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Wellcome Image Awards 2017

The 2017 Wellcome Image Awards will take place on 15 March at the Wellcome Trust.

The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world from 16 March 2017.

Images are judged on quality, technique, visual impact, and their ability to communicate and engage.

2017 Award prize money: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,500 for the Julie Dorrington Award winner, and £500 for each of the other winning images.

2016 Wellcome Image Awards Overall Winner

See how the 2016 Awards' overall winner, artist and scientist David Goodsell, created a unique watercolour painting of the molecular landscape inside an Ebola virus particle.

Illustrating Ebola | David S Goodsell. Filmed by Chadwick Trentham, edited by Gary Tobyn and produced by Chris Chapman.


Julie Dorrington Award

The 2016 Wellcome Image Awards saw the launch of the new Julie Dorrington Award for photography in a clinical environment. Named after one of the founders of the Wellcome Images clinical collection, this Award highlights the practice of clinical photography at a professional level and honours Julie’s contribution to Wellcome and to the clinical photography profession and the service it provides to medicine and medical education.

More Information

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Lead image credit: Alfred Anwander, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences/Wellcome Images