Museum Shares the Elegance of Science
This image of a mosquito, Psorophora ferox, carrying a load of bot fly eggs in French Guiana, won first place in last year’s competition.
Photo by Lawrence Reeves
In an art exhibit that is open to all University of Florida (UF) students, staff and faculty, the deadline for submissions is December 20. Prizes include $150 for first place, $100 for second place, $50 for third place and honorable mentions. An awards reception and short presentations by contestants will take place in 2018.
The seventh annual Elegance of Science art competition, organized by the Marston Science Library and Florida Museum of Natural History, features two-dimensional images or videos that are part of their research or incorporate scientific tools or concepts in the artwork. The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating its centennial year. Each participant may submit up to five entries.
Andrei Sourakov, collection coordinator at the Florida Museum McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, states, “This event teaches the public about diverse sciences at UF and bridges gaps between people from across campus.”
For more information on entering the competition, contest rules and to view past entries, visit FloridaMuseum.ufl.edu/eos.