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
  • Imagining Science: images that depict objects too small to be visualized directly, models of scientific phenomena or processes or interpretations of scientific information

Contest guidelines

Entries must have been created in 2016 or 2017 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.


Best in Show (overall winner): GoPro Hero5 Session

First Place (in each category): Polaroid OneStep 2

2018 judges

Surinder Kahai, associate professor, School of Management, Binghamton University

Blazo Kovacevic, assistant professor of art and design, Binghamton University

Matt Mendelsohn ’85, photojournalist, portrait photographer and writer

Kevin E. Paredes ’18, photography editor, Pipe Dream, Binghamton University

Pamela Smart, associate professor art history/anthropology, Binghamton University

Ewelina Zajac-Holdrege, founder and creative director, Idea Kraft


Images must be sent to no later than March 2, 2018.


Curious about past entries? Take a look at our 2017 submissions.