Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition 2022

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

The Photography Competition 2022 is now open for entries.

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

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

Your photograph could depict the sharing of information within and between different species, such as in the colouration of feathers, flowers and fur. You may want to focus on the messages portrayed in courtship behaviour or territorial displays.

Your image could illustrate the signs and signals that help us understand the condition of ecosystems.

We also welcome entries that explore this year’s theme at the molecular or cellular level, illustrating signalling and other processes only revealed to us with the aid of a microscope.
About the competition

The Royal Society of Biology annual photography competition invites amateurs to submit photographs on a particular theme.


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


The competition is free to enter and is open to Society members and non-members. Entrants must not be professional photographers

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The copyright of the entire image must belong to the entrant.


Macro/Micro Nature