Special Prize Offered to Students in Libraries’ Capturing Science Contest

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The UGA Libraries invites students to compete in the Fourth Annual Capturing Science Contest. The competition, co-sponsored by the Office of Research, offers cash prizes for students who convey STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts in creative and compelling projects that range from artistic endeavors to classroom activities, games and videos. The deadline for virtual submissions is 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020.

In addition to the prizes of $1,000, $800, $600, and $400 to the top four submissions in any STEM field or medium, this fall the organizers are offering a special prize for students who engage with one of two topics that have greatly impacted the campus community in 2020. To be eligible for the $200 prize, students may submit projects that convey research or information on COVID-19 or racial and ethnic justice. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing any degree are eligible for the prizes.

Submissions will be evaluated according to their creativity, clarity of expression, and appeal to a broad audience. Group projects and multiple submissions are acceptable. Students may submit works used for other class assignments, and multiple entries are acceptable. Due to COVID-19, all entries must be submitted online. Winners will be announced in Spring 2021. 

Past winners have engaged in projects that convey science concepts through art, music, games, animated videos, fashion, and other media. For examples of last year’s winning projects, see https://news.uga.edu/uga-libraries-capturing-science-contest/.

Visit guides.libs.uga.edu/capturingscience for contest rules, previous winners, and all past submissions. The contest site also includes commentary from contest judges explaining how previous winning entries exemplified the spirit of the contest. Questions should be directed to Chandler Christoffel at christof@uga.edu.