This years marks the centenary of Rosalind Franklin’s birth, and an exciting time for the institute named in her honour. As we prepare to open our new building, a four storey on the Harwell Campus which will house our world-unique technologies, we are looking for images from our member institutions to celebrate both our namesake and the interdisciplinary work she has inspired. These will be placed on permanent display in the building and unveiled at our opening event. One image per member institution will be chosen as a winner, with overall winners awarded in each category.

We are looking for images in three categories; fact, experience, and experiment.

Each member winner and overall category winner will be awarded a £100 prize.

These images can be submitted by any staff member or student working at one our member organisations (a list of members can be found here).


Image requirements:

  • Images can be real life, artistic, or show a scientific result (e.g. microscopy).
  • Images must be supplied in high resolution (suitable for large format digital printing. Images unsuitable for printing will not be considered).
  • Images showing people must have the written permission of those people to be included in the submitted image, and for their image to be displayed should the image win
  • Images must not breach any copyright laws, or contain any offensive material.

Entry requirements:

  • Entrants can enter a maximum of three images per category (but do not have to enter in every category).
  • Entries must be submitted using the form supplied, with an image title and maximum 50 word caption.

Image form docx  / Image form pdf 

  • The image file must also be named using our file naming convention-

Last name, First name _institution_image category.

  • Submit your entries to
  • Entrants must declare that they are the creator of the submitted image.
  • The Rosalind Franklin Centenary Image Competition will open on 14th April and close on 25th July, with the winner being announced in September.
  • By entering the competition you agree the competition’s full terms and conditions, found here.


  • Images in the three categories will be judged by a panel appointed by The Franklin, including our director Professor Jim Naismith.