BPS members attending the Annual Meeting are encouraged to showcase the artistic side of scientific imaging by entering the Biophysical Society's annual The Art of Science Image Contest!

Submissions will be accepted from November 1 to December 2, 2024, for the 2025 Annual Meeting.  A panel of judges will select the 10-12 final images that will be on display during the Annual Meeting, and all submitters are notified via email in January with those results.

The finalists’ images will be on display during the Annual Meeting for all to see and attendees can vote on their favorite images. The three images with the most votes win. First place prize is $500 (US), second place is $300 (US), and third place is $200 (US). Winners are announced on Tuesday during the Annual Meeting.

Judging is based on scientific significance, originality, and artistic and/or visual impact of the images. Images submitted for competition may be obtained using any imaging technique, i.e. SEM, TEM, AFM/SPM, X-RAY, sub-resolution light microscopy F(PALM), and other, or obtained by combining multiple images into one artistic image. All images must have a connection to biophysical research. 

The 2025 Art of Science Image Contest is fully supported by Chroma Technology