Art of STEM

During spring 2019, the UGA Office of STEM Education will solicit submissions for the  ‘Art of STEM’ competition, with the goal of highlighting STEM students’ endeavors in an exciting and appealing way.

UGA Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit photographic or illustrative images that relate to their research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Conceived as an outreach tool, winning entries should resonate with scientists and non-scientists alike.

A panel of judges from across campus will determine winners of this friendly competetion (no prizes) based on aesthetic impact, communication, and innovation.


This competition is open to current UGA Graduate and Undergraduate students only. All majors. Entries are limited to one per student.  This competition is currently limited to still visual art, i.e., photographs, illustrations, graphics. Submissions will need to be in one of the following graphics formats: JPG, GIF, PNG and are not to exceed 16 MB.

Entries should be suitable for printing in a 4' by 4' format. Be mindful of the square aspect ratio.

New Deadline: All entries must be submitted by 11:59PM on Friday, MARCH 1ST 2019.

Entrants retain all copyright and equivalent rights but give UGA and the Office of STEM Education nonexclusive rights to use their names, likenesses, quotes, and submissions for educational publicity and/or promotional purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, website display, print materials, and exhibits. 


Submit your 2019 entry here!

You will provide basic information about yourself and will be asked for a Description of your art (~100 words):

  • What scientific concept is featured in your art?
  • Why is this concept important?
  • What are the broader impacts?
  • You may also use this space to list any collaborators who were integral to the creation of your submission.

This description should be written in terms that can be understood by scientists and non-scientists alike.

Below are some submissions from the previous Art of STEM competition in 2017, you can find the full submissions and winners here.


3-D Brain


The Irrational Genome




Salt Marsh




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