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At Eureka we commission striking and original photography (see the “Eureka photography” slideshow tab above to see some of the best). Could you produce something similar and be our next great photographer?

At Eureka we think that original and elegant photography can help to make science, technology and the environment come alive for our readers. Many of the photographers we have used have won awards for their work. We now want to find and inspire a new generation of young talent so, in association with Science Photo Library and the Royal Institution, we are launching our first photography competition.

We are offering three prizes, each of £1,000, for a single still image, a project of still images and a moving image. In return we’d like young photographers between 18 and 26 to send us original work on the themes that Eureka covers: science, technology, engineering, environment etc. Also you must explain to us briefly why your subject is interesting, ie the story behind the image.

For details of how to enter, please read the terms and conditions below, but all entrants must include the following details:



E-mail address

Date of birth

Contact telephone number

And good luck!

Eureka Young Photographer Awards: Terms and conditions

The Eureka Young Photographer Awards are open to UK and ROI photographers: students, professionals or non-professionals.

Age limit: 18 years to 26 years (your age on April 30, 2012, must between 18 and 26 inclusive). Entrants may be required to provide proof of age.

Photographers may submit recent work relating to the themes of science, technology, engineering or the environment. Each entry must be accompanied by an explanation of no more than 100 words of how the work relates to the theme.

Photographers may enter any or all of the three award categories:

Single image award — 1 still image only

Project award — a sequence of stills on one subject, up to a maximum of 6

Moving image award — 1 entry of up to 90 seconds in length

Each photographer may make up to three entries (eg, you may enter the Single image award three times, or each award once).

The shortlisted and winning entries will be decided by a panel of judges.

No emphasis or special treatment will be given to any individual image or entry based on the photographer or the number of images entered.

The judges’ selection for the exhibition is final — no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.


Jon Jones – Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine

Jim Al-Khalili – Physicist, author, broadcaster

Giles Revell – Photographer, artist

Rose Taylor – Editor, Science Photo Library

Madeleine Penny – Picture editor, Eureka magazine


All entries must be submitted before 5pm on April 30, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted.

How to enter

Entries must be made by e-mail, to

Images may be black and white or colour.

Still images must be uploaded as jpegs and files must not exceed 1280x1024px at 72dpi.

Moving image submissions must have a maximum size of 1920×1080 (1080p) and a minimum size of 720×576 (SD). The format must be: H.264 .mov or just a normal .avi — maximum file size of 100mb.

Videos should have a maximum length of 90 seconds.

Upload your videos to Vimeo or YouTube and send the link in your e-mailed entry.

Shortlisted photographers will be required to provide high-quality images and/or video. High-quality images and video must be delivered by May 11, 2012.

Photographers who have been shortlisted will be notified by e-mail by May 8, 2012.

The shortlisted images will be published on and a selection of them will appear in Eureka magazine, as chosen by the Eureka picture editor, and in an exhibition at the Royal Institution from June 6, 2012 to June 19, 2012. The winners’ work will be published in Eureka magazine on June 7, 2012 and on

Images may also be used in other material in connection with the Eureka Young Photographer Awards, whether inpaper or digitally, including for news or publicity purposes. Images may be displayed on a blog monitored by The Times throughout the length of the competition. By entering, you agree that you consent to these uses of your work. Publication of an entry does not necessarily mean that it has been shortlisted.

The winners of the Single image award, the Project award and the Moving image award prizes of £1,000 chosen by the panel of judges will be announced at an awards night on June 6, 2012. The overall winner will win a commission to create a still or moving image special project for Eureka magazine.

Each photographer exhibiting at the exhibition will be entitled to attend the Eureka Young Photographer Awards exhibition at the Royal Institution. Travel and accommodation expenses to the exhibition or the awards will not be included.

All copyright of any submitted work will remain with the photographer, however by entering, each entrant licenses Times Newspapers Limited a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right to use the entries as set out in these terms and conditions. By entering, you promise that the works are your own previously unpublished works. If any people are featured in the work, you promise that you have their permission to be entered in this competition.

News International and Science Photo Library employees may not enter the competition.

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Are you 11-18 years old?

Have you got real talent, care and commitement?

The Ambition AXA Awards are searching for the UK’s most gifted and driven young people

Has someone ever told you that you’ve got something special? Do your parents, coaches or teachers say you’ve got what it takes to get to the top (or are you a parent, teacher or coach who’s spotted potential in a young person)? These awards have been created to help Britain’s youth achieve their ambition.

For anyone between the age of 11 and 18 who really wants to succeed, whether it’s in sport, enterprise, the arts, science, or in the community, these awards are an opportunity to make their dreams come true.

Find out more or how to apply:

Deadline: 14th October 2011

And the award goes to… ‘Crime of the Century’, by Jojo

Jojo Morrall (19) from Edmonton has received the coveted Young Achievers Award (Community category) for her dedication to raising awareness of the cause and effects of knife crime.

Jojo saw off competition from over two hundred young people from across the country to win the title – and ‘money-can’t-buy-prize’ – for her voluntary work with the Chickenshed Theatre and ITV Fixers.

When Jojo’s cousin, Shaquille Smith, became the youngest victim to be stabbed to death in Britain, Jojo wrote ‘Crime of the Century’, a hard-hitting and compelling play about knife crime to ensure that her cousin would always be remembered and to vocalize the need for action against gang related violence.

In spite of the pain caused by her cousin’s death, Jojo was determined to create a positive tool in the fight against gang related violence. Jojo worked with the Chickenshed theatre to produce the play, performing it across the country as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009, where it was nominated for the “Total Theatre” and “Spirit of the Fringe” awards.

Following on from its success as a play, Jojo has worked with ITV Fixers to turn ‘Crime of the Century’ into a 10-minute film that will be taken into schools as part of a workshop educating students about knife crime, exposing the factors that lead up to it in order to prevent it.

ITV Fixers nominated JoJo for her Young Achievers Award and upon winning she said: “It’s hard to sum up how much this award means to me and my family. It’s hard to put into words my passion about the issue… Knife Crime was once thought about as a phenomenon with no end- no light at the end of the tunnel- just countless lost souls… This award shows hope and recognition not of me but the loss we have all witnessed and the stand against it continuing… This award pushes me further to ensure it is well deserved”.

You can discover more about JoJo’s achievements by reading her case study at

Organised and run by The Young Achiever’s Trust, the Young Achiever’s Awards are held to celebrate the contribution of young volunteers, activists and social entrepreneurs in England. For more information on the Young Achievers Trust visit

If you know an exceptional young person or group of individuals who have made a selfless contribution to your community then nominate them for one of the Diana Award schemes. There are 3 award schemes:

  • The Diana Award: For individuals aged 12-18 who have made a continued, selfless contribution to their community and have shown exceptional personal qualities.
  • The Diana Anti-Bullying Award: For individuals or groups aged 5-18 who have tackled bullying in their schools and communities.
  • The Diana Certificate of Excellence: For groups aged 12-18 who have worked together to make their communities a better place to be.

The deadlines for nominations are 12th November 2010. For more information and to nominate someone please see the website


The Spirit of London Awards wants you, the people of London to nominate someone who you think has done amazing things, so the Spirit of London foundation can give back some amazing opportunities.

From meeting the Prime Minster at Number 10 Downing St.; to having some time with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson; through to having the support of the foundation, which in turn will provide your friend with an incredible amazing platform to showcase their achievements!

So what are you waiting for? If you know a young person or group of young people who deserve recognition for their positive contribution to the community.

Nominate them now – there are all sorts of categories and it will make a difference!

Deadline for nominations is 7th October 2010

Do you know a fantastic young person (UK resident) who has given up their time (volunteered) to make great things happen in the areas of sport, community, arts or the environment and deserves some praise?

If so why not nominate them for a Young Achievers Award?!

Recognising inspirational young people who’ve made a difference through their volunteer efforts, in the arts, community, environment and sport during the past 12 months.

This year’s Young Achievers Awards nominations are now open and it’s a fantastic way to publically recognise and commend the efforts that the extraordinary young people you know go to for their community and peers.

You can now nominate someone or yourself (if you self-nominate you need someone else to verify your activities) and the deadline is 30 September 2010. To request a nomination form please email