Submit your images from UChicago research to 2024 Science as Art contest

In the course of scientific research, beautiful images can appear in simulations, under microscopes or in photography. They can offer a window into the process of scientific research to the public, as well as inspiring a moment to step back and consider the beauty of the world.

University Communications invites all members of the UChicago community to submit images from their scientific research for the third year of the Science as Art contest. (See the winning entries from 2022 and 2023.)

The winner will receive $300 and a framed print of the winning image. A “fan favorite,” judged by the public on UChicago’s social media feeds, will also receive $150. The images will be displayed on the UChicago main website, in the Office of Research and the National Laboratories on campus, on the UChicago Intranet, on social media, and in exhibitions.

Requirements: The images must be the result of research affiliated with the University of Chicago. They must be original images created by the submitters. They may be photos, microscope images, simulations, or other images taken in the course of research. The images must not be created using A.I. image generation tools, and must not be derived from patient data or samples.

Any commonly used image format is acceptable (though TIFFs are preferred). It should be the largest possible resolution. Multiple submissions are allowed. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 26. Send inquiries to

Update: See the winning entries from the 2024 contest here.