conversations about the health challenges humanity faces today. Whether you are a research scientist, a documentary or clinical photographer, or a photojournalist, inspire people to think differently about health, medicine and life.
Winners of the prize
This year’s winning images will be announced on 3 July 2019. The judges have shortlisted 28 entries from 12 countries that powerfully capture the impact of disease outbreaks, advances in science and healthcare, and personal stories of people living with illness around the world.
Wellcome photography commission
Dengue fever is one of the most deadly and prevalent mosquito-borne diseases – around half of the world’s population are now at risk of infection by the dengue virus.
The Wellcome Photography Prize 2019 commission tells the human story of this disease and the attempts being made to tackle it in Bangladesh, Fiji, Brazil and Réunion island in the Indian Ocean.
History of the prize
Established in 1997 as the Biomedical Image Awards, which in 2006 became the Wellcome Image Awards, the ever-evolving competition relaunched as the Wellcome Photography Prize in 2018.
It now rewards pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide.
- 2017 Wellcome Image Awards and Julie Dorrington Award
- 2016 Wellcome Image Awards and Julie Dorrington Award
- 2015 Wellcome Image Awards
Coming soon: the winning images from 1997 to 2014..
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Credit for main image: Luis Henry Agudelo Cano. Shortlisted in Hidden Worlds category, Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
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