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Bullet announcements · Apr 01, 2021

Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest

Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for a chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience.

The competition recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. This year the competition is sponsored by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in addition to the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).

Art and science are inextricably linked to effective communication. This contest provides a forum for expression, inspiration, and technical skill. The creativity involved is magnificent. — Scott Glisson, AIBS Chief Executive Officer

Credit: Carlos Ruiz

Credit: Carlos Ruiz

The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, technician, or student, engaging in biological research. The depicted research may occur outside, in a lab, with a natural history collection, on a computer, in a classroom, or elsewhere.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how science is being conducted. You are invited to share how you are conducting your research in these unusual times.

The First Place Winner will have their winning photo featured on the cover of BioScience, and will receive $250 and a one year subscription to BioScience. The Second and Third Place Winners will have their winning photo printed inside the journal, and will receive a one year subscription to BioScience.

The winning photo from the 2020 contest, seen above, will feature on the cover of the April 2021 issue of BioScience.

Submissions must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 30, 2021.