Photo Competition 2024

Participate in the DNRF’s photo competition 2024 with a photo from your research world.

We will announce the winners at the DNRF’s annual meeting on September 5, 2024. In addition, we will exhibit the three winning pictures plus 10 additional pictures from the competition’s participants.
You can submit your contribution from February 20 until May 17, 2024, at noon.
We encourage people across all research fields to participate. 

Each day, scientific discovery creates new knowledge and helps to develop the world around us. At the DNRF, we want to spread the stories of your scientific progress and discoveries. One way we can do this is with photos that arouse an immediate fascination and curiosity.

Therefore, for the seventh year in a row, we invite researchers from all Danish research fields to submit the best of their research images to our competition and thereby contribute to scientific communication aimed at a wider audience.

The winners will be selected by a panel assembled by the DNRF. This panel will also choose an additional ten photos selected for their individual significance.

We encourage people from all fields of research to participate in the competition. Your photo should evoke emotion, curiosity, and wonder. Furthermore, the image should describe a scientific process or show an object related to the research.

More about the DNRF Photo Competition 2023

Submit to the DNRF’s photo competition 2024

Below you can find more information about the competition’s deadline, panel, and selection criteria:

    • Submit from February 20 until May 17, 2024.
    • Upload Photo of a minimum of 2500×2500 pixels.
    • Photos must be accompanied by a short text (max. 100 words).
    • Only photos will be accepted (no PowerPoints, graphic figures, etc.).
    • We allow only one picture for each participant in the competition.
    • We announce the winners at the DNRF’s annual meeting on September 5, 2024.

    • Degree to which the photo evokes emotions in the observer.
    • Degree to which the photo works as a visual entry point to the story behind the specific research result.
    • Aesthetic quality of the photo.


    • Ken Arnold: Director of Medicinsk Museion, Wellcome Trust, and Professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen
    • Andreas Roepstorff: Director of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS)
    • Charlotte Schwartz, Ph.D. – Photo Curator and Research Librarian, The National Photo Collection

    Read more about the new judges

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