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Terms & Conditions

Please review all terms and conditions prior to submission.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries must be one of the following:
  • High resolution photography or illustration in JPG format, 300 dpi, and less than 6MB
  • Video in MPEG-4 format and 60 seconds or less in length
  • Entries may be submitted by an individual or a group and all submitters must be a current or former federally-funded (NIH, NSF, DOE, USDA, VA, etc.) investigator, contractor, or trainee, or a member of FASEB constituent societies.
  • One photo and/or video entry allowed per submitter or group.
  • Entries must be original creations by the submitter(s) and not published elsewhere
  • 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.
  • Entries must relate to biomedical or biological research.
  • Images or videos must not be of a patient or human research subject.
  • Images, illustrations, or videos advertising or marketing specific companies or commercial products are ineligible.
  • All entrants grant FASEB and partnering organizations nonexclusive web and print publication rights, while retaining copyright.
  • Selections are within the sole discretion of FASEB. All decisions by FASEB are final.
  • By submitting, all entrants agree to all BioArt terms and conditions listed above.

Judging Guidelines
Contest entries will be evaluated based upon both scientific content and aesthetic impact. FASEB is seeking quality images that would be included in a peer-reviewed scientific publication or presentation and that effectively communicate an important aspect of 21st Century biomedical research. When viewed in conjunction with the supporting nontechnical statement, submissions should be visually arresting and clearly communicate a cutting edge biomedical science concept. Above all, the entry should inspire!

Entries will be evaluated in two stages:

  • Stage 1: FASEB and partnering organizations will evaluate each image submission to ensure adherence to the contest guidelines and overall impact and select the top 50 entries. The same procedure will be used to select the top 15 videos.
  • Stage 2: Out of the 50 finalists, a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers will each select their top ten entries. Then, each panelist’s top-ten list will be tallied to determine the ten entries image entries that received the highest frequency of votes overall, and will be announced as the contest winners. The two winning video submissions will be determined in the same manner.


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