FOTCIENCIA Scientific Photography Competition

Photography has turned out to be a frontline tool for science, not only in registering what the eye perceives, but also, in many cases, in registering what is impossible to see. And this is what we discovered in the over 700 photographs that participated in the fifteenth edition of the FOTCIENCIA Photography Competition, which the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología(FECYT) holds every year together with the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

The aim of this competition, which the Fundación Jesús Serrahas been sponsoring for several editions, is to bring science closer to the people through an artistic and aesthetic perspective suggested by using scientific images. A jury formed by professionals related to photography, microscopy, and science selects the winners in the "general" and "micro" categories from the participating images. All photographs can be voted on online via the website

This selection includes three of the images that the jury has chosen as the winners by mainly taking into account three basic aspects: originality, artistic quality, and scientific and informative content.

Out of the photographs submitted, the organization will select 49 that will become part of a traveling exhibition that will travel to different places in Spain throughout the year.

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