Science photo competition

Images gathering dust on your hard drive? Set them free and submit them to the Alzheimer’s Research UK Science Photography Competition!

The brain is a hidden yet incredible organ, yielding many stunning sights for those studying its inner workings. To showcase the fascinating insights dementia researchers have gleaned through their work, we are holding a competition to find the best scientific images.

The competition is open to all dementia researchers, and there are two key criteria for entry:

  • Conveying an interesting aspect of dementia research
  • Being visually pleasing and engaging

Images can stem from a range of sources, such as (but not limited to) microscopy or brain scans, so let your creative juices flow.

Shortlisted entries will be displayed at a dementia art exhibition at gallery@oxo from 15-18 March 2018, with the winning image selected by a public vote held during the exhibition. Entrants with shortlisted images will be invited to a private view of the exhibition taking place on the opening night (14 March 2018).

Submission details

Images should be submitted electronically using the form below. A maximum of three images per person can be submitted. Images should be a maximum of 25MB and a minimum of 300dpi, as JPEG or TIFF files.

You will need to include a title for the image, and a description of the image putting the research into context. The description must be comprehensible to lay readers, and will be taken into consideration by the judges when shortlisting.


All entries need to be submitted by 11:00pm on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

By entering the competition, you are deemed to accept these competition rules and the terms and conditions.

Entrants with shortlisted images will be selected and notified in February 2018, and the winner announced in March 2018 following a public vote at the art exhibition.