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Cool Science Image Contest

Cool Science Image submission is closed.

New this year!

2017 UW Department of Surgery Cool Science Image Contest

UW Department of Surgery faculty, residents, fellows & trainees, staff and students
are eligible to enter.


Images can depict an object or phenomenon from a discipline related to research happening in the UW Department of Surgery.

Examples include:

  • Microscopy
  • Photography
  • Medical Imaging
  • Science-As-Art
  • Schematics

Images will be judged on aesthetic and informational qualities, by the Research Summit Committee. All images submitted will be electronically displayed at the Research Summit.

The top three images will be printed and displayed in large format at the Research Summit. All attendees will have a chance to vote for the winning image at the Research Summit.

Monetary prize will be awarded to winning image!

The top three winners will be allowed to take their large format print, after the close of the Research Summit.

Please note: If your image is one of the top three winners, we will need a high-resolution print-ready image, ideally 300dpi and at least 8″×10″ in dimension.


Cool Science Image submission is closed.

Submit your images to Karen Williams, via email at,
no later than Friday, December 16, 2016.

Please include the following information:

  • Credit line: name and lab of the individual(s) responsible for creating the image
  • Specific role within the UW Department of Surgery, including division
  • A brief title/caption (<150 words) that answers the following questions:
    • What does the image depict?
    • How was the image taken?
    • What is an interesting fact about the object or phenomenon?
    • How is this object, phenomenon, and/or method of image-making important to your research or discipline?

Please write your caption in layman’s terms, avoiding scientific jargon. It should be easy for a non-scientist to understand.


By submitting an image, you agree to have your image electronically displayed at the Research Summit and on the UW Department of Surgery intranet and public website. In addition, if you are selected as one of the top three images, you agree to have your image printed in large format and displayed at the Research Summit.


Contact Karen Williams at 265-8514 or Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System