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National Science Foundation

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Photography

Digital or film photographs, as well as images from sensors, microscopes, telescopes and similar instruments. Photographs submitted to the competition may not exceed 10 MB. Visit the Winners page to see last year's winning photographs.

Illustration

Hand-designed or computer-assisted illustrations and drawings produced to conceptualize the unseen or recreate an object, process or phenomenon without using text. Illustrations submitted to the competition may not exceed 50 MB. Visit the Winners page to see last year's winning illustrations.

Posters & Graphics

Hand-designed or computer-assisted illustrations, drawings, infographics, data visualizations, or photographs that conceptualize the unseen or recreate an object, process or phenomenon, and include text. Posters and graphics submitted to the competition may not exceed 50 MB. Visit the Winners page to see last year's winning posters and graphics.

Interactive

Games, web applications, interactive visualizations, and smartphone or tablet apps that require user input. Entries must be self-guiding or include rules that explain the purpose, challenge, or goal of the interactive. Interactives should be free of charge and compatible with Microsoft Windows or Mac OS, or, for smartphone and tablet apps, both iOS and Android platforms. Entrants must provide any needed passwords required for access. Interactives will be evaluated based on the first five minutes of use. Visit the winners page to see last year's winning interactives (previously, the "games and apps" category).

Video

Videos constructed from photographs, illustrations, or graphics to depict an object, process, phenomenon, or the natural world. Accepted video formats are MP4, FLV, and MOV. Videos will be evaluated based on the first five minutes of running time. Visit the Winners page to see other winning videos.

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