Contest for 2020 has ended
$50,000 IN PRIZES!
Graphical abstracts can be created and submitted in the following categories. Please select the category that best represents your subfield.
Molecular Biology, Genetics & Biology
Microbiology & Immunology
Anatomy, Physiology, & Medicine
Neuroscience, Cognitive Science & Psychology
Bioinformatics & Biotechnologies
Plant, Animal & Environmental Sciences
Category Grand Prizes
Expert's Choice Award
PIs and renowned experts judge submissions in each category for visual appeal, clarity, accuracy, complexity, and ease of understanding.
8 x $2,000
People's Choice Award
Voted by you! Awarded to the submission in each category with the most votes via our public contest gallery
. Don’t forget to vote for your own!
8 x $1,000
Special Theme Grand Prizes
We are offering two special prizes for the submission that best represents the true power of scientific visuals to convey information regarding COVID-19.
2 x $2,000
Medical Illustrator Award*
This exclusive category was created as an avenue for professional illustrators to bring their expertise to the contest too!
1 x $2,000
Early Bird Award
Hey go-getters! The first 1,000 entries are also eligible for this special award, judged by our science illustration team. Must submit by May 15, 11:59pm ET.
5 x $500
Finalist People's Choice Award
Once the expert judges have determined finalists, vote for your favorite and they could win a special prize.
5 x $500
Runner-ups & Honorable Mentions
Additional 60 prizes for Expert's & People’s Choice runner-ups, undergrads and other honorable mentions!
60 x $250
One submission is eligible to win multiple prizes except in the case of medical illustrators, who may submit for the Medical Illustrator prize but are ineligible for other categories. The COVID-19 category may be chosen in addition to the primary category.
Our goal is to keep the contest fair for all participants, so please note that the number of prizes per category may change based on submissions received. As well, we reserve the right to move your submission to another category if we believe it's better suited, or disqualify it if it goes against contest rules