Australian Museum New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography highly commended and finalists announced – from Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, ACT and New South Wales.
Three finalists and seven highly commended images have been selected for the 2014 Australian Museum New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography.
The images bring you face to face with manta rays, moths and the crown-of-thorns starfish, and even closer to microscopic flowerbuds and human tissue wreathed by nanoparticles. They will be published today on the Australian Museum and New Scientist websites, and are also available for publication.
“Scientists know that science is beautiful. The art of science photography is to share the beauty of science with a much wider audience. Great scientific photography can inspire non-scientists to learn more—and perhaps remind scientists why they do what they do.” Michael Slezak, Australasia Reporter, New Scientist.
The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence in Research and Innovation; Leadership; Science Communication and Journalism; and School Science.
The winner of the prize will be announced in the presence of 660 science, government, cultural and media leaders at the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Award Dinner at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 10 September 2014.
The images are available for publication in connection with stories on the Eureka Prizes. For access contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9398 1416.
The three finalists are:
The seven highly commended entries are:
- Michael Bradshaw, Perth, WA, Nanoparticle planet
- Peter Enright, Coolum Beach, Qld, Bolt out of the blue
- Ralph Grimm, Jimboomba, Qld, The face of a moth
- Phred Petersen, Melbourne, Vic, Flight of the samara
- Anne Rios, Melbourne, Vic, Probing the breast in 3D
- Pete Wheeler, Perth, WA, An ancient landscape for modern science
- Richard Wylie, Sandy Beach, NSW, Thorny problems
All images are now online at http://australianmuseum.net.au/2014-Eureka-Prize-for-Science-Photography
The three photography finalists are amongst 44 entries selected as finalists for 15 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes worth a total of $150,000.
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