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Vote now to choose the best UK science images

30 October 2012

Forty photographs of science and engineering endeavour have been shortlisted for a major UK photography prize. Now it's your chance to vote.

LEGO models of miniature robots by William Palin - one of the forty shortlisted photographs
LEGO models of miniature robots by William Palin - one of the forty shortlisted photographs

Regional judging of the 2012 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 of the four STFC sites (Daresbury Laboratory, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK ATC, Chilbolton Observatory). The public is now invited to visit the Photo Walk website to vote for their favourite images and help identify the final set of images that will go forward to the national judging in December.

Online Voting is now open and closes at noon on Sunday 18 November. You can vote here.

Each person visiting the website may only vote for up to ten of the 40 shortlisted images. Voting is on a scale of 1-10, where 1 is the least favourite of your chosen ten, and 10 is your favourite out of your chosen ten. 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.

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