The Vizzies Opens to New Scientific Visualization Entries

July 12th, 2016 by Rebecca Todd

The National Science Foundation and Popular Science magazine announced that unique scientific visualizations from researchers and the public are being accepted for the 2017 Vizzies challenge.

This competition, now in its 15th year, recognizes the finest science and engineering-themed illustrations, photographs, videos, graphics, and interactive displays, whether produced by academic researchers, artists, or hobbyists. The Vizzies uses visualizations to express ideas of scientists and engineers in new and powerful ways.

Team leads must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Monetary prizes will be distributed to team leads. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age. The deadline for all entries is 1:59 p.m. CST on Sept. 15.

A panel of experts in scientific visualizations appointed by NSF and Popular Science will select one Experts’ Choice winner per category in each of five categories: Photography, Illustration, Posters & Graphics, Interactives, and Video. Public votes will determine People’s Choice winners. Judging criteria include visual impact, effective communication, freshness, and originality.

Previous award winners can be found here. The Vizzies blog can be accessed here.

Visit Vizzies website