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Science Comic Strip Competition

Comic Strip Contest adApplication deadline: October 1, 2014
Results announced: November 1, 2014
Awards presented at the ASCB Meeting

Show off your creativity and talent by entering into the ASCB Science Comic Strip Contest. Sketch, draw, design a funny moment, an interesting perspective, or any creative idea that pertains to science in comic strip format.

Entries will be judged by a panel of ASCB representatives and will feature celebrity judges Jorge Cham, author of PhD comics and the PHD Movie 2: Still in Grad School Kickstarter Campaign, and Nik Papageorgiou, author of The Upturned Microscope.

Who can participate?

  1. This competition is open to members of the American Society for Cell Biology. Entrants must be members at the time of submission.
  2. Only one entry per person is allowed.
  3. The subject matter of competition entries is flexible but must be of relevance to researchers in cell biology.

How do I submit?

  1. Entrants should email their submission to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. Submissions should be (21 x 9 cm 300 dpi)
  3. Entrants should supply a concise title limited to 7 words
  4. The deadline for entries is October 1, 2014



Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  1. 1st Prize $500
  2. 2nd Prize $200
  3. 3rd Prize $100

General information

  1. Entries will be anonymized prior to judging.
  2. A committee of 5 judges formed by ASCB members will evaluate the entries.
  3. The winning comics may be published or used in ASCB official material.
  4. Entries that do not conform to the entry requirements will be disqualified.