Imaging/Imagining: Art In Science Image Competition


Imaging/Imagining: An Art In Science Image Competition

What: A juried scientific image competition, with prizes for student teams in three categories:

  • The World Around Us – images in which the subject is visible to the naked eye
  • Visualizing the Unseen – images captured with the use of optics that extend beyond what the eye can see, such as microscopes and telescopes
  • Imagining Science – images that depict objects too small to be visualized directly, models of scientific phenomena or processes, or interpretations of scientific information


Who is eligible: Anyone who is a member of the Vassar community can submit works to be considered for display. Only student teams of one science major and one arts/humanities major are eligible for prizes.

When: CAAD (Collaborative Arts Across Disciplines) will be accepting entries beginning on Feb. 8, 2016. Entries must be submitted no later than March 28, 2016.

Prizes: The top entry in each category will win $200 ($100 per student), and a large format print of their image.


Details and guidelines

  • Images must be submitted in digital form by email to Each entrant may submit up to three images for judging. Each submission must include a completed entry form below. You will receive a confirmation that your image has been successfully submitted.
  • Maximum file size is 20 Mb (megabytes), and it is recommended the file size be no smaller than 3 Mb, although smaller file sizes will not be disqualified.
  • Files must be in:.JPEG, .TIFF, or .PSD  Please submit the highest quality image with regard to file size, bit depth, and resolution.
  • A panel of judges including Felice Frankel (author of Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers and an award-winning science photographer) will select the winners in each category, as well as images that will be displayed in and around the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences.
  • All entrants will be notified via email on or before May 1, 2016 with results.


Entries will be judged on originality, informational content, technical proficiency, and artistic/visual impact.

Winning entries will be displayed in the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences, will be published on Vassar websites, and will appear in slide shows on other Vassar College web sites.


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Sponsored by the Asprey Center for Collaborative Approaches to Science and CAAD