As stated on the website of the prestigious contest, “FOTCIENCIA aims to bring science and technology closer to society through scientific photography by publishing a catalog and producing an exhibition that will visit around twenty towns in all of Spain ”.
Promoted by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) with the collaboration of the Jesús Serra Foundation, of the Grupo Catalana Occidente, this photographic initiative aims to bring science closer to society through the fantastic field of photography.
In fact, it is not necessary to be a professional photographer to participate in this contest, but anyone can participate by sending an image and a short text explaining the scientific milestone that frames or represents the photograph.
The categories of FOTCIENCIA are: Micro, General, Food and nutrition, Sustainable agriculture, Science in the classroom and, this year, images that show the importance of Science and technology in the face of COVID-19 that still hits us.
This year's winning images represent, among other things, a processor with hieroglyphs, an artificial calcium carbonate dahlia or the wall formed by the fibers of an FFP2 mask.
The images selected in FOTCIENCIA 2021 (they have received a total of 556 photographs) will be included in a catalog and will also be exhibited from spring 2022 through a traveling exhibition throughout Spain . And, of course, they will also be available on the event's website.