BMJ flashes the cash for Photo award
- By: Lynn Eaton
The BMJ is sponsoring a photography award, Medicine and Life, part of this year's Novartis and Daily Telegraph Visions of Science Photographic Awards. The winner will receive £500 ($900; €730) and wide exposure of their image.
The judges will be seeking an image that creatively illustrates disease, diagnostic techniques, and current treatments to a wider audience. It may show something never seen before, explain a phenomenon from the medical world, show how medicine or an illness can affect lives, illustrate scientific data, or simply show the beauty of science in medicine.
The picture above--an x ray film of an implanted pacemaker--is an example of the type of image judges are seeking.
Other categories in the Science Photographic Awards are action, people, concept, and art. Photos must have been taken on or after 1 January 2000, and the closing date is 7 May 2004.
For further information visit www.visions-of-science.co.uk or call