Elegance of Science 2019-2020

Contest Rules

Judging Criteria

A panel of judges (see past judges) from the Gainesville art and science community will independently score images/videos based on their artistic, scientific and educational merit. The accompanying 150-word description should expand upon the image’s educational merit and be written to target a high school science student audience.


The Elegance of Science Committee will select winning entries based on the combined scores assigned by the judges. Cash awards are as follows:

The award of prize money requires the recipient be eligible to receive payment from the University of Florida.


All contestants retain copyright for submitted entries. By submitting an entry, participants agree to all contest rules and attest the artwork(s) is (are) their own work and they hold all copyrights associated with the work. Participants take responsibility for any possible copyright infringement, and also agree to allow the Marston Science Library, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the University of Florida, acting on behalf of the State of Florida, to use and/or distribute the image(s) for nonprofit, educational purposes in print or via the Internet. This is a non-exclusive grant of permissions for online and offline use for an indefinite term.