Art of Pathology competition

Budding artists – if you're fascinated by science and medicine, this competition is for you!

Each year, the College runs an Art of Pathology competition, where people of all ages can submit paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital art, collages or any other media on a specific theme. Last year's theme was 'patterns', where we asked entrants to explore patterns seen through a microscope, patterns in numbers, or patterns within a pathologist’s way of working.

Entrees are required to submit a 25-50 word caption explaining how it relates to pathology. Prizes are awarded in three categories:

  • under 11
  • 11 - 18
  • over 18.

A £50 prize is awarded to the most creative work in each category, and the best entries are published on our website and featured in the College magazine, The Bulletin.

The deadline for the Art of Pathology competition has now passed. The winner will be announced during National Pathology Week, and all of the work entered will be displayed at the College's free pathology fair.

Previous winners

See which submissions scooped our top prizes in 2016. 

Last year's winner (over 18s): Dr Katherine Iles


Last year's runner up over 18s: Ealish Swift 


Last year's winner under 11s: Arnav Sharma


Last year's runner up under 11s: Rehan Rai

Need inspiration?

This year's competition may be closed – but you can still plan your entry for next year. Browse our site for ideas, and to learn more about the science behind pathology.