Art in Phytopathology is a contest sponsored by the Graduate Student Committee and BASF and designed to showcase the artwork of students and members in the area of Phytopathology. The exhibit was started in 2002 and since its inception, hundreds of entries have been displayed. This past year at the 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting, 42 works of art were entered into the competition ranging in media from crochet to digital imagery to hand-drawings. View all of the 2014 submissions.
The APS GSC would like to solicit submissions for the 2015 Art in Phytopathology contest! All APS members are welcome to submit artwork, and graduate student participation is especially encouraged. Art in any medium is welcome, but all artwork is submitted in a digital format. The winners will be announced at the 2015 APS Annual Meeting in Pasadena, California and awards will be distributed in September. Thank you BASF for funding this competition for seven years in a row!
Entries are submitted to one of five different competition categories including: Arts and Crafts, Nature, Microscopy, Digitally Altered, and Humor. Judges give each entry points based on creativity, aesthetic value, technical merit, shade and color, originality, and relatedness to plant pathology. Winners in each category are awarded a $50 check and the best in show wins an additional $50.
Rules for Entry: Submissions will only be accepted in a digital format. Two- or three- dimensional art must be digitally photographed for online submission. Entries must be in .JPG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. All artwork must be original, related to the general theme of plant disease, and have been created by a current member of APS. Each entrant may submit up to three pieces. APS reserves the right to use, reproduce, or publish submitted artwork. A slideshow of the digital entries will be displayed at the Annual Meeting right before the Plenary Session and posted on APSnet after the meeting. Entrants should not bring artwork to the meeting.
To Enter: Send your artwork as an e‐mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following in your email: Full name, job title, employer address, title of your artwork, permission for APS to reproduce or publish your submission, and a brief description of your artwork (include medium, dimensions, what the art depicts, etc).
If you have any questions, please send them to Margarita Marroquin-Guzman (email@example.com) or Elisha Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org).