ChemiSTEAM Contest


ChemiSTEAM - Putting the A(rt) in STEM


Vance Williams, Simon Fraser University (@vancew)
Brian Wagner, University of Prince Edward Island (@DrummerBoy2112)

Discussions about chemistry often focus on the utility of our discipline. However, chemistry is not merely useful; it is also beautiful. As a celebration of the beauty of chemistry, the CCCE 2019 Conference will feature a juried exhibition of original chemistry-inspired art. We welcome submissions of still electronic images (in jpeg or pdf format) from all areas of chemistry, including images previously shared on social media. Send us photographs of experiments, computer-generated representations of theoretical concepts, reproductions of paintings, or any other images that relate to the field. Winning submissions will be displayed throughout the conference for all delegates to view and discuss, with a public exhibition component as well. This contest is open to all members of the CSC, with a limit of one image per person. Further details for submission will be available on the abstract submission site. This special session will also include an invited panel discussion event on the promotion of the beauty and artistry of chemistry through social media.


Images: Submissions are welcomed for still images related to all areas of chemistry. Entries may include, but are not limited to, photographs, experimental data, or computer-generated graphics. A limit of one submission per contestant will be considered.

Submission: Only electronic submissions will be considered. Images should be .jpeg, .jpg, .gif or .png format and should be between 1 - 10 MB. Contestants may be contacted for higher resolution images if selected for display. The submission should be accompanied by a short description (maximum 280 characters) that explains the subject of the image and how it was obtained or generated.

Eligibility: This contest is open to all members of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) or registered participants of the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE) in Québec City. Contestants must be 18 years or older. The contestant must be the creator of the image and must retain its copyright. Images that have previously been submitted to other photography contests or that have appeared in peer-reviewed publications are not eligible. Contestants are welcome to submit images that have previously been posted to social media sites.

Submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 6, 2019

Judging: Images will be judged by a jury of experts and will be evaluated based on their quality, creativity and relevance to chemistry.

Winning entries will be displayed at the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (June 3-7, 2019) in Québec City.

Contestants retain the rights to their images, but grant the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and its parent organization, the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), non-exclusive, royalty-free license to display, reproduce, and distribute images submitted to this contest. The CSC reserves to right to modify images in order to optimize their appearance for display.