Art in Phytopathology is a contest sponsored by the Graduate Student Committee, Valent USA, and BASF 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 2016 APS Meeting, many works of art were entered into the competition ranging in media from photography to digital imagery to hand-drawings.
The APS GSC would like to solicit submissions for the 2017 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 2017 APS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX and awards will be distributed in September. Thank you Valent USA and BASF for funding this competition!
Entries are submitted to one of five different competition categories. There are four permanent categories: Arts and Crafts, Nature, Digitally Altered, and Humor. Starting this year, we will have a fifth category that changes annually. This past year, the theme was "Creative Ways to Display Data." 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 or short videos may be submitted in .GIF format. 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 Elisha Allan-Perkins (email@example.com).
Thanks to our GSC Art in Phytopathology Subcomittee: Elisha Allan-Perkins, Mel Carter, Shashika Hewavitharana, and Karasi Mills.