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Science in Focus | Science Photography Competition

Photography has emerged as a powerful tool to tell stories of science and simplify scientific ideas and concepts that are difficult to capture through words. Through ‘Science in Focus’, we are seeking compelling visual stories on the theme of ‘everyday science’. Science is not just confined to research labs or classrooms, it’s a way to make better sense of the world around us and to help solve our many problems. This competition will allow participants to share their encounters with science in everyday life.

'Science in Focus' is the annual science photography competition of the Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology's (FAST India) flagship event - India Science Festival. This competition is open to everyone and encourages participants to showcase their photography skills. The finalists of this competition will have their entries displayed at a physical photo exhibition at Hyderabad, in January 2023.

The finalists’ entries will be displayed in an online exhibition as well as in an offline mode, (on the ISF grounds). The contest is free to enter, and open to all members of the public. Images must be taken in 2022 and entries should be based on contest guidelines. Images should be supplied at as high a resolution as possible (for printing up to A1 minimum), suitable for printing in media and an exhibition. Images must be supplied in a clean format (e.g. no text, symbols, and borders). Images should be no larger than 10 MB. Photos must be in JPEG format.

Each participant can submit up to two images. Judging will be based on the single image and not the series of images. Each image must be accompanied with the name of contributor(s), title of the image, story behind the image (a brief lay description of the image preferably in the form of a story, of not more than 80 words).ISF may run an online rating process whereby members of the public may vote for a favourite photograph.

Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping is acceptable. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding/ removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited. The decision of the Judges and ISF is final and no negotiation will be entertained with respect to any such decision.




1st Position - 30,000 INR
2nd Position - 20,000 INR
3rd Position - 10,000 INR


Open to Everyone

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The Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology (FAST India) will be storing contact information and competition entries as part of the India Science Fest database. Shortlisted entries will be publicized on ISF's various social media handles, the ISF blog page and our annual magazine.


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