Science As Art Competition
"Science as Art" Competition - $400 Prizes
(Entries due by 11:59 PM (ET), February 28, 2011)
Visualization methods provide an important tool in materials science for the analysis and presentation of scientific work. Images can often convey information in a way that tables of data or equations cannot match. Occasionally, scientific images transcend their role as a medium for transmitting information, and contain the aesthetic qualities that transform them into objects of beauty and art.
As a special feature of the 2011 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, we are continuing the popular "Science as Art" competition. The competition is open to all registered meeting attendees, with entries to be on display in the Moscone West Convention Center. Multiple first-place and second-place awards of $400 and $200, respectively, will be presented to the winning entries at the meeting.
- You must be a registered attendee of the Spring Meeting and be onsite at the meeting to participate. You cannot designate another person to show your artwork for you.
- Submissions are limited to one image per contestant and should complement the science component of the meeting. Multiple submissions by a single contestant will be disqualified.
- Images may be obtained by any material imaging technique. They can also be the result of modeling and simulation, or can be obtained by combining multiple images into one artistic image. Because the focus is on art, the aesthetic rather than the scientific quality of the image is the key element in the competition. Nevertheless, the images must have some connection to materials science.
- All images are to be submitted online as a high resolution jpeg file of at least 300 dpi (10MB maximum size) on or before 11:59 PM (ET), February 28, 2011. The submittal site is http://ScienceAsArt-S11.mrs.org. Please include the submitter's last name in the title of the jpg file. The Meeting Chairs will select a group of finalists from these submissions and will notify all entrants of their status in early-to- mid-March. Finalists will then bring their entries to the Spring Meeting ready for judging and general display.
- Format: All submitted images must include a short description of the technique used, the object that was imaged and any special conditions. In addition, the submitter's name, affiliation, and e-mail address must be given. If selected as a finalist, the image and caption (24-point size) should be made ready for mounting on a sturdy backing board at the meeting. Do not frame your image! Overall dimensions should not exceed 22 x 28 inches. Mounting boards of this size, along with display easels and appropriate mounting materials, will be provided by MRS. Multiple boards for one entry are not acceptable. Each board is a single entry.
- Judging - the Meeting Chairs and meeting attendees will independently determine first and second selections. First-place "Science as Art" works will be awarded $400 prizes by the Chairs at the meeting. Second prizes of $200 each will also be awarded. Each entry is eligible for only one prize.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding your submission.
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