How to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize

The Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 will open for submissions in October 2020.

Entry conditions for the 2020 prize

The competition was free to enter and entrants were able to submit as many images as they liked, except in the Mental Health Series category where they could submit a maximum of five images for each entry.

Entrants could not enter the same image in more than one category.

Each entry will be judged individually and should work as a standalone image, unless submitted in the Mental Health Series category.

The image maker will retain full copyright over their own work. Images may be used in the context of the prize (in exhibitions, promotions, publications and media coverage including social media) for three years.

For winning and shortlisted images only, ongoing permission is granted to use select images in the context of the prize and to support Wellcome’s broader charitable work. This is so that we can continue discussions about the health issues and stories to which the images relate.

Judging panel and criteria

The judging panel for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020 was made up of photographers, curators, and medical and media professionals, bringing a range of perspectives and talents. 

All images were judged anonymously on visual and technical merit, and storytelling.

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