The New Scientist Eureka Prized for Science Photography goes to an Australian over the age of 18 for “a single photograph taken in the past two years that most effectively communicates an aspect of science". First prize wins $5000, second prize $3000 and third prize $2000 (damn not being Australian I hear you cry!).
Check out the final 10 entries here: http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/technology/sci-tech/2012-new-scientist-eureka-prize-for-science-photography-top-ten-20120814-245wx.html
The winner of the 10 finalists will be announced on the 28th August, I’ll be posting up the winner’s photograph then so keep an eye out!