14. November 2018

Submit your photo now: Photographing Science – a DNRF photo competition

The winning photo 2018.
The winning photo 2018. Photo: Jonas S. Neergaard Nielsen, Hy-Q, DTU

Photos have the ability to unseal the world of science in a surprising and inviting way by its beauty or otherwise fascinating appeal. The DNRF would like to share with a broader audience how scientific discovery each day advances our knowledge of ourselves and the world we live. We will do this by telling the stories of your scientific advances or discoveries with a photo as a visual entry point.

To this end, the foundation launches a photo competition based on an interest in the photograph’s potential as documentation and communication of scientific research.

We hereby invite the Danish scientific community to submit their best photos to the contest and hereby contribute to scientific storytelling to a broad audience.

Videnskab.dk is media partner on the competition, and photos will be shown on both Videnskab.dk and the DNRF’s websites, posted for Twitter, and published in the DNRF Annual Report 2018. Winners will be contacted directly for video interviews.

Winners will be elected by a panel assembled by the DNRF. This panel will also choose ten photos which will be posted on Videnskab.dk. As a supplement to the panel’s decision, Videnskab.dk will launch a vote for “the people’s choice”.

We encourage all scientific fields to participate in the competition. The photos should not be produced to “look like art”, but rather evoke emotions, curiosity or wonder at the same time as it describes a scientific procedure or object.

    • Submit your photos now and until February 1, 2019 to photocompetition@dg.dk      (1 photo per person)
    • Ultimo February the panel decides on 1st, 2nd and 3rd price
    • Photos must be accompanied by a short text (max 100 words)
    • Only photos will be accepted (no power points, graphic figures etc.)

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

    • Christine Buhl Andersen, Director at Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket
    • Louise Wolthers, Research Manager/Curator at the Hasselblad Foundation
    • Minik Rosing, Professor at the Natural History Museum, board member at the DNRF and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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