2022 FNR Science Image Competition – discover the awarded images!

The FNR is pleased to announce the ‘awarded’ and ‘distinction’ images of the 2022 FNR Science Image Competition, including the first ever ‘Prix du Public’! The FNR Science Image Competition has multiple aims: to show the growing role of images in scientific research, to reveal how scientific work is conducted, to give a face to the researchers conducting it and to present various ways to engage the public with science. Discover the exhibition at Luxembourg Science Center until late September 2022 and in Luxembourg City until the end of the year!


“It is important for us to go into the public space with our exhibitions in order to break down any barriers. The passer-by should come into contact with these fascinating images and be inspired by them. It is an invitation to curiosity, to halt for a moment, and to allow one’s imagination to run free.” – Didier Goossens, Head of Corporate Communication at FNR

A whopping 122 images were submitted across the four categories by around 40 different researchers and science communicators in Luxembourg, across the four categories:

1) Object of study: From the microcosm to the macrocosm, images of the research object captured by scientists using a camera or generated by a computer.

2) Scientists in action: Photographs of research in practice, presented by and featuring those conducting it.

3) Places and tools: Photographs of the surroundings in which scientists take measurements, generate data, share their passion, make discoveries and of the instruments they use while doing so.

4) Science outreach activities: Photographs of an activity where researcher and science communicators dialogue with the school children, students or the wider public or of interactive projects for school children, students and the wider public, giving them an overview of science and research and/or scientists’ research methods.

Exhibitions: Awarded and photos with distinction can be discovered in all of their beauty on large exhibition panels!

From 29 June until end of September 2022: Inside Luxembourg Science Center, 1 Rue John Ernest Dolibois, 4573 Differdange.

From Mid-September 2022: In front of Lycée de Garçons in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg (Place Auguste Laurent) – until the end of the year.

New for 2022: Prix du Public, media partner, individual features

In 2022, we introduce the ‘Prix du Public’, run together in collaboration with our 2022 media partner RTL Luxembourg. A pre-selection of images was made available for a public vote on the RTL website. Starting in 2022, we also offer a short feature for each exhibited image, to offer a bit more insight into the stories behind each image. The features can be discovered via the links below, and are also directly accessible at the exhibition, by a QR code displayed next to each image.

For the other prizes, an international jury selected the winning photographs, images and videos, based on their aesthetic quality and their aptitude to inspire and fascinate, to convey or to illustrate knowledge, to narrate a story, to engage the public to explore a new universe.

[Re]discover the awarded photos from the two previous FNR Science Image Competitions below

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