No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this competition. Please note this is a creative science competition and not a prize draw. The BioMedia Meltdown competition is a contest where eligible students are invited to submit an art piece to the Linnean Society of London in any creative media. By entering the BioMedia Meltdown competition you accept, personally, the conditions stated in these official competition rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges.
The competition will comprise an open submission phase, judging phase, and exhibition/awards event, with winners announced and awards presented.
Competition dates and times:
• The competition will receive entries from March 2019-March 16 2020.
• Entries will close on the 16 March 2020 and should be posted to:
The Linnean Society
attn: Daryl Stenvoll-Wells, BioMedia Project Manager,
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF
London schools or organisations with more than 10 unique entry submissions may request collection if notified before 1 March 2020.
• Judging will take place and finalists will be notified before the close of spring term 2020.
• An exhibition and awards ceremony event will take place in April 2020.
To be eligible to enter the BioMedia Meltdown Competition the following terms must be met:
All entries must be submitted with a completed BMM Competition Entry Form 2020. Entries must be a piece of creative media that is in line with the official rules of the BioMedia Meltdown Competition. It is the entrant’s responsibility to comply with these official rules.
How to enter the competition:
All entries must be submitted with the BMM Competition Entry Form 2020. If possible, creative media should be physically submitted via post to the following address:
BioMedia Meltdown Competition, The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBF
For media that cannot be submitted physically, photographs or links to videos and audio files can be submitted instead. If a piece of creative media is being submitted physically the submission form must be attached to the entry. For entrants who are unable physically to send in their entries, the completed entry form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the video or an attachment of the creative media to be assessed. Collection can be arranged on request for large volumes of work at a school or other organisation.
The copyright for each piece of media remains with the entrant but the Linnean Society of London reserves the right to have all media displayed in an exhibition and/or publish images/videos in connection with the competition as it deems appropriate.
Students may enter the BioMedia Meltdown Competition as either an individual or a group.
Entering the competition as an individual:
• Only one piece of media can be entered per applicant.
• All media must be originally produced by the individual entrant and not be a product of further collaboration.
• Submitted media must be in line with the terms and conditions of the BioMedia Meltdown Competition Official Rules as listed below.
Entering the competition as a group:
• Only one piece of media can be entered per group.
• A group cannot exceed more than three members.
• All media must be originally produced by only the members of the group and not a product of further collaboration.
• All team members must meet the eligibility requirements of the competition.
• All team members must be from the same school or organisation.
• Submitted media must be in line with the terms and conditions of the BioMedia Meltdown Competition Official Rules.
All media entered into the BioMedia Meltdown Competition must be original, and therefore have no copyrighted material that does not belong to the entrant (this includes company names, music, photographs, works of art, television, movies, or other media).
The following creative media may be used:
•Drawing, Painting or Collage •Printmaking •Photography •Sculpture •Film/Video •Theatre/Dance (performance filmed with audio) •Music • Animation • Textiles •Creative Writing (Poetry, Prose, Spoken Word) • Installation • Bookmaking
*If uncertain about the eligibility of your entry, contact <email@example.com>
All submitted media will be assessed by independent judges comprised of life science and education professionals as well as artists inspired by biology/life science/natural history.