Visualization Challenge

Visuals are a highly effective and often creative way to communicate ideas and discoveries with both the public and the broader scientific community. With this competition, EarthScope National Office aims to highlight and celebrate the most effective, stunning, and stimulating visuals conveying the work of EarthScope scientists. If you have been imagining and drafting your EarthScope results in an aesthetic form, now is the time to share!

For tips on visualizing your own science, please check out the Visualizing Science guidelines document (pdf).

This challenge was open to the entire EarthScope research community, including faculty, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students who use EarthScope data in their research, as well as high-school students who are working on EarthScope research.

Check out the submissions and winners for 2017! 

There were three categories for Submissions:

  • Illustration:

  • 2D data visualizations, graphics, cartoons, drawings, etc.

  • Motion:

  • Short animations, sonifications, or video clips of <5 min.

  • Photography:

  • Digital or film photographs, as well as images from sensors, microscopes, and similar instruments.


First prizes in each category will be:

Illustration: Wacom digital art tablet

Motion: iPad Mini 2 

Photography: Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera

Second and third prizes will be special EarthScope-related goodies (nice new T-shirts, special mugs).

All winning entries will be highlighted on the EarthScope website, in the summer issue of inSights, on EarthScope and partner social media channels, and at the EarthScope booth at the 2017 GSA and AGU meetings.