This award was established by the British Phycological Society in recognition of Hilda Canter-Lund, whose stunning photographs will be known to many members. Her photomicrographs of freshwater algae combined high technical and aesthetic qualities whilst still capturing the quintessence of the organisms she was studying.
The BPS Council offers an annual award (presently £250) for a photograph on a phycological theme that best combines these informative, technical and aesthetic qualities. It can be of a micro- or macroalga, marine, freshwater or terrestrial, taken using any photographic medium. The competition is open to all (not just BPS members). Details, including the closing date, will be announced on ALGAE-L each year. Shortlisted photographs will be placed on the BPS website after the closing date, and the winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the BPS, on the BPS website and on ALGAE-L.
The closing date for submissions to the 2022 competition was 20 May 2022. The rules for the competition are available to download here. Please start preparing for the 2023 competition, which will be announced in early 2023.