Photography Prize 2020
The Wellcome Photography Prize is a competition run by the Wellcome Trust.
Whether you are a professional, student or amateur photographer, you’re invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020, which celebrates compelling imagery that will encourage conversations about the health challenges of our time.
For 2020, our theme is Mental Health, which covers two of our five prize categories. We’re still keen to receive photos relating to other health issues as well.
There competition has five categories:
• Social Perspectives (single image): explore how good and bad health affect society.
• Hidden Worlds (single image): expose hidden details, combat health taboos or reveal places difficult to access.
• Medicine in Focus (single image): show healthcare, medicine or surgery up close and personal.
• Mental Health (single image): dispel the visual clichés of mental illness, fight stigmas and explore individual’s lived experience or recovery.
• Mental Health (series of up to five images): tell a story through related images that explores the spectrum of mental health to mental ill health.
The competition is free to enter and you can submit as many images as you like, except in the Mental Health Series prize category where you can submit a maximum of five images for each entry.
You cannot enter the same image in more than one category.
Deadline : 16 December 2019
Who may enter ?
Participation in this competition is international and open to any amateur or professional photographers from anywhere in the world.
Prizes and publicity
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. Our 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.