Centenary Photographic Competition 2024

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"Time" – A photographic competition for primary and secondary students.

Centenary Photographic Competition 2024 Poster

Taking a camera and shooting a picture is easy, but how about when you are composing your image you think about how your picture might be used to discover or illustrate some aspect of science and engineering?

From your camera or mobile phone to a flower or a rainbow, from a bubble to radio mast, from smoke to light, from microscopy to astronomy, everywhere in our modern world we are facing science and engineering wonders that make our lives easier and more fun. This is the fifth year of our competition and we have had some outstanding winners.

Science meets Art – Our annual photographic competition aims at creating an opportunity for you to creatively express what you observe within science, in pictures, and we hope that this will get you to explore the visual aspects of STEAM through the art and science of photography and capture images that demonstrate and communicate STEAM concepts and phenomena.

This year 2024,

the focus of the competition is on:


(Including everything from clocks, hourglasses, sundials to biological clocks, sunsets, stars, ancient monuments and more!)

We want you to take photographs (up to 3 entries per person) that express what Time means to you or how it impacts health or our environment, including the negative or positive roles of technology. Each photograph must be accompanied with a short plain language explanation (not more than 50 words) of the thoughts behind your photograph.

Read the full details here – including FAQs, T&Cs and photography tips.


  1. Follow links to the event page on the CSES website (if you're not here already).
  2. Click "Register / Enter Now" at the top or bottom of the page.
  3. Fill in your details and submit your entry. If you're under 16 you'll need a parent to help you.

If you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Entries must be submitted no later than Friday 14 June 2024.

1 February 2024, 00:00 to 14 June 2024, 23:59