Society of Biology Competition

Society of Biology Competition

I thought you and your members may be interested to hear about the Society of Biology’s amateur photography competition which is now open for entries; this year’s theme is‘Feeding Life’.

Food provides the foundation to life. Not only can we not live without food, but the wrong diet can have serious health consequences. Biology research and field work play a vital role in understanding how all organisms on the planet receive the energy they need to keep on living.

We are seeking original photographs that encapsulate the topic ‘Feeding Life’. Your photograph could address a challenging issue like food security and waste, or malnutrition, obesity, and other diet-linked diseases. It could provide insight into the feeding behaviour of a plant or animal species including predators and parasites. Or it could illustrate how we are manipulating our diets using GM and other biological techniques. Whether illustrated on a global, organismal, cellular or molecular scale, your photograph should draw attention to the topic of food and biology in a unique and thought-provoking way.

Please feel free to distribute this information amongst your members, or you if you have any questions get in touch directly with me.

There are 2 categories in the competition, each with a cash prize:

•    Photographer of the Year (over 18) – £1000 top prize

•    Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) – £500 top prize and a copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

More information can be found at

2012 winners can be found here

The deadline for entries is midnight on the 31st July.


  • Entrants may either enter the Photographer of the Year category or the Young Photographer of the Year category.
  • Entrants may enter up to three images into the competition
  • Entrants must fill in all section of the entry form which must accompany any images entered into the competition.
  • Entrants must refer to the full terms and conditions before entering

How to enter

To enter the competition, please complete the 2013 Photography competition entry formand either:

  • Email the form along with your image/s to
  • Send an electronic version of the images by post to Photography Competition, Society of Biology, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU
‘Your London’ Photography Competition

‘Your London’ Photography Competition

Barnet Libraries is currently running a photography competition, and I wondered whether your members might be interested in taking part?

The competition is open to all, not just Barnet residents, and is based on the theme of ‘Your London’.

The first prize is £100 in Amazon vouchers, and the chance to exhibit your work at Chipping Barnet Library. There is also a second place prize of a £50 voucher.

I have attached to this email a poster with more details, the rules and application form. This information can also be found on our website:

The closing date for receipt of entries is 1st July 2013.

1. Competition entrants must be aged 16 or over.
2. Entry forms can be collected at any Barnet Library or downloaded from the Barnet
Libraries website.
3. Individuals may only enter a maximum of three photos for consideration. For each
photo entered there is an entry fee of £2.00 – this is to cover costs and the prize fund.
Payment can be in cash or cheque (Cheques must be made payable to the London
Borough of Barnet). We cannot take payment by card.
4. Entries must be printed on photographic paper (maximum size of A5 or 210 x 148
mm) and can be brought into any Barnet library along with the appropriate entry
fee(s). Postal entries should be sent to ‘Photography Competition’, Libraries, North
London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP.
5. Please give each entry a title, and write this on the back of the photo .Please do not
put your name or any other identifying details or numbers on the back of the photo –
this is to make the judging process as fair as possible. Photographs should be placed
inside a sealed envelope marked ‘photography competition’, along with your entry
6. No online entries can be received. Please do not attempt to submit by email, social
media or through the Barnet libraries website – these will not be considered valid.
Only entries from the UK will be accepted.
7. Photos must be your own original work, and must not be ‘photoshopped’, and must
not contain any element of another’s work.
8. The copyright remains that of the photographer. However, by entering this
competition you are agreeing to the use of this photograph in future publicity of
Barnet libraries events, promotions and similar competitions; in an online or in a ‘hard
copy’ format such as our ‘What’s on’ booklet.
9. The closing date for all entries is Monday 1 July 2013. Winners will be notified by
email/telephone when a decision has been made. Winners will be publicly announced
on our facebook ( and twitter (@lbbadultlibrary)
pages in addition to the Barnet Libraries website by Monday 9 September 2013.
10. No correspondence can be entered into and the judge’s decision is final.

The Barking Colour Cup

The Barking Colour Cup

The Barking Colour Cup is a print competition being held at Barking Camera Club on Thursday 9 May. Each participating club can enter a maximum of only 6 prints with a limit of 2 images from any one photographer. As usual the maximum mount size is 500mm x 400mm.
If you would like to enter any prints for this competition, please either:
  • Bring your prints along to Chingford Camera Club on Monday 29 April when we compete in the 1 in 100 Competition there.
  • Bring your prints, or files for Ian to print & mount, to The Rose & Crown on Tuesday 30 April, Ian will be there between 7pm and 8pm.
  • If you’d like Ian to print and mount your images, you can email him with the files by Tuesday evening.

The Selection Committee will choose the images on Wednesday and the prints need to be delivered to Barking on Thursday so there’s no time to hang about!!


Competition versus Chingford

Competition versus Chingford

Well we were well beaten by Chingford in our first external competition of 2013 losing out by approximately 1.5 points per image.

Congratulations to Stephanie who was our highest placed entry.


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