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Beaker Street Science Photography Prize

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Have an eye for science? Beaker Street’s annual Science Photography Prize invites all Tasmanians to showcase the wonders of our extraordinary part of the world — which is teeming with science and scientists. Finalist images are displayed at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery during Beaker Street Festival each August, with great prizes on offer for Judges’ and People’s Choice winners. Entries are judged on your image and your statement – together they should tell a scientific story.

The People’s Choice Winner will receive:

A Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Gift Voucher for two (2) adults to travel on one of their award-winning 3-hour Wilderness Cruises with either Bruny Island Cruises, Tasman Island Cruises or Wineglass Bay Cruises.

The Judges Choice Winner will receive:

A $200 Voucher at Frogmore Creek Cellar Door and Restaurant in Richmond, Tasmania, which can be used for wine and/or food.

 

All Finalists will receive:

Photographs professionally printed by master printer Simon Olding at Full Gamut, Tasmania’s leading fine art printer, and exhibited at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 6 August 2024 – 25 August 2024.

Judges’ Choice Winner 2023

Luke Brokensha, Skeletonema

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People’s Choice Winner 2023

Anthony Davey, Blackwood Fractals

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All 2023 Finalists

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Death of a pest

Death of a pest Diane Nicolson Category: Shows an Ecological ConceptThe European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was introduced into Tasmania in…

Night mapping in King Island – Looking for tungsten ore!

Night mapping in King Island - Looking for tungsten ore! Angela Isaura Santos Costa Category: Shows the Scientific Value of…

Ancient folds

Ancient folds Grant Dixon Category: Shows the Results of a Physical Process than has Altered a LandscapeA major geological deformation…

Skeletonema

Skeletonema Luke Brokensha Category: Utilises Microscopy Winner of the Judges' Choice AwardThis image was taken using a Scanning Electron Microscope.…

Blackwood Fractals

Blackwood Fractals Anthony Davey Category: Shows a Biological Concept Winner of the People's Choice AwardThis image of a Blackwood tree…

Pixies Parasols – Another Perspective

Pixies Parasols - Another Perspective Shan Karunathilake (Ryan Shan) Category: Utilises MacrophotographyMost of the mass of these beautiful mushrooms (Mycene…

BlueTears

BlueTears Kerry Doyle Category: Shows an Ecological ConceptThe photo shows 'sea-sparkle', which is bioluminescence produced by a bloom of the…

Milky Way over Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory

Milky Way over Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory David Nolan Category: Shows Scientific Equipment or a Research OutputThe Milky Way is…

Future Energy

Future Energy Bruce Moyle Category: Shows Scientific Equipment or a Research OutputIn the vast expanse of the ocean, where beauty…

Bumblebee Blues

Bumblebee Blues Toby Schrapel Category: Utilises MacrophotographySome of these fluorescent materials in the bumblebee’s eye correspond to the rhodopsin and…

Cider

Cider Benjamin Alldridge Category: Shows a Physical Process in ActionIn a narrow sliver of Tasmania’s highlands, one species dominates the…

Graceful Giants: A Mesmerising Dance with the Majestic Humpback Whale

Graceful Giants: A Mesmerising Dance with the Majestic Humpback Whale Nathaniel Shihui Lau Category: Shows a Physical Process in ActionEvery…

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