This is your chance to showcase your creative side and your research!  Again 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. Last year’s winning art entries 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 Tara Ruttley at  by November 8th at 5PM. 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 a title of the piece, artists / affiliations and brief explanation (a few sentences).  Voting will be by Title, so please try to use a concise and catchy title that is easy to write on the ballot.  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 Tara Ruttley if you have any questions.

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 noon Saturday. We plan to announce the winners before at the banquet that evening.  We encourage you to submit an entry and look forward to a very successful event.