Art of Science Contest

In February 2021, UC San Diego and affiliate students, postdoctoral and faculty researchers were invited to submit images or graphics related to their research, along with a caption that explained their work in an engaging and accessible way. Images could be obtained by any imaging technique; they could be the result of modeling and simulation or obtained by combining multiple images into one. We also welcomed photographs depicting instrumentation, apparatus, devices or other objects used during scientific investigation. Researcher-artists were allowed to modify images to enhance their aesthetic.

Award winning images were selected by a panel of judges from a range of academic disciplines and campus roles. The judges also awarded three images for honorable mention. Finally, a separate prize was awarded to the overall crowd favorite, selected during the open voting period.