2015 'Art of Pathology' competition

This competition is a celebration of the objects that are vital to the practice of pathology, both past and present. We are seeking your best artistic drawings of objects that contribute to the work of pathologists and scientists around the world. 

Pathologists study the cause of disease, and the range of diagnoses and treatments provided to patients would not be possible without the help of objects or instruments in the lab. Some of these objects are Noble Prize-winning inventions, while others are simply tools which have revolutionised how millions of tests are performed every year. 

Your artwork could be an illustration of a microscope, a painting of a frog, or a mosaic of a blood bag. Any artistic method will be accepted. 

For inspiration have a look at the objects highlighted in our 50th anniversary publication, 'A History of Pathology in 50 objects'. 


Prizes will be awarded in three categories:

  • Under 11 
  • 11 - 18 
  • Over 18

Entries must include a 25-50 word caption explaining how it relates to pathology.

A £100 prize will be awarded to the most creative work in each category. 

The best entries will be published on our website and featured in the College magazine, The Bulletin.

How to enter

The deadline has now passed. Please check our other competitions.