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Deadline Approaching! Submit your artwork to the ASGSR Art Competition

By SpaceRef Editor
October 10, 2020
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Deadline Approaching! Submit your artwork to the ASGSR Art Competition

This is your chance to showcase your creative side and your research!  Again this year the conference will have an art competition, but with a different approach. In 2020, because the conference will be virtual, the art competition will be too. Additionally, this year there will be two new categories of winning entries. One category will be eligible for placement on the cover of the ASGSR’s Open-Access journal Gravitational and Space Research for 2021, and selected by the GSR Editorial Board. The second category will be selected as People’s Choice, as voted by ASGSR conference attendees. So consider submitting an entry from you or your students.  Entries will be displayed online during the 2020 ASGSR virtual conference.  One award will be given in each of the two areas: Journal Cover and Audience Choice.

Submissions will be evaluated based on their artistic merit and/or technical merit. Eligible entries for the GSR Journal Cover must be original scientific imagery. Eligible entries for Audience Choice can include: images (photographs or computer-generated), paintings, drawings, or sketches of gravitational and space research phenomena. Rearrangement, assembly, or other creative mixing of images into an art-form is appropriate and encouraged only for the Audience Choice category, whereas the GSR Journal Cover entries must be original imagery. Last year’s winning art entries are shown above.

There will be a $500 prize for the first place winner!

To enter, electronically submit a high resolution image with a title, list of contributing artists and their affiliations, and brief explanation of your submission to Tara Ruttley at by October 19th, 2020. To participate, at least one of the artists is required to be a registered attendee at the meeting and the art must be displayed online during the meeting.  

We recommend you submit your images in the largest size possible for maximal image quality (e.g. tif, eps files). Please submit along with your image: a title of the piece, artists / affiliations and brief explanation (a few sentences that would serve as the cover caption).  Voting will be done online at the ASGSR conference website over the two-day virtual conference.We plan to announce the winners at the closing remarks portion of the 2020 virtual meeting.  We encourage you to submit an entry and look forward to a very successful event.

Submission indicates your permission for your artwork to be displayed on the ASGSR website and to be used on the 2021 Gravitational and Space Research journal website should your entry be the winner. Contact Tara Ruttley if you have any questions.

SpaceRef staff editor.