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Wellcome Photography Prize

Wellcome Photography Prize


The Wellcome Photography Prize is now open for submissions relating to health, science and medicine, inviting projects that investigate these themes in unusual, personal and powerful ways.


Whether you are a professional, student or amateur photographer, you’re invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020.

The competition is free to enter and you can submit as many images as you like, except for the Mental Health Series category where you can submit a maximum of five.


The winner of each category will receive £1,250, with the overall winner receiving a prize of £15,000 at an awards ceremony in London. All shortlisted images will go on show at a public exhibition in London.

If you’re a winner, there will be opportunities to showcase your work to a range of audiences. Winning images receive extensive international media coverage each year.

One entrant 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.