Entries are being accepted in the following categories that reflect all aspects of social science. You can enter up to three photographs in the competition. Each photograph may only be submitted once, but you are able to enter in just one, or across three of the seven categories. Only young people up to the age of 17 may enter up to three images in the Young People category.
The seven subject categories are open to all, excluding young people.
From climate change, waste management, through to energy use, the green economy and food production and the environment. Subjects could include recycling in action, flooding, the rural economy, renewable energy, pollution, sustainable transport.
Capture the areas of public services from crime and policing, education and teaching, health services to social care, defence and local services. How would you illustrate choice and competition in public services, the demand for education, changes in the health service and welfare provision?
From the running the government and state affairs, to the distribution of resources and the management of public affairs. Issues include declining election turnouts, devolution and Scottish independence, planning reform, trust and politicians, localism, civil liberties. How would you portray politics?
Economy and business
Employment and skills, recession and growth, small businesses, trade and distribution, pensions and saving. This covers labour markets, productivity and innovation, management and retail through to industry and banking.
Observe the world and society around you. How would you depict social mobility, what it means to be British, the role of the family, religion today , an ageing society, relationships and lifestyles?
Culture, media and sport
What do culture, media and sport mean to you? This category could include the influence of online media, the popularity of the music festival, the 2012 Olympics, press freedom, the world of art or the rise of online gambling.
Can you create exciting images from a world perspective? How would you depict International relations, world poverty, the role of the European Union, the elections in the US and global uncertainties?
Young photographer (11-17 years only)
Social science, in its broadest sense, is the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us. What does social science means to you and how would you portray the social sciences in one image?
Closing date: 17 August 2012.