The Art of Science

Advances in imaging technology and tools mean that scientists have an increased ability to generate exciting data as well as to create compelling works of art. This contest offers an opportunity to share the beauty of science through photographs and images that describe some aspect of research captured visually.

We invite entries from Binghamton students, postdocs, faculty and staff members in the following categories:

  • The World Around Us: images in which the subject is visible to the naked eye
  • Visualizing the Unseen: images captured with the use of optics that extend beyond what the eye can see, such as microscopes and telescopes, or models of scientific phenomena or processes or interpretations of scientific information

Images will be evaluated based on scientific significance, originality and artistic and visual impact.

The top prize will be a new iPad!

Curious about past entries? Take a look at our 2021 submissions:

Contest guidelines

Entries must have been created in 2018 or later in connection with research at Binghamton University.

Individuals may enter a maximum of two images per category.

For each image, please submit a title and a caption of no more than 50 words.

Winners will be announced at a reception during Research Days in April.


Images must be sent to no later than April 2.

Judges panel

Our 2021 judges are:
Yan Sun, manager, Health Sciences Core Facility
Surinder Kahai, associate professor, School of Management
Kirk Van Zandbergen, photographer and owner of Van Zandbergen Photography