Acceptable Entry Formats
- Photographs/Pictures—Film or digital photographs and photomicrographs, as well as images obtained from electron microscopes, STMs, AFMs, telescopes, sensors and similar instruments.
- Illustrations/Drawings/Paintings—Traditional or computer-assisted illustrations and drawings produced to conceptualize the unseen or recreate an object, process or phenomenon (technique). Illustrations and drawings rely primarily on the created image to convey meaning. Illustrations do not have text.
- Informational/Explanatory Graphics—Computer-assisted illustrations or graphics produced to instruct/interpret highly technical information into art that teaches. An informational graphic is more explanatory by nature and relies heavily on data and often text to convey a message. An informational graphic may incorporate a photographic image or an illustration into the overall presentation in order to convey the intended message. Typically incorporates text as an integral part of the illustration or graphic.
- Three-Dimensional—Sculpture, origami or other non-2D formats that have scientific, mathematical or technical relevance.
- Interactive Media—Multimedia designed for interaction. Entry must be able to be manipulated by the judges. The DVD selection menu does not make it interactive media (NOT a movie demonstrating an interactive media). This differs from non-interactive media because it is self-guided.
- Non-Interactive Media—Multimedia not designed for interaction. Do not exceed 5 minutes total running time.
Preparing for Submission
Entrants must ensure that interactive media is Windows 7 compatible and is packaged so as to be viewed directly from the medium it is saved to, without special provisions, controllers, scripts, installations or downloads. No proprietary programs can be used.
Entrants must be ready to provide entries in a different medium or format if requested for judging or promotional purposes. Entries not submitted in the formats outlined above will be disqualified. All submission materials must be in English. Text descriptions should be no longer than 100 words total.
Still images (photographs, illustrations, informational graphics):
- Should be one of the following in non-compressed form: jpg, png, pdf, gif, bmp, tif
- No proprietary formats will be accepted (e.g. PowerPoint .ppt, Adobe Illustrator .ai, Photoshop .psd, Flash .fla, etc.).
- Still images must be print-ready.
- Images should be under 20MB in size.
Rules of Thumb:
- Generally, images should be between 1000 and 4000 pixels wide. If your image is exceptionally wide or tall, this rule of thumb doesn't always work. In these cases it might be best to calculate the area in pixels and make sure it's between 750,000 and 12 million pixels.
- If your artwork is in a vector format (.ai, .svg, .eps, etc.) please export as either a PDF or rasterize into a more widely available format (.jpg or .png).
- 150 DPI or better (or, if you don't know what DPI means, see first rule of thumb regarding pixels)
Interactive and Non-interactive Media:
- Video files must be in in either Windows Quicktime or AVI format.
- Videos must be less than 20MB in size
- An accompanying still image representing the video is required.
Entrants should provide up to two digital images of three-dimensional entries to include in the virtual gallery.
- Science as Art organizers cannot be held responsible for loss or damage during shipping or delivery. Three-dimensional entries will be displayed as received, unless other instructions are provided. Size limitations apply; entries should be no larger or heavier than can be transported by one person. Entrants will be responsible for transporting entries that exceed these limits. Please submit an inquiry through our contact form if an entry exceeds reasonable weight and/or size limits.
- All entries will be set up the day of the exhibit. Printed works will be managed through the submissions website, but all other entrants will be required to help set up their own exhibits. Entrants of printed works are welcome to oversee the setup of their artwork. Prints and original works will be moved after the Meet the Artist Reception from the exhibit to Holtzendorff Hall at the conclusion of the exhibit, by the event organizers. Entrants may choose to transport their own works providing that they make a prior written agreement with the organizers to do so.
- Three-dimensional entries must be picked up by entrants by the pick-up deadline (TBD). Entries not picked up by the pick-up deadline become the property of Clemson University, unless a prior written agreement has been made with the event organizers.