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Frequently Asked Questions


What types of images can be submitted?


FASEB is looking for visually compelling images produced during the course of daily life science research activities (e.g., electron microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, medical/anatomical illustrations, x-ray crystallography, histology, gel electrophoresis, digital data representations, etc.). 

None of the previous images used the imaging technique I use. Should I still submit my image to FASEB’s BioArt competition?

Yes; if your image fits the criteria described on the website, please submit it. Researchers in any biological field producing any type of visually compelling images or videos are encouraged to participate. We want to share the large spectrum of research with the public, so the greater variety, the better!

Why are there two image categories this year (“Fluorescent and Electron Microscopy” and “All Other Life Science Images”)?

FASEB aims to highlight the diversity and breadth of life science research through the BioArt competition. In past years, FASEB has received many submissions of fluorescent and electron microscopy. While these techniques frequently produce visually stunning images, they represent only a segment life science research imaging. With the creation of these two image categories, FASEB hopes to encourage entries representing a wide range of imaging techniques and technologies (including MRI, data visualization, pathway illustrations, other types of microscopy, etc.)

What types of videos can I submit?

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, etc.).

How will I know if my video or image has been selected as a winner? 

FASEB will notify all entrants by email once judging is completed. 

My image or video was selected as a winner. Now what?

Congratulations! Science engagement is an important part of the scientific enterprise; therefore, we encourage winners to include the competition on their CV and grant progress reports. We also encourage winners to share their accomplishment with their institution’s press office and local media.

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