Show Your Love for Data by Entering Our Art of Science Contest

Discovering Beauty in Scientific Exploration

The Art of Science contest celebrates the aesthetic side of scientific research. It invites UC San Diego students, faculty, and researchers to submit original works stemming from their scientific inquiries. These submissions are more than just images; they are gateways to understanding the wonders of science.

Who Can Participate?

Undergraduates: Your submission can be based on research conducted during your coursework, in a laboratory, or as part of a formal research project.

Graduate Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Project Scientists: Your submission should showcase original research outputs from work conducted at or affiliated with UC San Diego.

Important Dates

  • Art of Science Submissions: February 12 – April 5, 2024
  • Judging and Community Voting: April 15 – May 5, 2024
  • Exhibit Opens at Geisel Library: Fall 2024
  • Love Data Week: February 12 – 16, 2024
  • UC San Diego Love Data Week Event: February 13, 2024

Prizes and Recognition

In addition to the recognition of having your work celebrated in the intersection between science and art, cash prizes are up for grabs. Each winning image in the four participant categories (undergraduate, graduate, postdoc and faculty) will receive a cash prize of $75. Additionally, there’s an open voting category where the winning image is chosen by members of our Triton community and the public.

Beyond Prizes

Beyond the cash rewards, the winning images will receive the spotlight they deserve. They will be exhibited in the main gallery at Geisel Library.

Don’t miss this chance to bring your research to life through art. Submit your entries, and let’s celebrate the Art of Science together!

For more information and submission guidelines, go to To view images from past contests, visit the Library’s digital exhibit platform at

Abigail Pennington