The Art of Capturing Beauty at the Nanoscale


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Impressive Numbers in 2020

143 submissions from 30 countries

15 winners

247,500 Post Reach*

52,500 Post Engagement*

*During the month of public voting on NanoArtography Facebook page

To view the 2020 winners

Image credit:  Sara Buondonno, Babak Anasori, Materials Today Cover 2017




NanoArtography is an international science image competition that combines nanoscience and art. The competition is open to everyone. NanoArtography was created by Dr. Babak Anasori at A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute in 2016 and expanded to Purdue School of Engineering & Technology at IUPUI in 2019.

Every year of the competition has garnered over 100 submissions, and researchers from over 20 different countries submitted images of their research to illustrate what they are studying and showcase its beauty.


The annual submission deadline is September 30th and the winners are announced in November of that year. To learn about the rules and dates on NanoArtography Contest, go to the rules page


Prizes and judging: 

The winners will be awarded cash prizes in U.S. dollars. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place awards and three People’s Choice awards:


1st Place: $700

2nd Place: $300

3rd Place: $100

People’s Choice: $500

Drexel People's Choice: $100

IUPUI People's Choice: $100



1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place will be awarded based on the Judge’s choice. NanoArtography submissions are judged by a panel of experts with science, engineering, and art background. The judging will be done anonymously prior to the People's Choice posts on the NanoArtography Facebook page. Names or affiliations of the authors will not be shared with the judges until the People's Choice Facebook post.


People’s Choice will be selected as the image with the highest number of Likes on the competition Facebook page. The NanoArtography committee reserves the right to make the final decision for the People’s Choice Award.

NanoArtography is organized by Dr. Anasori and the Anasori Lab at IUPUI.

NanoArtography 2020 sponsors:

Materials Today,

A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials InstituteDrexel University Materials Science & Engineering Dept., 

IUPUI Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute


If you have questions, please first read the competition rules. If you cannot find your answer, contact:  

Prof. Babak Anasori

Competition creator and chair

Interested in nanomaterials research?

Visit Anasori Lab at Purdue School of Eng. & Tech

To see the image credits and complete list of NanoArtography images, go to our Facebook page:

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