Scientific Image Contest 2021

Call for entries

The School of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce our Annual Scientific Image Contest. We are looking for compelling images that communicate important findings in scientific research. We especially encourage submissions from undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers. Research on campus, in the TMC and other off-campus locations is welcome.

The first place image will receive $500, second place will receive $300, and third place will receive $150. Submissions will be considered for inclusion in Enquiry, the Natural Sciences magazine, and for use in Natural Sciences print and electronic materials. Please include a short description of what is being shown in the image as the overall visual impact and scientific significance will be taken into account during judging. Images are due by Friday, January 14, so submit your best images today!


  1. You must be a member of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences to participate. Images can include photographs, visualizations, microscope images, patterns, mathematical equations, etc.
  2. Large digital images are preferred: 3400 x 2400 pixels or 8" x 11" at 300 dpi or larger. Please submit digital files in jpeg, tiff, eps or ai format.
  3. Please fill out the Submission and Waiver Form below and send with your images to: Charlotte Castro,
  4. Hardcopy images can be dropped off or sent through campus mail to: Charlotte Castro, Dean's Office, E100 George R. Brown Hall, MS-102

2021 Scientific Image Contest Submission and Waiver Form

Browse entries from past contests: