Art Of Neuroscience Competition 2017

Publish Date: May 17, 2017

Deadline: May 22, 2017

Art of Neuroscience

Art of Neuroscience was born at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience as a competition to harvest and curate inspiring images and videos from neuroscience labs. The goal was two-fold: make the research from neuroscience labs more tangible and share something of high aesthetic value, while at the same time asking the scientists to evaluate their own work from a different perspective. Art of Neuroscience now comprises a yearly competition and seminar, which acts to stimulate the dialogue between neuroscientists, artists and the creative sector with as common goal to explore their role in shaping and improving the human experience.

This is an international competition open to scientists and artists worldwide. We are looking for striking visualizations related to the field of Neuroscience in its broadest sense. These can be images or videos representing actual neural data or tissue, but also more abstract illustrations that are in some way related to neuroscience.

A first prize of 1000 euro, and four honorable mentions of 250 euro are available.

Competition Rules

  1. Register with a work, or institutional E-mail address.
  2. Submit your documents in a digital format through our site.
  3. Include a title and description summarizing the content of your submission.
  4. Include original data pertaining to the nervous system (of any species), or a neuroscientific concept.
  5. Low resolution (≤ 300 dpi) submissions will be excluded from competing.
  6. The participant(s) shall indemnify Art of Neuroscience, the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) against claims from third parties. In addition, in case (an alleged) infringement on third parties rights is made, (i) participants forfeit their right to an award or (ii) the organizer is entitled to reclaim an award which has already been given.
  7. If an entry has been submitted elsewhere, it should be stated where. If a prize has been awarded list the type of award and date it was received.
  8. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that permissions are obtained to use other people's data and content and correct attributions are made where necessary.
  9. The organizers retain the right to make a pre-selection of all accepted submissions.
  10. In case of multiple authors, please specify your full names and affiliation(s) in the text accompanying your submission.
  11. The organizers retain the right to use submissions digitally, in print or in exhibits, or reproduce submitted material in any other way.
  12. Submissions will be judged for aesthetic value, originality, scientific value and reproduction quality.


The 2016 competition received over 120 submissions, spanning 6 continents and 21 different countries. The jury (Paula Albuquerque, Jose Biscaya, Amy Robinson-Sterling and Nicolas Petersen) selected 1 winner and 4 honourable mentions. Winners were announced at our special event during the "FENS Forum of Neuroscience" in Copenhagen on July 5th, 2016.

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