The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education Committee is delighted to announce that first prize in the 2012 Great Exhibitions competition for large displays has been awarded to the Science Museum, London, for Codebreaker: Alan Turing’s Life and Legacy. Second prize was won by the Berlin Museum of Medical History at Charité for their exhibition Tracing Life.

The small exhibition category was won by the Royal College of Physicians, London, for Curious Anatomys, whilst joint second place was taken by the National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, for Reconstructing Lives, and The Museum of Art at the University of Virginia for Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott.

 The standard of submissions was extremely high, with entrants from a broad range of regions, including North America, Europe and Britain, covering varied subject areas in the history of science, technology and medicine, from alchemy and acoustics to anatomy and computing. The judges would like to thank and congratulate all the institutions and individuals who prepared entries to the competition.