We are delighted to announce our third BMC Ecology and Evolution image competition! Submit your images for a chance to highlight your research, win prizes, and have your visual stories featured in the journal. Find out more about last year’s competition winner and how you can submit your images here.
The competition provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase research and the beauty of nature to a broad audience. Anyone affiliated with a research institution is eligible to enter one image into each of the following four categories:
1. Research in action. Images that showcase ecological or environmental biology research or capture experiences of conducting studies and collecting data.
2. Protecting our planet. Photos conveying efforts to support and raise awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
- SDG6.6: Protect and restore water-related ecosystems
- SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- and SDG15: Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss.
3. Plants and Fungi. Photos depicting:
- The importance of plants and fungi in ecosystems
- The extraordinary way plants and fungi have evolved to attract insects to reproduce and ensure survival.
- Extinction risk and threats to plants and fungi.
4. Paleoecology. Images which provide glimpses into long-lost worlds (e.g., fossil assemblages, microfossils, paleohistology and paleoart).
Are you ready to show your photographic talent?
Learn more about the competition and how to submit your image here.