Science Image Challenge 2022


The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is proud to announce our 2022 Science Image Challenge. We invite graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral associates/fellows, and staff members (excluding Faculty members) of the School of Chemical Sciences to participate by submitting a computer-assisted or traditional scientific image designed to inform, educate, and inspire. Note that a lab’s Principal Investigator must be a faculty member or an affiliate/adjunct of either the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering or Chemistry.

The grand prize is $150. All winning entries will be prominently displayed in the School, be displayed for one year in the School’s VizLab, and join the Gallery of Winning Images on the Challenge’s website.

A separate category "Cover Art” is sponsored by the Chemistry Library with a prize of $150. Eligible entries for this category are accepted cover art images by SCS groups and affiliates, including those that have been professionally produced or modified.  Images will be selected for display in the School of Chemical Sciences.

Submit images to:

Deadline:  NOON - Monday, September 26, 2022

More information:  Guidelines and Rules

View Previous Winning Entries

Direct Questions to:


Thank you,

Jonathan V. Sweedler, Director

School of Chemical Sciences