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2020 Art of Science Contest

SLAS is excited to bring back the Art of Science contest. This contest showcases the beautiful and sometimes awe-inspiring imagery behind the science and technology of our community and its discoveries.

SLAS Premier and Basic members are encouraged to enter artwork that encompasses a significant visualization of the scientific and/or technology process. Past entries have included assay results, cell structures and other representations of the wonder of science outside of the often-cited chart or graph included in a research paper or review.

As a bonus, this year the final winner will be selected by YOU. The SLAS Professional Team will select five final entries to be displayed at the SLAS 2020 International Conference and Exhibition and on the SLAS Instagram page. SLAS2020 attendees will vote on the winner, to be announced at the closing keynote presentation on Wednesday, January 29. The winning entry will be displayed at the SLAS Global Headquarters office and the “artist” will receive a $100 American Express Gift Card.  

How to Enter

Email your high-resolution image (jpg, png or pdf only), along with a Microsoft Word doc containing a brief description (no more than 300 words) of what the image represents, to Kathy Daniels, SLAS Marketing and Communications Manager. (Please include your first and last name and contact information within the Word doc. If submitted by a team, include appropriate identification of the team for potential publicity.)

Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, December 31. The top five finalists, chosen by the SLAS Professional Team, will be displayed at the SLAS Booth during the SLAS 2020 International Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA, January 25-29. The winner will be determined by SLAS2020 attendees voting on site as well as votes received online. The winning artwork will be displayed in the SLAS Global Headquarters and used in all Art of Science promotions throughout 2020.

Decisions are final and subjective. Winning entries will be awarded one prize regardless of whether they were entered by individuals or teams/groups. Limit two entries per person. There is no cost to enter. By submitting an entry, all participants must agree to these terms:

Fine Print

  • I grant SLAS the right to copy, distribute, publish, display and otherwise use the photos and text submitted for purposes of the 2020 SLAS Art of Science Contest or for use (with photo credit) in any advertising or publicity on behalf of SLAS and any of its programs, products, services and events.
  • I agree that the submitted photos and text may be cropped, edited, electronically manipulated or otherwise altered, and that whether the photographs are used is entirely for SLAS to decide in its sole discretion.
  • I understand and accept that use of any personal information I submit will be governed by SLAS’s privacy policy.
  • I certify that I am the photographer and sole copyright owner of the submitted photos and text, or have the owner’s permission to submit such photos, and I have obtained the consent of all identifiable persons shown in the photos for these uses.
  • I agree to reimburse SLAS for all damages and expenses (including attorney’s fees) they may incur from claims based on their use of my submitted photos or text.
  • I am at least 18 years old and have full legal authority to transfer these rights to SLAS.

Questions? Contact Kathy Daniels via email or at +1.630.256.7527 ext. 108.