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Submit to the Art of Science Contest and Totem Magazine!
January 13, 2019

Submissions are open now for Caltech's biennial Art of Science Competition! This event, hosted by the Caltech literary and arts magazine Totem, is a celebration of the aesthetics of scientific research and the way in which science and art inform each other.

Submissions may include imagery created in the course of research, or 2D/3D art forms based on scientific subjects, tools, or concepts. For microscope or telescope images, please include each image's dimensions in its description.

There will be prizes for the best student entries in the following amounts:

  • First Place - $250.00
  • Second Place - $150.00
  • Third Place - $100.00

Entries will be accepted from students, postdocs, faculty, and staff; only student entries will be considered for the three prizes. Selected entries will be displayed in the Art of Science gallery in Chandler along with the three winning submissions.

Entries to the competition can be submitted at until January 31, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. PST. For more information about Art of Science, including detailed contest submission guidelines, please visit

And, don't forget that submissions Totem are open as well. Works should include your name (or anonymous), title, and medium. Detailed submission guidelines for Totem are online at

Please contact with any questions.