Wellcome Photography Prize 2019

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Wellcome Photography Prize 2019

Entries are open for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019. Whether you are a research scientist, a documentary or clinical photographer, an artist, or a photojournalist, this is a great opportunity for you to inspire people to think differently about health, medicine, and life.

Wellcome Foundation invites photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine, and science.

Who May Eligible:

Research scientist, a documentary or clinical photographer, an artist, or a photojournalist are eligible to apply.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To win the competition, you need to do register through the given link:  https://photoprizeentry.wellcome.ac.uk/

There are four categories in the competition:

  • Social perspectives – explore how health and illness affect the way we live
  • Hidden worlds – reveal details hidden to the naked eye
  • Medicine in focus – show health and healthcare up close and personal
  • Outbreaks (2019 theme) – capture the impact of disease as it spreads.


  • Submissions must be in digital format but the original imagery does not need to be eg high-quality scans of artworks are acceptable.
  • There is no limit on the number of images an individual can submit.
  • People under the age of 18 must have consent from a parent or legal guardian before submitting images into the prize and by entering are confirming that they have permission.
  • Each image can only be entered once into the prize.
  • Each image can only be entered in one category. Wellcome reserves the right to move an image into a different category if it feels that is more appropriate.
  • Each image will be judged individually and must work as a standalone image. If submitting more than one image from the same series of work please consider which images have the most impact and only submit those that each offers something unique.
  • Diptychs, triptychs, and polyptychs will be accepted if they are submitted as a single image.
  • Images that have won or been shortlisted previously in the prize cannot be entered again.
  • Any works originally commissioned by Wellcome are not eligible for submission.
  • Images that have been previously published can be entered into the prize.
  • Watermarks, names or other information identifying the image creator or copyright holder, their representative, or any institutional affiliations or publications, must not be visible in the images themselves. This information will be asked for as part of the submission process and can be included in the accompanying metadata.
  • Any manipulations or alterations made to an image in post-production (eg false coloring an electron micrograph or intentionally distorting part of an image for creative purposes) are allowed as long as they are clearly described in the accompanying image caption.
  • All images must be accompanied with accurate captions and metadata containing all the information described in the guidance provided during the submission process. For any submissions not provided in English, Wellcome reserves the right to translate these into English.
  • All images must be submitted as high-resolution files suitable for printing as winning images will be reproduced including in print format. Images must be at least 15Mb in size (uncompressed file size) and use Adobe RGB (1998) color model and profile. TIFF or high-resolution JPG formats are preferred.


  • The winner of each category will receive £1,250, with the overall winner receiving a prize of £15,000. Prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony in London on 3 July 2019.
  • All the winning and shortlisted entries will go on show in a major public exhibition at Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts London, from 4-13 July 2019.
  • If you’re a winner, they will also offer you opportunities to take part in events to showcase your work to a range of audiences.
  • their winning images receive extensive international media coverage each year.
  • The winner of the Medicine in Focus category will be invited to produce the Julie Dorrington commission, a photo story exploring and documenting a patient’s journey with their condition.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for entries is December 17, 2018.

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