Biology: from Big to Small

From avalanche to zooplankton explore the world with RSB


From avalanche to zooplankton. From nanotechnology to the world’s largest sewage systems. From the arid landscapes of Australia to colourful lichen encrusting trees in a suburban garden.

Supported by Eppendorf we invite amateurs to use photography to explore interactions between the macro and the micro in biology – from tiny fish creating huge shoals, to algal blooms suffocating a river ecosystem, or microorganisms eating plastic waste in our oceans.

We also encourage entries captured by a microscope, from dispersing fungal spores to grains of sand. The fluorescence microscope, for example, provides an interesting window into the world of the cell and is great for examining living and fixed cells in culture.

Get snapping and submit up to three images by 31st August 2016. Find out more online or contact the Society at


There are two categories each with a cash prize: 18+ (£1000) and under 18s (£500).


Amateur photographers from around the world

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The copyright of the entire image must belong to the entrant. Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit.

By entering the competition entrants grant the Organisers a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence to use, reproduce, and publish images entered into the competition for the purposes of: a) Publicising and promoting the competition, b) The Organisers’ activities, including within their publications, website and social media channels.
Contact the Organisers at you have any questions about use of images.
21.Entrants whose photographs are shortlisted grant the Society the right to publish and exhibit their photographs at awards event(s) and to use the image(s) for marketing purposes. They also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee this.
22. Media will be allowed to publish winning images free of charge for the purpose of promoting the photography competition without express permission from the photographer. The Organisers will try to ensure all images used by the media are credited to the photographer.
23. Third parties will not be granted permission to use images for other purposes without express permission from the photographer.


Environmental Nature Wildlife Underwater Seascapes Panoramic Open Theme Macro/Micro Landscape Multi-categories