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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.

2020 Call for Entries

The 2020 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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Prizes

Students only:

  • First place—$1000
  • Second place—$500
  • Third place—$250

Student, faculty, and staff:

  • People's Choice: $250

Dates and Deadlines

NOTE: The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 15, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, winners will be announced online.

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.

Questions? Contact Brian McIntyre and the Art of Science team at artofsciencecontest@gmail.com.

Winning entries will be permanently displayed in the Carlson Library.

 

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"Feeding the Mold" by Yineng Zhao a graduate student in material science. About 40 percent of food in America is wasted, much to the ravages of molding. This is a mold growing on an orange peel as seen in the SEM (scanning electron microscope).

View all of the 2018 winners >