Last year's winning image, by Stuart McIntyre, showing the technoloogy behind future large telescopes.
Forty of the most spectacular photographs of cutting edge science and engineering have been shortlisted for a major UK photography prize. The public now has a chance to vote online to decide which ten images they think are the most dynamic, inspiring and spectacular.
Regional judging of the 2012 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Photo Walk entries is now complete, and the panels, including members of the Royal Photographic Society, have selected their Top 10 images for each STFC site. The public is now invited to visit the Photo Walk website
to vote for their favourite images and help us identify the final set of images that will go forward to the national judging in December.
Online Voting opens at noon on Monday 29 October and closes at noon on Sunday 18 November 2012.
Each person visiting the website may vote for up to ten of the 40 shortlisted images. Voting is on a scale of 1 – 10, where 1 is the least favourite and 10 is the most favourite. The six images with the highest average score at the end of the voting process, along with the four regional winners, will progress to the national judging panel, where an overall winner will be selected.
During September amateur and professional photographers were given unique 'behind the scenes' access to British science laboratories that have been at the forefront of a number of recent scientific discoveries including new insights into the formation of stars in distant galaxies, new drug treatments and new weather forecasting models produced on some of the world's fastest supercomputers.
The best UK Photo Walk images will qualify for an international competition against images from laboratories in the United States, Germany, Italy and Canada.