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Art in Science Competition

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The Tenth Annual Art in Science Award!
Sponsored by NIST and Lab on a Chip

Since the earliest publications of the scientific world, the aesthetic value of scientific illustrations and images has been critical to many researchers. The illustrations and diagrams of earlier scientists such as Galileo and Da Vinci have become iconic symbols of science and the scientific thought process. In current scientific literature, many scientists consider the selection of a publication as a "cover article" in a prestigious journal to be very complimentary. Often, one figure or illustration is selected to draw attention to the article and increase the "window appeal" of the journal.

To draw attention to the aesthetic value in scientific illustration while still conveying scientific merit, the ÁTAS 2017 Conference is featuring an award titled, "Under the Looking Glass: Art from the World of Small Science." Applications are encouraged from authors in attendance of the ÁTAS Conference and the winner will be selected by a panel of senior scientists in the field of ÁTAS. Applications must show a photograph, micrograph or other accurate representation of a system that would be of interest to the ÁTAS community and be represented in the final manuscript or presentation given at the Conference. They must also contain a brief caption that describes the illustration's content and its scientific merit. The winner will be selected on the basis of aesthetic eye appeal, artistic allure and scientific merit. In addition to having the image featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip, the winner will also receive a financial award at the Conference.

Award Details:
  • Financial award for best image
  • Image will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of the journal "Lab on a Chip"
  • Must show an illustration, photograph or micrograph of a system or device of interest to the ÁTAS community.
  • Must appear in the final manuscript in the ÁTAS 2017 Technical Digest or presentation given at ÁTAS 2017.
  • Must contain a caption describing the scientific merit of the featured item.
  • Must be submitted and (co)authored by a ÁTAS 2017 Conference Speaker and a registered ÁTAS 2017 Attendee.
  • Must be submitted in a high resolution digital format (JPEG or TIFF).
  • All submissions are submitted on the basis that they may be used by LOC/NIST for promotional purposes in any form.
  • Applicant must be an author/co-author of the image.
  • Applicant must be a registered attendee of MicroTAS 2017. You will need your Abstract/Manuscript Number in order to submit your image.
  • Any author submitting a manuscript and attending MicroTAS 2017 may submit an image for the competition.
  • The image MUST appear in the final manuscript or presentation of work at MicroTAS 2017.
  • Images that have been submitted by authors who have not registered for the conference by Monday, 23 October 2017, at 23:59 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA time will not be considered for the award.
  • An author of the image must be present at the conference to receive the award.
  • An author may only submit one (1) image for consideration in the competition.
  • All images submitted must be submitted as a JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) or TIFF (.tif)
  • All images must be 3MB or less in size.
  • All images must be accompanied by a caption submitted on the electronic form on the website. The caption should contain no more than 100 words.
  • The image must show an illustration, photograph, micrograph or conceptual rendering of a system or device of interest to the ÁTAS community.
  • Applicants may revise their artwork as many times as needed up until the deadline.
Art Award Submission Process - Easy 3 Step Process

Step 1. Sign-In to the Electronic Form Using Your Abstract/Manuscript Number

Please have your Abstract/Manuscript Number accessible. If you are unable to locate your Abstract/Manuscript Number, please contact info@microTAS2017.org.

Step 2. Fill in Remaining Information on Electronic Submission Form

Please fill in remaining information on the electronic submission form including title of image and your caption.

Step 3. Upload Your Image

All entries are to be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format online via this website. Entries will not be accepted by email, fax, or post. Once your entry has been successfully uploaded and submitted, you will be given an entry number and you will be sent a confirmation email with the information you provided, minus the image. The ability to submit an image will close Monday, 23 October 2017 at 23:59 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA time (HST. GMT minus 10 hours).

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