Art of Science
Nature has always astounded those who study it scientifically, with the complex yet elegantly simple beauty of its designs. The image that one sees—whether looking through a microscope into a single cell or peering through a telescope at a vast galaxy—is sometimes as aesthetically pleasing as a Monet or a Rembrandt. The goal of the Art of Science Competition is to explore and illuminate the aesthetic beauty that results when science, art, and technology intersect.
People's Choice Poll
Vote for your favorite submission! Voting will be open to anyone in the University of Rochester community and will be limited to one person, one vote. The poll will open after the submission period has ended.
Call for Entries
The 2024 competition will give consideration to the artistic representation of science, technology, engineering, math, and sustainable themes. Entries with a focus on creativity and uniqueness will be favorably considered.
- Photographs, illustrations, visualizations, renderings, and posters are welcome.
- Entries must connect to the theme of STEM.
- Entries must be high resolution images (300 dpi) in JPEG format and at least 3,000 pixels wide on the longest edge.
- The competition is open to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Rochester.
- First place—$1000
- Second place—$500
- Third place—$250
Student, faculty, and staff:
- People's Choice: $250
Winning entries will be displayed in the Carlson Library.
Dates and Deadlines
The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. on March 17, 2024. Submissions will be accepted from January 1 through March 17, 2024.
How to Submit
Use our online submission form to enter. Entries must be high resolution images (300 dpi) in JPEG format and at least 3,000 pixels wide on the longest edge.
Judging will be based not only on the image but also on the description of the image. The description should be accessible to the general public.
All entries, once submitted, are final and cannot be edited. Contest coordinators reserve the right to remove submissions deemed in violation of our MELIORA values.
Contact Michelle Dunn and the Art of Science team at firstname.lastname@example.org.