Despite the cancellation of CCCE 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the associated ChemiSTEAM – Putting the A(rt) in STEM competition ran in virtual format. The contest was organized by Vance Williams (Simon Fraser University) and Brian Wagner (University of Prince Edward Island), and enthusiastically supported by Louise Dawe (Wilfrid Laurier University), and multiple guest judges with expertise in both science and art. Over 20 outstanding entries were submitted for the 2020 competition, challenging the judges to rank entries on the science, art, and stories behind these creations. The final choices of award-winning submissions included three top awards, and four honourable mentions. Many readers will now be familiar with these works from the outstanding blog posts by these artists/scientists. In case you missed these posts, they are linked below for your review. We hope that the Canadian community has enjoyed learning more about the work of our colleagues, and that you will consider joining the ChemiSTEAM competition in 2021! 

Leveraging the virtual conference, the 2021 ChemiSTEAM competition will accept both still and dynamic entries to be showcased as part of an online exhibit at IUPAC | CCCE 2021. The competition is open to all members of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), and registered participants of the IUPAC | CCCE 2021 congress. Contestants must be 18 years or older.
This year, prizes for the competition include various book prizes provided by De Gruyter and a chance to have your artwork featured by the CSC and IUPAC!

Submit your entry by June 15, 2021.