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Capturing Science Contest: About

Congratulations to our 2020 winners! Read about the winning entries and view all submissions. 

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UGA Libraries Capturing Science Contest

Guidelines: Convey a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any medium of your choice.

Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria: creativity, clarity of expression, and appeal to a broad audience

Formats: All formats are encouraged. We mean it!​ View winners and submissions from 2020 and previous years for examples. Due to COVID-19, all entries must be submitted online. See How to Submit below for more information.

Deadline: 5:00pm, December 7, 2020

Prizes: The top four submissions receive prizes of $1,000, $800, $600, and $400.  

Special Prize: An additional $200 will be made available to the entry that engages most successfully with the topic of either COVID-19 or Racial and Ethnic Justice. 

Eligibility: All currently-enrolled UGA undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible. Multidisciplinary and collaborative group submissions are highly encouraged. Students may submit works used for other class assignments. Multiple entries are acceptable. 

How to Submit

Due to COVID-19, all entries must be submitted online. If your entry needs special accommodations, contact us

Please prepare a cover letter (PDF) that includes your name, year in school, major, the title of your submission, and a 200-300 word description of your submission. Send the cover letter and your contest submission to by 5:00pm on December 7, 2020

All entries will be posted online, and some may be showcased in a library exhibit. Please contact us in advance if you have concerns about your work being publicly available.

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Hosted by the UGA Libraries. Co-sponsored by the UGA Office of Research.