Digital or film photographs, including but not limited to as well as images from sensors, microscopes, telescopes, and similar instruments. Photographs submitted to the competition may not exceed 50 MB, and should not contain text.
Hand-designed or computer-assisted illustrations and drawings/paintings that conceptualize the unseen or recreate an object, process, or phenomenon without using text. Illustrations submitted to the competition may not exceed 50 MB.
Posters & Graphics
Hand-designed or computer-assisted illustrations, drawings, infographics, data visualizations or photographs that conceptualize the unseen or recreate an object, process or phenomenon, and include text. Posters and graphics submitted to the competition may not exceed 50 MB.
Games, web applications, interactive visualizations, and smartphone or tablet apps that require user input. Entries must be self-guiding or include rules that explain the purpose, challenge, or goal of the interactive. Interactives should be free of charge and compatible with Microsoft Windows or Mac OS, or, for smartphone and tablet apps, both iOS and Android platforms. Entrants must provide any needed passwords required for access. Interactives will be evaluated based on the first five minutes of use.
Videos constructed from photographs, illustrations, or graphics, film, or digital visualizations to depict an object, process, phenomenon or the natural world. Accepted video formats are MP4 and MOV. Videos will be evaluated based on the first five minutes of running time.
Top images L-R: Meta!Blast: The Leaf game: Eve Syrkin Wurtele, William Schneller, Paul Klippel, Greg Hanes, Andrew Navratil and Diane Bassham, Iowa State University; cognitive computer: Emmett McQuinn, Theodore M. Wong, Pallab Datta, Myron D. Flickner, Raghavendra Singh, Steven K. Esser, Rathinakumar Appuswamy, William P. Risk, and Dharmendra S. Modha; sea urchin tooth crystals: Pupa U. P. A. Gilbert and Christopher E. Killian; University of Wisconsin, Madison; Möbius transformations: Douglas N. Arnold and Jonathan Rogness, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; stellate leaf hairs on Deutzia scabra,, Stephen Francis Lowry.