Seeing Science

Photography Competition 2023

Entries are now open!

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

2022 Seeing Science Winners and finalists are 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
  • Staff
  • Story-Telling (a series of 3 images)


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

Read our full terms and conditions here