Wellcome Trust: Wellcome Photography Prize

The Wellcome Trust invites entries to its photography prize. This recognises pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide. Entries should captivate people with stories of science and medicine, and start conversations about some of the health challenges humanity faces today.

Applicants may submit entries to one or more of the following categories:

  • 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 – capture the impact of disease as it spreads


Research scientists, documentary or clinical photographers, artists, and photojournalists may apply.

Entries may be created with any techniques, including:

  • photography, such as documentary, clinical, studio, still life;
  • close-up photography, such as photomacrography, macro photography, photomicrography;
  • microscopy, such as light, electron, super-resolution;
  • medical imaging, such as CT, PET, MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, thermography;
  • new and emerging imaging technologies;
  • data visualisation;
  • artistic media, such as illustration, 3D printing, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media.

Value of the Award

Each category has a prize worth £1,250 (approx. AUD $2,200), with the overall winner receiving a prize of £15,000 (approx. AUD $27,000). All the winning and shortlisted entries will go on show in a major public exhibition at Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, from 4 to 13 July 2019.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

Applications are submitted directly to the Sponsor by 17 December 2018

If you decide to apply for this award, please contact Dale Godfrey.

Prior to submission please ensure that your University of Adelaide Researcher Profile page is up to date.

Further Information

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