Visualization Challenge

 

Upload your entry until April 14, 2017!

Visuals are a highly effective and often creative way to communicate ideas and discoveries with both the public and the broader scientific community. With this competition, EarthScope National Office aims to highlight and celebrate the most effective, stunning, and stimulating visuals conveying the work of EarthScope scientists. If you have been imagining and drafting your EarthScope results in an aesthetic form, now is the time to share!

This challenge is open to the entire EarthScope research community, including faculty, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students who use EarthScope data in their research.

Submit entries in the following three categories:

For tips, please check out the Visualizing Science guidelines document (pdf).

Timeline:

Upload your entry until April 14, 2017.

The voting platform will be open to the public and the EarthScope community from April 15th-30th. One vote per person per category will be accepted, so make sure to visit all three categories!

Contest winners will be announced in May at the opening of the National Meeting.

Prizes:

The EarthScope National Office and its partner in the VESS, UNAVCO, will showcase all entries and present the winners at the EarthScope National Meeting in May 2017. Your presence is not required to win. First prizes in each category will be:

Motion: iPad Mini 2 

Illustration: Wacom digital art tablet

Photography: Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera

Second and third prizes will be special EarthScope-related goodies (nice new T-shirts, special mugs).

All winning entries will be highlighted on the EarthScope website, in the summer issue of inSights, on EarthScope and partner social media channels, and at the EarthScope booth at the 2017 GSA and AGU meetings.

VESS is open to the entire EarthScope research community, including  faculty, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students who use EarthScope data in their research.

Participants may submit one entry per category.

Submissions include the media, a caption, and a brief description of how the visualization relates to EarthScope.

Inappropriate or invalid entries (not EarthScope related) will be dismissed.

Winners will be determined by public vote and disseminated through social media, so keep your audience in mind!

The EarthScope National Office and its partners reserve the rights to use the material in publications and future outreach and education events, with attribution.

Photography rules:

Must be the author of the photograph. One Photography submission per participant. High-resolution images (300dpi) preferred. Images can be submitted in either .png or .jpg formats. No size limit. Must have permission to use the likeness of anyone recognizable  in the photo.

Motion rules:

Must be the author of the video and/or audio. One Motion submission per participant. High-resolution video preferred. Must have permission to use all media incorporated into the video and/or audio. Video submissions require uploading a link to your content on Vimeo, Vine, Instagram or YouTube. To host your video on the Earthscope YouTube channel, contact us at uaf-earthscope@alaska.edu

Illustration rules:

Must be the main author of the illustration. One Illustration submission per participant. High-resolution images (300dpi) preferred. Images can be submitted in either .png or .jpg formats. No size limit. Must have permission to use all media incorporated into the illustration.

We look forward to seeing your science!