This is your chance to showcase your creative side and your research! This year the conference will have an art competition, so consider submitting an entry from you or your students. Entries will be displayed during the conference and a democratic vote will be taken to determine the winners. Awards will be given for both Artistic Merit and Technical Merit categories.

Submissions will be evaluated based on their artistic merit and/or technical merit, and there will be awards for both categories. Eligible entries include (but are not limited to): images (photographs or computer-generated), paintings, drawings, or sketches of gravitational and space research phenomena. Rearrangement, assembly, or other creative mixing of images into an art-form is appropriate and encouraged. Some examples of art are shown above.

To enter, electronically submit a high resolution image with a title, list of contributing artists and their affiliations, and brief explanation of your submission to Sandra Olson ( ) by October 7, 2016. To participate, at least one of the artists is required to be a registered attendee at the meeting and the art must be displayed at the meeting.

We recommend you mount it with a rigid backing or frame so it stands up on the provided easel, with a maximum size no greater than 25 by 16 inches. If traveling by air, please make sure to consider luggage size. The display should include the above title, artists / affiliations and brief explanation. Similar to what one would see in an art gallery, the quality of printing, use of border, frames, 3D effects, etc., can significantly enhance the visual and professional appeal of your artwork.

You are expected to set up your display at the meeting site at the start of the conference and remove it by the end of the meeting. We will provide easels for your art displays. Contact Sandra Olson if you have any special display needs.

The ASGSR cannot guarantee the security of your artwork while on display at the hotel. Submission indicates your permission for your artwork to be displayed on the ASGSR website.

Each registered attendee will receive an art ballot as part of the registration package. The peer voting will occur throughout the conference until 3 PM Saturday, Oct. 29th. We plan to announce the winners before at the banquet on Oct. 29th. We encourage you to submit an entry and look forward to a very successful event.