Australian Museum New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography highly commended and finalists announced
Ten stunning images have been selected as highly commended (including three finalists) for the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography.
The images showcase everything from cicadas to fluid mechanics. They will be published today on the Australian Museum and New Scientist websites, and are also available for publication.
“Science is not just about deep insights and impressive data. It’s also beautiful and inspiring. The photographs entered into the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography illustrate science in all its beauty and wonder.” Michael Slezak, Australasia Reporter, New Scientist.
The winner of the prize will be announced in the presence of 700 science, government, cultural and media leaders at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 4 September 2013.
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The three finalists are:
The highly commended entries are:
- Gary Cranitch, South Brisbane QLD, Green turtle
- Jason Edwards, Collingwood Vic, A tale of two deaths – the poacher and the virus
- Stuart Hirth, Brisbane QLD, Fluid mechanics
- Ian Baguley, Westmead NSW, Emergence
- Helen Lambert, Moonee Beach NSW, Rampant webs
- Dr Michael Lovelace and Professor Tailoi Chan-Ling, Sydney NSW, The dawn of neurodevelopment
- Phred Petersen, Melbourne Vic, Liquid lace
All images are now online here.
The photography finalists are amongst 100 individuals who are finalists for a total of 17 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes worth $170,000.
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The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the four categories of Research and Innovation, Leadership and Commercialisation, Science Communication and Journalism, and School Science.