Royal Society of Biology competition 2023

Aanchal (Upper Sixth) has won The Nancy Rothwell Award as part of the BioArtAttack competition run by the Royal Society of Biology. The BioArtAttack 2D award celebrates careful observation of the natural world and highlights the benefits of combining art and science. The Nancy Rothwell Prize is a sub-category for specimen drawings entered into this competition.

Commenting on the entries, Lucy Maycock, Learning Manager at Horniman Museum and Gardens and one of this year’s judges, said: “Wow! I am absolutely blown away by the quality of the entries to this year’s BioArtAttack competition. It was such a privilege to see so many talented young people’s artwork, and to see how many people are connecting with the natural world through their art!”

The competition was also judged by Dr Grace Sim and Andrew Crook MBE FRSA from the Royal Veterinary College, and Andrew said: ““As usual I was amazed by the standard of this year’s entries. Not only with the variety of techniques used to produce such wonderful images, but of the variety of animals chosen as subjects. From giraffe to siphonophore, it was great to see what is inspiring young people to sit down, sometimes for hours to draw these creatures. This gives me much hope for the future.”