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Science as Art Competition

The Science as Art Competition is open to all registered 2024 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit attendees. Finalists' entries will be on display in the Seattle Convention Center - Summit. Multiple first-place and second-place awards of $400 and $200, respectively, will be presented to the winning entries at the Meeting. 

You can view past Science as Art winning submissions here »




Viewing & Voting
Tuesday, April 23| 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 24 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 25| 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Voting Closes
Wednesday, April 24 | 7:00 pm

Winners Announcement
Thursday, April 25 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am



Submission Form

Deadline for Science as Art submission was February 26, 2024 at 8 am ET

Competition Rules

Please read before submitting your application.

  1. You must be a registered attendee of the 2024 MRS Spring Meeting and be onsite at the meeting to participate. You cannot designate another person to show your artwork for you. 
  2. 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.
  3. The use of copyrighted images for submissions is strictly prohibited.
  4. 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 scientific quality of the image is the key element in the competition. Nevertheless, the images must have some connection to materials science. 
  5. All images are to be submitted online as a high resolution .jpg file of at least 300 dpi (10 MB maximum size) by February 23, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET.
    • 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 by March 6. Finalists will then bring their entries to the Spring Meeting in Seattle, Washington ready for judging and general display. 
  6. Format: All submitted images must include a short description of the technique used, the object that was imaged and any special conditions. If selected as a finalist, the image and caption should be made ready for mounting at the meeting. Detailed printing and mounting details will be sent to the finalists once selected.
  7. Judging: The meeting attendees will independently determine first and second place selections by voting on the MRS website (mrs.org). First-place Science as Art works will be awarded $400 prizes by the Chairs at the Meeting. Second-place prizes of $200 each will also be awarded. Each entry is eligible for only one prize.      

Please contact us with any questions regarding your submission.



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