Anything produced in the course of performing research or in the investigation or observation of scientific topics. Examples may include imagery from photographic instruments like microscopes, telescopes, or high-speed cameras. Other examples could include visualizations or illustrations of scientific or mathematical processes, structures, or data sets. Observations, interpretations, or conceptualizations of natural phenomena, objects related to science, or other research findings could also be submitted. Please submit whatever you think could potentially represent an intersection of science and art.
That’s ok. We accept submissions from anyone that were taken in the spirit of scientific inquiry, liberally defined.
The last Art of Science exhibition was in 2017. While we encourage work made in the last six years, it’s ok to submit work you’ve made at any time, as long as the specific work hasn’t been exhibited at a previous Art of Science exhibition at Princeton.
We accept still image, animation and video submissions.
Yes, you may submit up to 5 entries in total (across all formats).
This competition is open to the Princeton University community, which we interpret broadly. This includes students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Just describe your connection in the “affiliation” part of the submission form.
Yes, current students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all eligible to submit.
We accept JPG or PNG file formats for still images.
Please note that for animations (for example, animated GIFs) and videos, we also ask you to submit a still image of the animation or video in JPG or PNG format.
You can find more information about GIF and video submissions below.
We will endeavor to ensure that all images that make it to the exhibition are displayed in the best possible manner, so please submit the highest resolution possible of the original image. If greater than 8MB, please submit a downsized version to the upload form, and the larger version as a Google Drive link.
Submit it! If it makes it to the exhibition we’ll print it out in a suitable size based upon the resolution and display it along with the rest of the images.
Yes, we do. Please submit the GIF as a Google Drive link. Be sure to also submit a still frame of the GIF in JPG or PNG format where prompted on the submission form.
If accepted, your work will be printed and exhibited in the Art of Science Gallery in Friend Center alongside other accepted submissions. Additionally, we will feature it on our website and may feature it in other promotional materials.
Submit video via Google Drive, YouTube, or Vimeo link.
Be sure to also submit a still frame of the GIF or video in JPG or PNG format where prompted on the submission form.
If submitting your video via Google Drive or Vimeo, ensure that the link is publicly accessible. Test the link in a private or incognito mode window before sending.
We ask for excerpts of no more than four minutes in length. In the notes area of the submission, you may also post a link to a larger version of the video, but we may only review the excerpt.
Quality, resolution, and frames per second are left to the discretion of the artist.
We welcome video recordings of VR and 360 projects. We hope to better accommodate interactive work in future Art of Science exhibitions.
If accepted, your work will be presented in the Art of Science Gallery in Friend Center as part of a sequential video loop alongside other accepted submissions. Additionally, we will post your video on the Art of Science YouTube channel, feature it on our website, and may feature it in other promotional materials.
You’ll work directly with one of the curators of Art of Science to ensure your video is the highest quality for exhibition. We will also assist in editing, cropping, and/or color correcting your video such that it meets your expectations.
That’s ok. Your video could be silent or could include recorded audio, voice over, royalty free music, licensed music, or your own musical composition.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to play sound from videos in the gallery. Sound will only play a role in our online gallery and YouTube channel. Thank you for your understanding.