Royal Society of Biology ‘Interconnected’ 2021

Photographer of the Year (18 and over) - £1,000 top prize

‘Interconnected’ is the theme of this year’s Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition.

Life on Earth is connected and this year we invite you to capture these interactions.

Your photograph could depict the relationships between living things or of a living thing with its environment. You could also consider the exchanges between different species, such as mutualistic or parasitic behaviours.

You may want to focus on the impact humans have specifically had on other organisms and the world around them, whether that is at home or at work, in urban or rural areas.

We also welcome entries that explore this year’s theme at the molecular or cellular level, illustrating what is only revealed to us with the aid of a microscope.

Your entry can show the impacts of biological processes and phenomena in a range of settings, or portray the chains of consequences and how knowledge about biology can illuminate a story.


There are two categories in the competition, each with a cash prize:

- Photographer of the Year (18 and over) - £1,000 top prize
- Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) - £500 top prize


Entrants must not be professional photographers. For the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income fromphotography-related work.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit. By enteringthe competitionentrants grant the Organisers a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, and publishimages entered into the competition