• Deadline: Midnight, Oct. 15, 2021

  • Photo Contest Guidelines

  • Submission criteria:

    • Open to all members of the FAU community (faculty, students and staff) 
    • Unlimited submissions per person, presented with a short title and a brief (word count minimum of 100-words, 150-words max) description of the research the image is portraying, written in language non-researchers can understand, include any explanation of what was involved capturing the photograph.
    • Original images of research taking place in connection to FAU, including color-enhanced microscopy, photos taken in the lab and in the field, underwater photos of marine research, fractal imagery and other photos illustrating the beauty that is inherent in research, scholarship and creative activity. 
    • Submissions must be relative to current or on-going projects, with no entries of projects prior to August 2019. 
    • Unlimited submissions per person. Limit is 6 photographs per project.
    • The same photograph, or relative photograph, may not win more than once. 
    • Previous winning photographs, including honorable mentions, may not be submitted in more than one Art of Science contest, and if resubmitted, will not advance to judging. 
    • Animal-related photographs will be reviewed by FAU’s institutional animal care and use committee prior to advancing to judging.
  • Prizes:

    • First place will receive an iPad, second place will receive an Apple watch and third place will win AirPods.
    • Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in FAU Owl Research and Innovation magazine, as well as Research Daily and a variety of other news outlets, social media platforms and more. 
    • Winners and honorable mentions will also be featured in an art exhibit. 
    • A single entrant may not win more than one prize.
    • Undergraduate student submissions will be considered for the cover of Florida Atlantic Undergraduate Research Journal or the Undergraduate Symposium booklet.
    • Any winner, including honorable mentions and people's choice winners, may have the option to allow FAU to license the photo for commercial and non-commercial purposes to help raise money to support research. If a photo is licensed, any revenue received will be distributed in accordance with FAU's Intellectual Property Policy. 


    • Must be at least 1 MB. Low-resolution photos will be disqualified. 
    • No watermarks. 
    • Saved as JPEG or JPG, PNG or TIFF. 
    • Resolution of at least 150 dpi, preferably 300. 
  • Submit your entry here:

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