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Louise Dawe, Wilfrid Laurier University (@LouiseDawe)
Brian Wagner, University of Prince Edward Island (@DrummerBoy2112)
Vance Williams, Simon Fraser University (@vancew)

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 IUPAC | CCCE 2021 Conference will feature a juried exhibition of original chemistry-inspired art. We welcome submissions, including both static (i.e., electronic images) and dynamic (i.e., gifs and short videos) works (in jpeg, png, or mp4. format) from all areas of chemistry, including images previously shared on social media.

Prizes: Various book prizes will be provided by De Gruyter.

Submissions: Submissions are welcomed for still images & short videos 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.

Only electronic submissions will be considered. Images should be .jpeg, .jpg, or .png format and should be between 1 – 10 MB. Short video submissions should be in mp4. format. 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. For entries in which the subject matter is original non-digital artwork (such as a 3-dimensional object), up to 3 images of the same object may be submitted for evaluation.

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 IUPAC | CCCE 2021 congress occurring virtually. Contestants must be 18 years or older. The contestant must be the creator of the image and must retain its copyright. Images/videos that have previously been submitted to another image/video contest 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.

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 featured in an online photo exhibit starting in August 2021.

Disclaimer: Contestants retain the rights to their submissions but grant the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and its parent organization, the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), a 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.