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FASEB BioArt Award 2022

To celebrate and share the beauty and wonder of biological research.

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$500

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FASEB's BioArt Awards are presented annually to honor original, visually stunning photographs, illustrations, data visualizations, or videos that effectively communicate an important aspect of 21st Century biological research.

FASEB seeks visually compelling images or videos produced during biological/biomedical science research activities (e.g., electron microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, medical/anatomical illustrations, x-ray crystallography, MRI, histology, gel electrophoresis, data visualizations, structural and pathway illustrations, etc.).

FASEB will award $500 each to four winning images and videos across four categories: 

  1. Fluorescence or electron microscopy
  2. Short video
  3. Other life science images
  4. Trainee / Early-career (open to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and researchers within 7 years of first independent scientist position)

  1. Entries may be submitted by an individual or a group
  2. One entry per category allowed per submitter or group.
  3. Entries must be original creations by the submitter(s) and not published elsewhere
  4. The submitter(s) must hold the copyright of the submitted image. FASEB and partnering organizations are not responsible for legal claims related to the improper submission of works belonging to other individuals or organizations
  5. Entries must relate to biological / biomedical science research
  6. Images and videos must not be of a patient or human research subject, but may be of human cells
  7. Images, illustrations, or videos advertising or marketing specific companies or commercial products are ineligible
  8. All entrants grant FASEB and partnering organizations the ability to modify entries for future use and display, and also nonexclusive web and print publication rights, while retaining copyright
  9. Award selection is at the sole discretion of FASEB. All decisions by FASEB are final
  10. Submission of an image or video indicates that an entrant agrees to all BioArt terms and conditions listed above
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, but it’s quick and easy. Just click the “Solve this Challenge” button on this page and follow the instructions to complete your registration. All you need to provide is your name and email address.

Contest entries will be evaluated by a panel of FASEB-affiliated scientists on both aesthetic impact and scientific content. 

When viewed in conjunction with the supporting nontechnical statement, submissions should be visually arresting and clearly communicate a cutting-edge biomedical science concept.

FASEB seeks visually compelling images or videos produced during biological/biomedical science research activities (e.g., electron microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, medical/anatomical illustrations, x-ray crystallography, MRI, histology, gel electrophoresis, data visualizations, structural and pathway illustrations, etc.).

Images must be JPG or PNG files at 300 dpi. Images can be no larger than 90 MB.

Videos must be no more than 60 seconds and submitted via a URL.

Any video that is created as part of daily research activities or to illustrate research results can be submitted (e.g., chemotaxis, time-lapse photography, cultured cardiac cells “beating,” enzymatic activity animations, other data visualizations, etc.).

Yes! If your image fits the criteria, please submit. Researchers in any biological field producing any type of visually compelling images or videos are encouraged to participate. FASEB wants to share the large spectrum of research with the public. The greater variety, the better!

FASEB aims to highlight the diversity and breadth of life science research through the BioArt competition. With these image categories, FASEB hopes to encourage entries representing a wide range of imaging technologies and research topics.

Membership in a FASEB member society is NOT required to submit an image or video.

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