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Department of Pharmacology

Nature Photography Competition

For Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 of May 2021), the Department of Pharmacology Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Committee is running a Nature Photography Competition.

We want to inspire you to connect with nature (#ConnectWithNature) and gain a positive impact on your mental health.

Watch the video below to see Hamish Symington a postgraduate student in the Department of Plant Sciences tell us a little bit about the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and the competition.



To find some inspiration for your artistic endeavours you could visit the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.

You can use the garden’s trail to further immerse yourself in the garden:  

Entry to the Garden is with pre-booked tickets only. Advance booking is essential, please click here to book tickets to plan your visit ahead.

Pharmacology have 12 passes to access the Botanical Gardens for free. The cards are kept at the reception desk and are issued on a first come, first served basis. We ask that the cards are returned immediately after use, so everyone can enjoy the gardens.

Competition Rules

Submit your entries to PHARM_Teams or MRCTox_Teams folders with file name containing CRSid and image description.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 23 May 2021.

The competition is open to University of Cambridge, Department of Pharmacology and MRC Toxicology Staff and Students.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant. Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or to make it brighter etc, but the content should not be manipulated.

By submitting your photograph, you agree to it being displayed on social media and the Pharmacology website.

All entries will be judged by a panel of judges and notified by the 31st of May.

First prise includes annual membership to the Botanical Gardens and an enlarged image of your winning entry. Runner up prizes will be a selection of items from the RSPB.