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Nanoartography Competition


  • This online international competition is open to all students and researchers worldwide creating artistic scientific images.

  • Entries can be produced by individuals or by teams.

  • Entries are welcomed from anyone, including both amateurs and professionals (e.g., students, illustrators, scientists, engineers, research groups, institutions, the public, etc.).

  • Entries must not advertise or promote a commercial product.



  • Any kind of B&W or colorized microscopy images, computational simulations, or a combination of both, etc. is accepted.

  • No more than three entries are allowed per individual or team.

  • The submitting individual should also fill out and sign the image permission file and submit it with each entry.

  • Entries and image information must be submitted in English. 

  • Any entrant or entry found to be in violation of any rule will be disqualified.

  • NanoArtography will not be responsible for any claims or complaints from third parties should these visualizations be published or exhibited.

  • Maximum size of the file: 15MB.

  • Files extensions accepted: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, tif, tiff.


Important Dates

Deadline: at 11:59pm EST, September 30, 2024

People’s Choice Selection: Top finalists will be posted on the NanoArtography Instagram page for public voting from October 26th, 2024 to November 14th, 2024 at 4 PM EST. Instagram likes for the People’s Choice will be monitored for authenticity by the NanoArtography Committee.

Winners Announcement: November 22, 2024

Contest winners will be featured on the following year's calendars of:

A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute 

NanoArtography Calendar


Ready to submit? Click here.

Image credit: Chunxiang & Yohan Dall’Agnese, Jilin University, NanoArtography 2018  

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