​A2 Biologist, Bryony Ishihara, has been awarded Outstanding as one of the top three artists in a recent competition run by the Royal Society for Biology.

The Nancy Rothwell Award celebrates specimen drawing in schools. Named after Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRSB, Vice Chancellor at The University of Manchester and former President of the Royal Society of Biology, the competition was set  up to highlight the mutual benefits of combining art and science.

This year’s competition received over 300 entries from all over the UK. The standard of entries was extremely high, using a wide variety of mediums including watercolours, pencils and paint, to capture organisms ranging from birds, to invertebrates to humans.

The competition is supported by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, where the award will be presented to the Bryony. She will meet the artist in residence and go on a tour of the anatomy museum and dissection rooms. She will also receive drawing equipment and £25.

Congratulations to Bryony. Her beautiful illustration can be seen above.

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