Frequently Asked Questions

Contestants may enter the competition after August 1 by submitting original photographs, illustrations, data visualizations, or videos that were produced as part of a research project. FASEB will select winning images and videos across four categories:

  • Fluorescence or Electron Microscopy
  • Short Video
  • Other Life Science Images 
  • Trainee / Early-career (open to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and researchers within 7 years of first independent scientist position)

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

Yes; if your image fits the criteria described, 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!

FASEB aims to highlight the diversity and breadth of life science research through the BioArt competition. With these image categories, FASEB hopes to encourage entries representing a wide range of imaging technologies and research topics.

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, other data visualizations, etc.).

  • Competition opens: August 1, 2024
  • Submission deadline: September 30, 2024
  • Notification of winners: Fall 2024

FASEB will notify all winners by email once judging is completed. Sign up to receive future contest notifications