April 1, 2020
Communicate Science Through Imagery
Biological research is transforming our society and the world. Help the public and policymakers to better understand the breadth of biology by entering the Faces of Biology Photo Contest.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how science is being conducted in 2020. You are invited to share how you are conducting your research in these unusual times.
About the Contest
The theme of the contest is "Faces of Biology." Photographs entered into the contest must depict a person, such as a scientist, researcher, collections curator, technician, or student, engaging in biological research. The depicted research may occur outside, in a lab, with a natural history collection, on a computer, in a classroom, or elsewhere.
Prizes will be awarded to one First Place Winner, one Second Place Winner, and one Third Place Winner.
The First Place Winner will have his/her winning photo featured on the cover of BioScience, and will receive $250 and a one year subscription to BioScience.
The Second and Third Place Winners will have his/her winning photo printed inside BioScience, and will receive a one year subscription to BioScience.
Click here to read the official rules.
The contest has now ended. Please check back soon for the announcement of the 2020 winner.
The 2020 contest has ended. The contest will take place again in April 2021.
2019: Faces of Biology Photo Contest
2018: Faces of Biology Photo Contest
2017: Faces of Biology Photo Contest
2016: Faces of Biology Photo Contest
2015: Faces of Biology Photo Contest
2014: Faces of Biology Photo Contest
2013: Faces of Biology: Broader Impacts Photo Contest
2012: Faces of Biology: Teaching and Learning Photo Contest
2011: Faces of Biology Photo Contest
If you have any questions regarding the contest, please contact our
Public Programs Department .
The 2020 contest has now closed.