Seeing Science

Photography Competition 2022

The art and science of photography, kaki, matt walters, university of canterbury

UC Science wants to know how you see science and/or mātauranga Māori in Aotearoa

The 2022 competition is now closed. 

Winners and finalists on the UC Science blog. 

We need your images to help us tell the story of science at UC and beyond. The images could be ultra-close-up magnifications of something that you’re working on right through to images of the earth taken from high in the sky, fungi to giant trees, and anything in between. Science and/or mātauranga Māori encompass a wide scope of subjects and topics, so we’re keen to see just how you picture these.

The aim of the images is to encourage greater participation in science by showing its variety. So, photos may be used in social media, advertising, school posters, and a variety of other ways. 

Entries are welcomed from individuals or groups. 


  • Astronomy
  • Behaviour
  • People
  • Earth Science and Climatology
  • Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Micro-imaging


  • Supreme winner: $1000
  • Category winners: $250
  • People’s choice winner: $100
  • Highly recommended: $50 (up to a maximum of 15 winners)